Join us at AWM Online on Monday 11th December for our regular live forum with special guest, acclaimed author Linda Jaivin (Eat Me, The Infernal Optimist, The Monkey and The Dragon). One of our most popular tutors and writer’s festival favourite, Linda will be joined by freelance writer and all round comic genius David Smiedt (Delivering the Male, 100 Years of Australian Comedy) in what promises to be a most amusing and enjoyable discussion. Both of these writers have a serious side too, and are passionate about their respective areas of activism and interest.
Log in at 12 noon (Eastern Daylight Time) for an up close and personal conversation with our guests, and contribute to the discussion.
Don’t forget you will find our past forums archived on the site containing gems from the wonderful and talented guests who have graced our virtual stage thus far.
David Smiedt was born in
In 2004 he released his autobiography, described as a love song to the country of his birth, Are We There Yet? Chasing a Childhood through South Africa. He chafes in humid climates, spends far too much time on the Playstation for a grown man and holds the dubious honour of being the only journalist in Australian publishing history to contribute to Ralph and Your Garden in the same month.
Linda Jaivin’s books have constantly been on the international bestseller list, translated into nine languages, her first novel Eat Me made into a film. Linda is also a specialist on Chinese contemporary culture – receiving a degree in Asian Studies and Political Science from
Linda lived in