Melbourne Writers Festival

Australian Romance Readers Association

MML and SW and MWFWhen the Melbourne Writers Festival program was announced we were very pleased to see several panels featuring romance authors. ARRA member Marg Bates went along and has provided this recap…

When the program was announced for Melbourne Writers Festival I scoured the program looking for any romance panels. No matter who the guests were, I would have gone because as romance readers we need to support the panels at these types of festivals so that they will keep on being included in the schedule. The fact that the guests were Sarah Wendell from mega blog Smart Bitches and Marjorie Liu, who not only writes romances but also writes for Marvel Comics, was awesome and it ended up being one of the most fun sessions I have been to.

I think the moderator for this session possibly had the easiest job of any moderator in any session of the festival. Basically…

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By Ronnie Strong

Ronnie came to writing fine erotica via his studies and career in professional writing. He grew up in East Doncaster, during the sixties and seventies. Ronnie then lived in student share houses in Fitzroy during the 1980s. He moved further north in Melbourne's suburbs over the years. He also had an interlude in a country town and Melbourne’s inner western suburbs. He is now very settled in a little pocket of Reservoir near La Trobe University. That is where he completed his PhD. Ronnie is a working parent with young children. His day job as a policy officer with a government department is a bit of a distraction, but does pay the bills. Ronnie loves music and has been a David Bowie fan all his life. He follows the Sydney Swans AFL football club. He also like reading and great movies and television series.

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