In June we were privileged to hear three outstanding Australian authors who live in NYC, speak on their current new books at our author’s panel. The location at Rox Gallery on Delancy St, LES was the perfect setting for this event, allowing those arriving early to mingle and enjoy the great variety of artwork on display at the gallery while sipping a glass of wine.
Aussie authors Georgia Clark, Rachel Hills and Christine Piper spoke engagingly in a panel excellently facilitated by journalist Pip Cummings an established writer and editor, who asked the insightful questions that resulted in some very deep and personal responses from the Authors. The lively discussion encompassed each writer’s books and their passion for writing, they spoke about their experiences with self-discovery, moving to New York and their latest works.
The authors all shared their feelings about their identity; being a writer, a woman, an Australian and how that has shaped what they produce. All three women spoke about their struggles, their successes and who they admire. They all emphasized for any enterprising writers that when you are inclined to write, the key is to put as much on paper as quickly as you can to keep the creative juices flowing. The grammar and content can be later edited.
The audience, both male and female, were captivated by the journey these writers had gone through and laughed at the many relatable situations the ladies had encountered.
Even though all three books differ from each other greatly, the writers found a lot of common ground. An interesting Q&A followed and we left feeling we had captured a glimpse into the mind of a writer.
A complimentary cocktail at Moscow 57, a Russian restaurant featuring live music down the street was a fitting finish to a captivating evening.