2022 in review: Workshops, Panels and Presentations

Mock-ups of a book of map making instructions

2022 was a year of quite a few workshops, presentations, and panels, after the relative quiet of the preceding years!

Workshops (writing, illustration, writing/illustration, creativity)

  • Creative writing workshop (three-mood short stories) for Global Change Scholars Program, University of Queensland, February
  • Observation Journal Workshop, Brisbane Writers Festival, May
  • Gothic writing workshop, Kelvin Grove State College, August
  • “Bad drawings, good stories”, Gympie LIbrary, September
  • “The Art of Illustration” guest lecture and workshop for WRIT7090 (Writing and Publishing for Children and Young Adults), University of Queensland, October
  • “The Three Mood Approach to Writing Short Fiction” (online), World Fantasy Convention, New Orleans, November
  • “Feeling for the Edges — a bouquet of techniques for recombining, rediscovering and writing with what you already know” — workshop for the Departing Radically in Academic Writing summer school, Brisbane, December
  • Map Illustration Workshop (one hour version):
    • LoveYA / Wordplay / Brisbane Writers Festival, May
    • Indooroopilly Library, December
    • West End Library, December
    • Banyo Library, December

Panels (as panellist and as moderator, which I very much enjoy)

  • “Writing the Familiar as Fantasy” panellist — OzComicCon, March
  • Brisbane Writers Festival, May:
    • “Debuting in a pandemic”, as chair, with panellists Jacqueline Maley, Sophie Overett and Lyndall Clipstone
    • “Sweet, sweet fantasy” panellist, with Lynette Noni, C.S. Pacat, and MC Samantha Baldry
  • “Fairytale and fantasy. The art of pinning magic to the page with Kathleen Jennings and Trent Jamieson” panellist, with Trent Jamieson and MC Jess Yates, Oz ComicCon, September
  • “Keynote: Australian Fairy Tales: Flesh or Fossil”, keynote panellist, with Alan Parsons, Jo Henwood and MC Bettina Nissen, Australian Fairy Tale Society conference, October
  • “How We Do the PhD Here: An International Roundtable of PhD Candidates”, panellist with Hannah Ascough, Ovie Jack Matilda Eyituoyo, Brisa Smith Flores, Iris van der Wulp, and MC Mathias Orhero, Canadian Association for Graduate Studies conference, (virtual, Montréal), November
  • “Combining Outlooks: Artists Who Are Authors”, MC/panellist, with panellists Akua Lezli Hope, Terri Windling, Iris Compiet and Ursula Vernon, World Fantasy Convention, New Orleans, November
  • “The Artist as Visual Storyteller”, MC/Panellist, with Irene Gallo, Nikki Rossignol, Iris Compiet, and Penelope Flynn, World Fantasy Convention, New Orleans, November

Papers, interviewing, and others

  • Q&A live (remote) for CRWR3001 (The Epic), Flinders University, Adelaide, April
  • Reading at VICFA (first Virtual International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts), October
  • Pulp Fiction/Brisbane Square Library, launch of Angela Slatter’s The Path of Thorns, in conversation with me
  • A Room of One’s Own: Trent Jamieson’s launch of The Stone Road, in conversation with me
  • Academic paper, “Three Moods — A Novel Approach to the Short Story”, Work in Progress Conference, University of Queensland, Brisbane, November
  • Reading at World Fantasy Convention, New Orleans, November


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Australian SpecFic Snapshot

The Australian SpecFic Snapshot has been happening this week – 5 questions asked of each of… quite a number of Australian speculative fiction writers, editors, fans and illustrators.

The interviews will be archived on ASif! but are being blogged here:

Kathryn Linge interviewed me (thank you Kathryn!) and I got very excitable and showed off a very small panel (but one of my favourite) from the Recent Project: http://kathrynlinge.livejournal.com/102434.html