I happened across a monthly event called Story Door: True Tales Told Live when confirming the location for a future event I was attending. True Tales Told Live is held in the leadlight room of the Holgate Hotel in Woodend and hosted by Kate Lawrence, member of Storytelling Victoria. On the evening there is an open mic for people to tell a 5 minute tale based on the theme of the month.
I have come across a fantastic podcast for writers, So You Want To Be a Writer. Hosted by Valerie Khoo, founder and CEO of the Australian Writers Centre and Allison Tait, author of the Map Maker Chronicles series, they deliver a weekly podcast with news, tips and a weekly author interviews.
I always gain some gem of writing inspiration while listening to the podcast and the industry information is invaluable. The banter between the two is fun in amongst the professional and clear delivery. Well worth a listen if you are an emerging writer.
Kylie Parkinson is a writer, a reader and a daydream believer.