Portable Careers. Why Blogging is a Perfect Fit.

Career in Suitcase, Portable Career

Yay! It's Bloggie Friday on ZigaZag Looking for a portable careers, but don't know where to turn? Have you thought about blogging? It really can be the perfect portable career, and as I was … [Read more...]

5 Western Australian Authors you just Have To Read

Western Australian Authors, a post by Jo Castro at ZigaZag

Love a good book? I know I do. There’s nothing better than curling up on the couch, or in this weather, under a sun brolley and having a lazy hour or two with your favourite author. Western … [Read more...]

What are the Chances of Getting a Book Published? Travel Writers Take Note.

The Endeavour by Jo Castro

Today, author, scriptwriter, ghost writer and mentor John Harman, has kindly taken the time to write a fabulous guest post about the chances of getting a book published, and the steps to follow. … [Read more...]

Award Winning Author, Craig Silvey, gives lowdown on writing a Best Seller

Author, Craig Silvey by Jo Castro

A taste of something new at The Perth Writer's Festival 2012 Award winning Western Australian author Craig Silvey (Novels: Rhubarb, Jasper Jones) steps out of his garret to give us an exclusive … [Read more...]

Biographer Selina Hastings tells all

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  Snapshots from a Writers Festival, Perth 2012 Session: People I have Known Biographer Selina Hastings discusses with John Harman the challenges of documenting the lives of Nancy Mitford, … [Read more...]

Journey of Discovery

University of Western Australia by Jo Castro

This post is the first in a series of “Snapshots” compiled from Author talks and discussions at The Perth Writer’s Festival. I have tried to stay as close to the spoken word as possible, my intention … [Read more...]

Jessica Rudd talks about new novel

Jessica Rudd by Jo Castro

I’ve just attended a writerly tea at the Bunbury Regional Library where Jessica Rudd was speaking about her two novels; Campaign Ruby and Ruby Blues. I didn’t know what to expect, although I’d already … [Read more...]

Artist at large

We found it down a rutted track. Pic: D Castro

Swallows Welcome. We found it down a rutted track, surrounded by tall indigenous Australian trees. It's the chapel you notice first, a small mudbrick and timber building with a sign above the … [Read more...]

AC Grayling – Ideas that Matter – ABC Perth – Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Philosopher and writer AC Grayling talking about Ideas that Matter at the Perth Writer's Festival. AC Grayling - Ideas that Matter - ABC Perth - Australian Broadcasting Corporation. With thanks … [Read more...]

Perth Writers’ Festival (www.perthfestival.com.au)

Held in the hallowed halls of University of Western Australia, a mingling of writers, readers and performance artists. I was at once uplifted, amused, humbled, inspired and galvanised into … [Read more...]