Brisbane is the place to be this weekend! It’s GenreCon time again, a brilliant event focused on All Things Genre, featuring some of the best writers, publishers, editors, illustrators and readers in the business. I’m particularly stoked to hear the 2015 Special Guests so I’m definitely going to trot along to the sessions in which they’re appearing. Meanwhile, on Saturday (Halloween!!) I’ll be in Auditorium 2 from 1:30 – 2:30pm, chatting with Diane Demetre, Alex Adsett, and Lynette Noni about “Why Do Writers Need to Read?” — which, as any of my students will tell you, is a subject I can blab about ad nauseum.
It’s one of the fundamental bits of advice every new writer receives, but is it really important for an author to read and read widely? Is it enough to just read, or do we need to do more? Our panelists take a close look at why this timeless piece of advice is important to every writer.
And just a reminder for those of you coming up to Brisbane a bit early, I’ll be launching Lament for the Afterlife at Avid Reader Bookshop on Thursday night from 6:00 – 8:00pm — more details and info about registration can be found here.
Hope to see you in QLD this weekend!