My first writers festival

by nima nandy from brisbane

The smell of freshly brewed coffee in a room full of books and stories, writers talking about their creative journeys which evoked in me the possibility of my own creative journey and the first step towards a dream that could finally be fulfilled.. I didn’t know that I wanted to be a writer or that I had a story in me.. but I loved stories ever since I came to know of them.. the first writers festival that I attended in Melbourne was my sense of belonging! I had found myself and who I wanted to be and who I could be in a complete way. The book signings, the speeches, the creative vibe around me, the searching eyes and hungry ears of the other attendees, the knowing smiles and the frantic movement of pens all were the sounds of homecoming…

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