stormy sky over Newcastle harbour

Debra Hely

It had been at least a decade since I believed that I could call myself a writer.

I was able to draft and finish a short play for Woy Woy Little Theatre’s 2022 Flash Festival.
I was able to revisit my novel and work out how to integrate the various threads I’ve been weaving.
I also had fun taking photos.

The other residents and the quiet setting were fantastic. Discussing ideas, issues we have and even observing the skills other creative arts residents made the experience magical.

Disappointments: Only one: my health stopped me attending but there is an opportunity to catch-up what I missed.

Every day was different and exciting.