Just a head’s-up: I’ll be doing a gig with screenwriter (and pal) Mark Shirrefs at the forthcoming Newcastle Writers’ Festival. It’s called “Creativity: the Improbable Aircraft” and will be a discussion about creativity as it applies to science fiction and fantasy in film and novels. We’ll discuss such things as where ideas come from, how writers develop ideas, and the impact of form, Mark will screen his Academy-Award nominated film The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello, and I’ll read a relevant bit of my novel The Memory Cathedral.
Mark has written some of Australia’s most successful children’s television programs, including The Girl from Tomorrow and the Spellbinder series.
The discussion will take place at the Newcastle City Hall at 1:30 pm on Sunday, April 6th. Tickets available at the door. For more information, CLICK.