While I was on the residency in Tasmania, I took part in and presented at The Longest Write, a writing workshop that took place over the 22nd and 23rd of June. The longest night was on the 22nd, and it was apt to spend it in wintery Hobart.
Along with the other participants, I scribbled out a short story, aided by some delicious Pagan Cider. We also listened to Matt Lamb, editor of Island, author Johanna Baker-Dowdell of Strawberry Communications, David Winter, editor at Text Publishing, and author Danielle Wood.
On the Sunday, I gave a talk about my residency and the process of writing the essay, and about my path to publication. An excerpt from this talk is in this video.