Author talk video at Berkelouw Book Barn

Michelle Morgan - Tuesday, March 20, 2018

I recently had the privilege of taking part in the Author Talks video project of the Tom Keneally Centre and Sydney Mechanics School of Arts Library. While enjoying the peaceful ambience at Berkelouw Book Barn Bookshop & Café, I chatted about my novels for a five minute video that is now available on YouTube:


SMSA short videos for more than 50 Australian authors can now be viewed on YouTube.

Many thanks to the SMSA Library and the Tom Keneally Centre for this wonderful opportunity!

» Share this post

Photos from Southern Highlands Writers' Festival

Michelle Morgan - Monday, July 14, 2014

What an amazing writers' festival, and not just because I was one of the speakers!

I really enjoyed talking about my writing process and YA novel, Racing the Moon, and answering questions from the audience. Thank you everyone who came to my 'Young at heart' session and to those who bought my book. 

Everyone that I spoke to at the festival commented on how stimulating and inspirational the speakers were, and those who attended workshops were also very pleased and complimentary. Some people had even travelled from interstate to attend the festival.

The Bradman Museum proved to be the perfect venue. What better place to hold a major literary event than in a world-class Australian cultural institution?

The Bookshop Bowral and Berkelouw Book Barn did a fantastic job selling books, while the museum coffee shops kept up the supply of tea and coffee, and delicious fresh food. The three course literary dinner at Biota Dining was amazing, and surpassed our expectations. By all accounts, the Fest Factor talent quest on Friday night for poets, singer-songwriters, comedians and writers was a lot of fun.

The Southern Highlands Writers' Festival is one of the best organised literary events that I've been to, and I look forward to 2015. Many thanks to Michaela Bolzan, the Festival Director, and her incredible team of volunteers!

Below are a couple of photos from my 'Young at heart" session. You'll also find more photos from the festival on the Southern Highland News and Southern Highlands Writers' Festival websites. Look out for articles and photos on the event in coming issues of the Southern Highland News and Highlife Magazine.

» Share this post

Recent Posts


ubud writers & readers festival Magpies skylight books playwrights retreat refugee week sydney writers festival 2019 children's book council of australia illawarra south coast luke johnson scbwi australia mother's day australian reading hour Waterstones 14 february 1966 middle grade fiction byron writers festival berkelouw books amazon children's / YA literature St Paul's Primary School Australia Day Dymocks Brisbane Books + Publishing Taree Library narrabundah college ann harth sydney tom keneally centre fishpond Paperchain Manuka act writers centre frankfurt book fair john reed books clancy tucker MacLean's Booksellers writing process blog hop too late for love ubud, bali lyn linning jamberoo public school book depository karma Mitchell Library scbwi Kings Cross Theatre bookworld lachlan philpott believing literary events shoalhaven libraries historical fiction indie publishing writers' festivals blog tour festival of dangerous ideas hnsa dymocks martin luther king, jr illustrators Tamworth City Library eBook mall State Library of NSW bill condon canberra australian text holidays Good Reading international children's book day 2014 author videos Historical Novel Society reviews big book day out barbara braxton alexander mccall smith book cover design short plays theatre CBCA Children's Book Week sophie masson Sydney Harbour Bridge Gordon Library all the buzz about books potts point bookshop Lismore Library self-publishing hans christian andersen Bowral Art Gallery smashwords plays coming-of-age fiction michelle morgan mabo day goodbye frankie nsw writers' centre decimal currency storytellers festival nowra library refugees heart of australia Grafton Library playwriting festival romy sharp sydney opera house Bookshop Bowral berkelouw book barn better read than dead tanika gupta griffin theatre telopea park school sally odgers Moss Vale Campus Library deep sky Port Macquarie Library kobo Spotlight On sir charles kingsford smith di bates books paperback eBook school visits bookloons allen & unwin children's book council of australia national conference awards racing the moon indigenous literacy foundation captain tobias furneaux bradman museum Newcastle writers' festival two of a kind seven mile beach book tour flying through clouds festivals ulladulla library author talks southern cross autumn revel griffin press book trailer children's book council of australia Dymock's Canberra ReadPlus australian federation of graduate women Abbey's Bookshop lovereading4kids readhowyouwant valentine's day playwriting teen fiction authors amazon kindle goodreads giveaway YA fiction kate gordon southern highland news teachers' notes Quirindi Library good reading magazine historical novel society australasia elaine ousten southern highlands writers' festival Reader's Companion Armidale buzz words atyp booktopia kindle indigenous literacy day literary lunch giveaway nook ANZAC Day bookshops Muswellbrook Library tasmania book fairs australian standing orders highlife magazine interviews 19 March 1932 12 curly questions arielle gamble deb robins elizabeth gilbert festival of golden words KXT libraries bay of fires WritingNSW NAIDOC week writing workshops sydney mechanics school of arts library sharon mcguinness copyediting Tamworth Country Music Festival gorman arts centre book launch society of children's book writers and illustrators chloe mauger sandy fussell combined book exhibit goodreads read3r'zrevu just write for kids fran knight bushwalking Broadbeach Library reconciliation children's book council of australia NSW branch QBD spark award 2017 smsa library australian literature jackie french CBCA book of the year awards gerringong historical society museum Woollahra Library kids' book review Reading Time ainslie + gorman arts centre spark award older readers 2017 iTunes bookstop[ Anniversary Day mETAphor bologna children's book fair songs national simultaneous storytime jump for jordan barnes&noble