Well, I took talking to strangers to a whole new level over the weekend. I saw fit to talk to anyone that made eye contact [and some that didn’t] purely because I was so excited to attend my first Bendigo Writers Festival. I spoke to the local bus driver whose wife suggested he should put his passengers exploits in a book; I acted tourist advisor to visiting ladies attending the Maticevski exhibit at the Art Gallery and solved their dilemma of lost tickets; I talked at length to the barista as I gulped down my third, or fourth, latte for the day; I talked to aspiring writers and avid readers [the former would be wise to also be the latter]. I even got to speak to some of the amazing guest speakers one on one.
Kylie Parkinson is a writer, a reader and a daydream believer.