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Adelaide Writers’ Week breakfast

by Adele Anderson

As Writers’ Week dawned in Adelaide, six members of Editors SA gathered for breakfast on North Terrace.

This was only our second opportunity to meet in person since this time last year, so we greeted each other enthusiastically and enjoyed exchanging news. The conversation ranged from how we had spent this last strange year to the writers we hoped to hear from later and plans for more face-to-face Editors SA meetings.

After breakfast, we strolled down to the Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden to soak up the sunshine and the delightful atmosphere of Adelaide Writers’ Week. On the east stage, Don Watson reflected on American politics, while on the west stage philosopher Kate Manne offered her understanding of the hot topic of misogyny. Those who made a day of it also had the opportunity to hear Julia Gillard speak about women in leadership and Durkhanai Ayabi tell the story of the family behind Adelaide’s famous Afghan restaurant, Parwana.

One of the last big events to take place before the arrival of COVID-19 last year and one of the first to take place this year, Adelaide Writers’ Week did not disappoint.

Contact EdSA committee member Adele Anderson at edsa.members@iped-editors.org