Woolshed Writers Tour
At last! The Author Walk at the High Country Writers Festival in 2020 was the event that launched my new life as a fiction writer. Prue Dudley adapted quickly, cleverly and graciously to my camera-phobia, thank you Prue.
Persistent rain, lashed by intermittent downpours, demanded another adjustment. The Author Walk and Talk, planned for many of the Station's sites and buildings, was cut to just a short blustery and drizzle-infused walk from the Shearers Lodgings to the Woolshed. Similarly, I had to appeal to guests to imagine, rather than see and sense most of the sites that have inspired my stories.
In the video's opening scene, you will glimpse the original corrugated iron woolshed, dating from circa mid 1800s. It adjoins the 'new' weatherboard section, circa 1908, via an unusual enclosed bridge. Fortunately for the farm's schedule and our visit, shearing finished the day before, hence the bulging bales of superfine wool, destined for Europe's finest designers.
My attentive and courteous audience included the Festival's guest authors, aspiring writers and fellow retreaters, day visitors, friends, volunteers, associates and my wonderful collaborators and supporters from The Makers Shed and Waterloo Station. Thank you to each of you for being a part of this milestone moment and for showing faith by subscribing to my mailing list. I hope you will stay with me and be rewarded as I adapt, practice and build my portfolio of fiction. Best wishes to each of you.
Special thanks to Prue Dudley from Captive Light Media.