SWF Workshop: setting & description

Inga  will be teaching a full day workshop on the fine arts of setting and description at the  2014 Sydney Writers Festival on Friday, 23 May: Wondering how to create a strong sense of place? Tripping over … Continue Reading →


And the winner is …

The winner of the 2014 Olvar Wood free year-long mentorship is Sue Pearson, of Currumbin, with her draft manuscript, The Crying Tree. We received many strong entries, and a lovely diverse selection, but … Continue Reading →


The Great Escape: Nature Writing Retreat Oct 2014

We are excited to announce that Olvar Wood will be offering an exclusive nature writing retreat next year, running from  21 to 26 October. We’ll be ‘glamping’ at The Escape, at … Continue Reading →


Free year-long Olvar Wood mentorship

Next year begins today. Yesterday I overheard someone say it was only eight fridays until Christmas. I tried to ignore it, block it out, but all dreaminess was ripped right out of my morning. … Continue Reading →


Manuscript Triage

After some thought (and a visit to a hospital emergency department during a recent writers festival!) we have introduced a medical term to Olvar Wood: Manuscript Triage. It’s an addition … Continue Reading →


BWF masterclass: setting and description

Inga will be teaching a workshop on her pet subject  – setting and description – at the Brisbane Writers Festival this year: Saturday, 7 September 10am – 1pm http://bwf.org.au/2013-program/bwf-2013-program/


Krista Fuller’s The Outside Inn

We always love to hear how former clients are doing. Today a lovely email arrived from Krista Fuller about the publication of her book The Outsider’s Inn . The book deals with some … Continue Reading →


Autumn light

The summery rains have almost ended and we can begin enjoy autumn. This is the time of year that we moved to the Wood, six years ago, and partly for this reason … Continue Reading →


Stella Bella: Carrie Tiffany

Congratulations to the inaugural winner of the Stella Prize: Carrie Tiffany. In a moving (and fitting) gesture, Carrie shared part of her prize with the other shortlisted writers.  What a woman. You … Continue Reading →


Ravin’ about the Raven: What the Raven Saw

Congratulations this month to Samantha-Ellen Bound. Her book, What the Raven Saw, has been published by Woolshed Press. It is a fabulous old-fashioned adventure story, full of laughter and tears, and … Continue Reading →


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