Come south for winter

Tue 23 Oct 2007 - Filed under: Not a Journal., , | Leave a Comment | Posted by: Gavin

The image “http://www.clarionsouth.org/images/img_CSlogo.gif” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.Clarion South have just announced the 2009 tutor line up:

We’re going back to Brisbane! You can come too—for 6 weeks of writing workshop! The workshop was incredibly impressively put together and we’re very much looking forward to Clarion South ’09.

Brisbane! Riverboats, wine, museums, Aurealis Awards, koala petting zoos(!), more fun than you can carry back on a 24-hour flight. Wonder if Virgin Airlines can take us there….

Q. Wasn’t it hot there?
A. Yes. But there was knee-high snow at home, so it seemed like a good idea.
A(2). Besides, it’s Australia!

Q. Are there any good bookshops in Brisbane?
A. Funny you should ask (and why wasn’t this the first question?). Pulp Fiction is a wonderful spec fic shop (now with added Press), there are a bunch of Dymocks, there’s the Avid Reader Bookshop in the West End. Oh, there’s tons.

Q. Will you faint if you meet Margo Lanagan.
A. It would be nice to manage not to for once but it’s probable.

Q. 17 students, 6 instructors. Is that cricket?
A. Cricket is the one with wickets (do all sports have rhyming components?). This will be more like rugby, but with water guns, red pencils, barbecue, and accents.

Q. Can only Australians go?
A. We’re not Australian. The more nationalities, the better! It would be great to see writers from all over Asia, Oceania, Antarctica, etc.

Q. Tell me more!
A. Ok, from their site:

Application Process

Applications will close at the end of June 2008. Applications submitted by the Earlybird Date of Wednesday, April 30th may be eligible for a $100 discount if you are accepted to the workshop.
There is a maximum of seventeen places available for Clarion South 2009. Participants will be selected by a panel of industry professionals based on the quality of their written submissions.

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