Last August I attended The Word Writers' Fair in Adelaide and met many interesting Australian authors writing some great novels. If I hadn't taken the time out to attend this Word Fair I wouldn't have met these creative people who are all trying to make their mark in Australian fiction and non-fiction. We need to support our home grown writers because we have our own unique Australian voice, and the best way to do that is at Word Fairs and Writers' Festivals.
On 6th November, 2010 The Word Writers' Fair will be held at Bayside Church, Capalaba, Brisbane from 9 am. to 5 pm. This fair is run by Wombat Books. Visit the website http://www.wombatbooks.com.au/
Our book stores sell great books, but finding Australian authors' books can be a long, and sometimes frustrating search, especially for the new and upcoming authors. Writers fairs and festivals help readers know there are many books available by Australian authors established, and new, and they get the opportunity to meet with them. Writing is a lonesome occupation, so most authors grasp any occasion they can to chat with their readers. If you're a lover of books, come along to The Word Writers' Fair in Brisbane, mingle with the authors and tell them what you like about their work, and what you would like to read in the future.
I'll be there, looking forward to seeing you. Don't be shy, come up and say 'hi'.