Weekend in Sydney

Michelle Morgan - Sunday, March 09, 2014

I had a wonderful weekend in Sydney, listening to author talks at the City Recital Hall on Friday night and enjoying another great Australian play at the Griffin Theatre on Saturday.

Alexander McCall Smith gave an hilarious talk about his life, books and characters that had me crying with laughter. Like many of his characters, he is witty, delightful and charming. I even managed to have a short chat with him after getting my books signed. Having travelled to Botswana in 2010, I can really relate to and appreciate the characters in the No.1 Ladies Detective Agency series. 

I then had the pleasure of listening to Elizabeth Gilbert talk about her life, writing and the creative process. It was a very thoughtful and personal talk that was very inspiring. I really enjoyed reading Eat, pray, love and look forward to reading her latest book, The signature of all things, a story that revolves around the world of botany and is set in the nineteenth century.

I've never been disappointed with any of the plays that I've seen at Griffin Theatre and Jump for Jordan was no exception. So much energy and so many fine performances in the one play! It was funny, moving, thought-provoking and overall, very entertaining.

A perfect weekend!


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