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Sydney Writers Festival Primary School Days - Tristan Bancks
Writers Festivals are such a stark contrast to the day-to-day life of being a writer. At the end of a festival part of you dreads returning to the mundane world of making your own breakfast, feeding the dog, putting bins out and facing the blank page in the winter of each 6am wakeup. The other part of you knows that a cushioned world is no place to find stories. Only other people’s. Primary School Days at Sydney Writers Fest this week has been such a treat. Oliver Phommavanh, Emily Rodda and Oliver Jeffers were my fellow partners in crime. Hotel…