The University of Queensland celebrated its 100th birthday this weekend and on Sunday I had the pleasure of attending 'The Writer's Hub'
The Keynote Speaker was David Malouf author of many Australian novels and one of the authors I am studying in my Australian Literature course. He spoke really well in his Keynote address and on the discussion panel.
John Hay welcoming David Malouf (seated) to the celebrations.
The most entertaining and enlightening talks were Kim Wilkins and Kate Moreton (Australian fantasy writers) both graduates of the UQ English Literature dept and course.
I also enjoyed listening to my Poetry tutor Ross Clark, present some of his poetry. (He is the scary looking man on the right) He was so lovely and came over to chat to me before his presentation; asking me if I was still writing poetry.
All day I kept bumping into authors/writers and lecturers who I knew, but who also seemed to know me (well the lecturers - anyway). A wonderful day.