Hey readers! Phew! It’s been a while since I wrote anything on this blog, as opposed to my other blog. Maybe it’s because I’ve been really busy settling into my new life in Brisbane, and work, and other normal everyday events. But I’m glad I can jump straight back into updating something new to share! *drum roll*
I will be volunteering as a Box Office attendant at the 2017 Brisbane Writer’s Festival in early September! For those of you who are unaware of this event, it is held once every year in Brisbane, Queensland, and it showcases all the established and upcoming writers and authors and creatives in Australia!
I’m pretty excited because the Sunshine Coast didn’t provide many opportunities in the writing world to mingle with other authors, like living in the city does. There is a lot of names I have never heard of, and some familiar ones too including the talented and funny writer Benjamin Law, who is well known in Frankie magazine, as a contributor. I’m really really excited to hear him speak about using humour and wit in his writing.
As a Box Office attendant, I will be working two morning shifts in early September, processing ticket sales for customers to the different lectures, writing workshops and panels that are part of the festival. I feel like this is an amazing opportunity to not only gain event experience, and mingle with people who are aspiring writer’s, but also because it opens my eyes to the possibilities of any future projects I want to write about. If I can be inspired to start writing again, then that would be amazing! The bonus is that as part of being a volunteer I can sit in on the different talks and workshops for free!
The festival is held at the State Library of Queensland, in South Bank. It is known as the cultural hub of Brisbane, and a place where lots of creatives can visit the GOMA museum, and see a play or concert at the QPAC hall.
Tomorrow night is my first training session for the role, where they will teach us the process, and the computer system to use, and then another induction the following day. If you’re interested in learning more about the authors, and the festival you can visit the website here: http://uplit.com.au/
In the meantime, I will keep you posted about the event, and my role in the festival! Happy days!