Christine Rossouw, journalist from The Reporter contacted me over my resignation from Logan Writers festival.
How the heck did she get that information?
Ahh! … Then I recalled adding her colleague’s name to the Logan Writer’s contact list at the 2010 writers festival. That journalist has since resigned and her messages forwarded to Christine.
Now I had to decide … Did I want a newspaper investigating this?
Would they report the story accurately?
Would there be a benefit for the community?
Christine quizzed me on how Logan Writers collective was created and the history of Logan Writers Week
The Reporter has a long history of supporting writers in Logan City.
Jodi Cleghorn, Karen Collum, Helen Ross, Dawn Alice, Kev Webb, Anthony Puttee have all reaped the benefits of a news-story about their books.
The Reporter’s journalist wanted to know my reasons for resigning ... Its complicated.
Check out the full goss … http://www.thereporter.com.au/story/2011/02/21/writers-week-off/
Why did I say YES to the interview?
I wanted the story to bring attention to the literary talent in Logan City and opportunities for Logan Writers.
I’m hoping a working committee in the Logan Community will come forward to organise the Writers Festival in 2011.
I have a blueprint for Logan Writers Week that I’m willing to hand over … Anyone interested?
Meanwhile I’m dedicating my time and efforts into getting three books published and supporting Logan Writers any way I can. In 2011 I’ll be working on a ground breaking mental health project in Logan City.
Am I an administrator or a creative writer?
I hope you understand my decision:)