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san francisco, Writing
On leaving your heart in San Francisco
August 26, 2015 at 10:07 am 0
10 days in San Francisco is good for the soul. I had forgotten how wonderful travel is; and travelling solo has its many virtues. A wonderful literary city, I experienced it all - from staying in a Victorian apartment in Nob Hill with cable cars rumbling up the hill outside my window; to waking to an earthquake; doing the touristy thing at Fisherman's Wharf; food trucks by the Marina at sunset; chowing down on dan-dan noodles in Chinatown; walking the Embarcadero; sampling gourmet delights at the Ferry Building; trampling down Haight St with flowers in my hair; journeying to Berkeley; gourmanding at Chez Panisse; swilling martinis at the Top of the Mark; crashing an Indian wedding at the Fairmont; walking the Castro and the Mission; scanning the shelves at City Lights; baseballing at AT&T Stadium; arty-fartying at the de Young in Golden Gate Park; inspecting ruins at Sutro Baths...and shopping. So...do you think I got any writing done?
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Frankie Fox, Writing
Book me in at the Somerset Celebration of Literature on the Gold Coast next week!
March 11, 2015 at 9:42 am 0
I'll be appearing at the Somerset Celebration of Literature at Somerset College on the Gold Coast next week from March 18-20 and I'd love to meet you! I'm going to be discussing all things writing, Frankie Fox and in general just ruminating on my luuuurve for books and reading (I'm not an English teacher for nothing). There's a fantastic lineup of writers too, including A.L. Tait, author of the wonderful Mapmaker Chronicles. Don't be shy, come and say hi - and tell me why you love reading so much. Download the funkiest-looking program in the world here. See you there, Queensland readers! I'll be appearing at the following sessions:
  • Session 133 - Wednesday 18 March at 11.15am
  • Session 214 - Thursday 19 March at 9.15am
  • Session 244 - Thursday 19 at 12.45pm
  • Friday 333 - Friday 20 at 11.15am
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Writing
#Radelaide
March 10, 2015 at 10:15 am 0
Well, I just missed Adelaide Writers' Week by thiiiiiiis much, but I was rapt to finally be in Radelaide (a phrase I've so desperately wanted to use over the years) for the Fringe Festival and Womadelaide, the world music festival. It was a whirlwind trip but the vibes were great - discovering the Garden of Unearthly Delights, watching some quality comedy and then a day spent at Womadelaide seeing some of my fave musicians. Oh, and did I mention that I spent time with one of my best friends? I'm feeling energised and creative, and Adelaide has inspired me all over again! I'll be back soon, Adelaide.
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