I’ve been been a volunteer with the Parramatta based NEW Writers’ Group Incorporated since 2004 helping co-ordinate writers’ events, workshops and publishing self-funding anthologies for local writers.
I established NWG’s presence on line in 2005 with zero level of understanding. With slightly better comprehension I became the founding editor of the print publication and competition ZineWest which publishes new Western Sydney writers and artists. I enjoy co-edits bi-lingual anthologies with Romanian writer, Mihaela Cristescu.
Books I’ve read more than once include Hilary Mantel’s take on Henry VIII, Michael Chabon’s Kavalier and Clay, and titles from independent publishers eg Giramondo, Transit Lounge. Local writing hero is Felicity Castagna.