Sean Williams

Swords, Snow and Short Stories in SA (and beyond)

posted on 17 Oct 2017 at 5:17 am
I’ve been lax in listing my appearances here lately (lazy author slaps own wrist) so here are three forthcoming events in SA and two in Queensland, all scheduled before the end of the year – which is shockingly close. If you want to see m

Reach for the Skies

posted on 18 Oct 2013 at 11:47 am
Tonight I spoke at an Adelaide Festival of Ideas event called “Looking to the Stars: In Search of Our Place in the Universe” as one of fives guests, the  others being planetary scientist Phil Bland, polymath Paul Davies, consumer trend f

SAWC St Lucy’s party – DJing

posted on 11 Dec 2012 at 10:54 pm
“Sandy Verschoor and the SA Writers’ Centre Board invite you to join us for our annual St Lucy’s Party in celebration of the patron saint of writers, the festival season, and a wonderful year of South Australian writing and writers

home & hot

posted on 25 Nov 2006 at 9:23 am
Well, I’m back at my desk. And whew: it’s boiling here in Adelaide. It is, however, quite pleasant with the curtains closed, and I do love to mushroom over the summer months… While I was away, Rob Bedford posted a couple of items to

adelaide low-down (for Cat Sparks)

posted on 25 Oct 2006 at 9:20 am
A friend sent me a link to a neat site where you can input your postcode and see what the people in your area are getting up to. Plugging in “5000” reveals that those in my neighbourhood are spending 105.18 minutes drinking and 61.4 minut

the view from the edge

posted on 15 Oct 2006 at 12:17 am
On Friday (the 13th), I gave the keynote address at the opening of the Salisbury Writers’ Festival. The text of my speech is accessible via the opinions section of my web site. The topic was “White Hot Passion: Living & Writing on th

breaking the drought

posted on 20 Sep 2006 at 10:03 am
It’s been a long time coming. Prior to a couple of weeks ago, the last “substantial” (ie over 1000 words) short story I wrote that wasn’t a spin-off from a novel was “The Girl-Thing”, which came into being in Septe

an accessible cataclysm

posted on 7 Sep 2006 at 10:07 am
It’s been a hectic fortnight on the fantasy frontline. The Devoured Earth debuted in the Dymocks national fantasy top ten list on its release in Australia. To celebrate its launch, readers in Adelaide are invited to Borders on Friday the 15th o

a sad loss

posted on 6 Sep 2006 at 8:04 pm
I could and probably should update my LJ with gossip from Worldcon and boring writerly stuff, but I won’t just yet. Instead I’m going to talk briefly about Colin Thiele, who died earlier this week from heart failure. Australians will know

fired up

posted on 3 Aug 2006 at 1:12 pm
A quick plug for lit-fans in Moomin-free Adelaide: Wordfire is “based around the European tradition of the literary salon” and offers new and experienced writers alike the chance to read their work in a friendly (or at least slightly tips