Author Archives: Debbie Robson

About Debbie Robson

Author, booklover, bookcrosser and firm believer in synchronicity. There is no such thing as coincidence! I am currently working on a trilogy set in Sydney and Paris during the 1920s and a screenplay set in Sydney in 1937.

Bardic Bonanza

There’s a new group in town. It’s excitable, drinks a lot of coffee and reckons 400 years counts as ‘recent’. It’s the Newcastle Shakespeare Society. Each month a play is put in the spotlight. Members come armed with their favourite … Continue reading

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Submissions still open for Eat, Stray’d, Love – Women of Words

Callout for submissions!!!….This ones for the ladies. Papatuanuku Press is calling for submissions from female poets for its latest project: Eat, Stray’d, Love – Women of Words. Women of Words will be a chapbook exploring the subject of ‘Domestic/Family Violence’. … Continue reading

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Local history at Newcastle Library

Wow! I’m loving the new Newcastle Library website, especially the Heritage & History section. It’s all there. Everything you will need whether you are writing a novel, memoir or researching your family tree. Never underestimate library resources. Yes, it’s great if your novel … Continue reading

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Collecting Cobwebs: The Blue Series

My dear friend Janette Hoppe launched Collecting Cobwebs: The Blue Series on World Mental Health Day 10 October 1015. The collection is a collaboration among Australian and New Zealand poets dedicated to raise funds for Beyond Blue and raise awareness about … Continue reading

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Histories of Hunter Women

Novocastians, Jude Conway needs your help. As part of her project Histories of Hunter Women, Jude is trying to determine what year the following women died [and if by chance any are still alive heartfelt apologies]. As Jude explains on … Continue reading

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The Margaret Henry Oral History Archive

It’s Australia Day, a time to celebrate amazing achievements by Australians and to welcome new Australians to our fold. It’s also a time to reflect on how far we have come as a nation. To do that effectively we can’t … Continue reading

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An update on Ruth Skilbeck’s books

It’s an exciting time for Ruth. On the 20th of this month her novel Australian Fugue: Missing will be available on Amazon Kindle and soon after as a print book that can be ordered through bookshops. Her non fiction work … Continue reading

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The Fugue State and the work of Ruth Skilbeck

I first met Ruth Skilbeck when Ruth, Paula Morrow and myself were invited to read at our Booklovers group which often meets at Cooks Hill Books. I have written about Paula’s book Darwin’s Dilemma in an earlier post here. I … Continue reading

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Wrap up of Poetry at the Press Book House

What a wonderful afternoon we had at the The Press Book House last Saturday 15th August. Thirteen very diverse, fascinating and engaging poets entertained us. Unfortunately Ivy Ireland was unable to attend due to ill health. Here’s part of my introduction: … Continue reading

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An afternoon of poetry at the Press Book House

Starving in a Garret and Papatuanuku Press is hosting an afternoon of poetry at the Press Book House Hunter Street, Newcastle on Saturday 15th August, 3.30 for 4pm start till 6pm. This is an open reading with each poet having … Continue reading

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