Of fractured lives and devils in details

It's the second year in a row I have been asked to chair sessions at the Perth Writers Festival. The festival organisers like the fact that my background covers many subject areas, from crime to travel, memoir to poetry but I am not sure how aware they are that what I most treasure are stories of relationships, and how 'ordinary' people's characters can be shaped by youth trauma and mental health issues, and how writers wrestle to work these experiences into literature, one hiding more than the other.

Date: 05/02/2013 Venue: Perth Writers Festival 2013 at UWA, Nedlands Booking: not needed Cost: free Read more
Big Sky 2012

Tineke was among the guest writers at the 2012 Big Sky Readers and Writers Festival in Geraldton, Western Australia. The Festival, organised by the City of Geraldton Regional Library ran from 14 to 16 September. Tineke facilitated a poetry performance workshop for young people, a session on self-publishing and the well attended highlight even for this year's Festival, Poetry by the Sea.

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