“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.”
~ J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
I might be a little quiet the next few days. The Byron Bay Writers Festival is on this weekend, starting today. How lucky am I to live in a place that is home to so many good things?
But anyway, I digress. Writers festival! Three days that celebrate all things books, writers and the craft of putting words onto the page!!!
I have my program here, and I’ve circled all the many speakers whose events I’d like to attend. Of course this is all happening right in the middle of a very heavy course of lyme drugs, so I may end up napping under a convenient tree, or propping myself up the back of the coffee tent with a blanket over my knees and a sleepy smile on my face.
I get very tired right now, so it’s a big ask to be out and about for three days, but how can I not? So many of my favourite authors and speakers will be there. So many of my writerly friends will be in town.
And I must confess to hoping that as I sit at the feet of those who’ve gone before me, I might pick up some tips for my memoir, over which I’m currently agonising. You know the one – that time in my life where I was living in the Kimberley, going through that enormous spiritual and psychic awakening…
Who knows, perhaps I’ll see some of you there? I can’t promise I’ll have any energy left over for blogging in the next little while, so if I don’t please understand. There are lots of posts already here you can dip back into in the meantime.
Have a fabulous weekend, and be kind to yourselves,
Lots of love and hugs, Nicole xx
19 thoughts on “A Busy Weekend of All Things #Books”
Have a wondrous time! I wish I could travel up for it!
Enjoy!!!!!!! You deserve it 😘
Nicole, it sounds delicious and I know you will have a great time. So many wonderful books, so little time… Léa
Ooh love reading… Love experiencing the energetic resonance of books. Perhaps a portable day bed would come in handy? Enjoy the fest and may the force be with you! :0)
Wishing you a lot of good energy so that you can attend all of the events that you want to! love
Have a fabulous time at the festival, Nicole. Wishing you all the health and energy you need to see or meet all those whose message you truly need to receive.
Amen to that. I totally trust in that kind of serendipity! Bless xoxo
Salinger is one of my favorite writers. Catcher was one of the reasons I wanted to move to NYC as a 17 year old, as soon as I got out of University I did! That quote hits close to home for me. Thank you for sharing this Nicole!
Eric, that is the coolest thing! 🙂
And I have to admit to a secret hankering to spend a little time as a local in NYC…
Even if you just come for a long weekend, everyone should experience it once in their lifetime
That’s the plan. But coming from Australia, there’s no way I’ll haul myself all that way just for a long weekend!
Ah Australia! No way, I am so jealous you have no idea! I have been planning a trip to Aus for a long time. I just need to go!
Well, Let us know when you head out this way! I live in a very amazing part of the world.
Have just been dipping into your blog, Eric. It’s delicious!
Thank you! I like that, dipping and delicious, you have a great vocabulary
Mr Salinger – I am THAT lucky!
Hahaha Love you Kimmie xx