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A few links here, just to get this new year started:

Link to the STCSA/ActNowTheatre’s Decameron 2.0 project: my offering, starring STCSA’ Artistic Director and all-round theatre animal Mitchell Butel and directed by SA director Yasmin Gurreeboo, is the last one on the reel.

Link to the latest edition of Signalhouse journal, which has a piece of mine drawn from a larger work-in-progress, Captivities, a memoir of sorts.


....a shout out for a planned retreat later this year (Covid-permitting). We have one place left in the retreat. Sally is a masterly yoga, yoga therapy and Vedic chant practitioner, as a quick glance at her website should convince you. As for me, I have not done any creative writing teaching since I moved back to SA from Sydney in 2012, and I've missed it. Am so looking forward to working with developing (and developed!) writers again. See below:

TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE: A Yoga, Writing, Creation and Transformation Retreat in the Flinders Ranges

WHO: With Sally Riddell & Dr. Verity Laughton

WHEN: May 4 – 9 2021

WHERE: Angorichina Station, Blinman, Flinders Ranges, South Australia. Adnyamathana country

This consummate retreat offers you time and space to immerse yourself in a remote and extraordinary landscape, to connect with the elements, to learn about country and to explore both nature and your own heart, skills, and talents and possibilities.

Join Sally and Verity for 6 days and 5 nights of yoga, chant, writing, exploration and creation grounded in the wonders of South Australia’s amazing Flinders Ranges. This retreat provides an opportunity to engage with your body and mind through yoga and meditation, to explore your creative self through writing and chant, to indulge your imagination through story, and to nourish yourself through walking this sacred country, guided by Indigenous custodians. We hope that by immersing yourself in this place, by engaging with the natural rhythms of this world you will be inspired and transformed. This is a soulful, intimate adventure (6 participants only)

COST: $2700 single; $2400 share

And whilst I am about it...

....if anyone wants to conduct their own private writer’s retreat, can I mention the Cape Hart Wilderness Retreat on Kangaroo Island? If you can’t write here, then you can’t write anywhere.

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