Public libraries I have loved

Our public libraries are some of Australia’s best loved social institutions.  Writer Tracey Farr reminded an audience at the Perth Writers Festival about the importance of local public libraries. She recalled going to the old Cottesloe library as a child.

The State Library of Western Australia  is too often taken for granted, in spite the the service it provides. I, for one, am very grateful for a life-changing library experience.

Libraries

Libraries

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February favourites

February favourites are almost here. February always seems like the start of the proper New Year. After the indolence of January and the media silly season, it is time to begin 2016 proper. Apart from the heat, I love this time of the year.

There’s something exhilarating about a month that has so much in store. This is the season for some major Western Australian Festivals.

Elizabeth Quay

Elizabeth Quay

February favourites

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Digital tourism or life on the edge

Digital tourism means many things. Understanding depends on whether you are a traveller, an airline, a destination or a country or something in between. One thing is certain: travelling will never be the same as before the internet.

Digital tourism

Digital tourism

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Kick start your writing Part 1

Kick start your writing was the informal title of the session I facilitated a  at the lovely Peter Cowan Writers Centre yesterday. The formal title was ‘Getting started as a writer.’ But the informal name is much more fun. Twelve people of varying skills-levels participated.

The lovely Peter Cowan Writers Centre

The lovely Peter Cowan Writers Centre

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