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Live Stream at wheelercentre.com: What it Takes (from Bendigo Writers Festival)

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A room of one’s own, a little divine inspiration, a dash of perspiration, a strong cup of coffee, and the ability to remain wholly undistracted by the internet – is that what it takes to write, or is there something else to it?

Streaming live from Bendigo Writers Festival, Emily Sexton talks to Alli Sinclair, Fleur Ferris, Luke Carman and Alicia Sometimes about how they make the writing life work – including getting started, finding their way, and riding the waves without going under.

Featuring

Emily Sexton

Emily Sexton is a former Head of Programming for the Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas. She was the recipient of a prestigious Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship in 2014. Previously, she was Artistic Director of Next Wave (2010–14), where her key achievements were a radical rethink of an ar... Read more

Alli Sinclair

Alli Sinclair is a multi-award winning author who writes about romance, dance, and mystery. Her latest book is Luna Tango.

Fleur Ferris

Fleur Ferris is an Echuca-based writer who grew up on a farm in Patchewollock, north-west Victoria, and now lives with her family on rice farm near Echuca. Her first YA novel, Risk, is published by Random House in July.

Luke Carman

Luke Carman is the author of An Elegant Young Man, which won the 2014 NSW Premier’s New Writing Award and was shortlisted for the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal, the Steele Rudd Short Story Prize and the Readings New Writing Award. He was named a Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Nov... Read more

Alicia Sometimes

Alicia Sometimes is an Australian writer and broadcaster. She has performed her spoken word and poetry at many venues, festivals and events around the world. Her poems have been in Best Australian Science Writing, Best Australian Poems, Overland, Southerly, Meanjin, the Age, ABC TV’s Sunday... Read more

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