Save the date! Warm Winter Words – Apollo Bay 2pm, Sunday, 16th of August

‘Warm Winter Words’ is our annual literary event held on a winters afternoon. The delight of listening to authors share their stories is enjoyed by many.Suggestions for future themes and authors are always welcome. Contact Pete via

WarmWinter Words 2015The Creative Process

Sunday, 16th of August, 2015, 2pm-5pm.

Apollo Bay Hotel
Krambruk Room
95 Great Ocean Road
Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233

This year we are delighted to announce our writers are Kevin Brophy, Lisa Gorton and PD Martin discussing their creative process. Kevin Brophy is a Professor at the University of Melbourne where he teaches Creative Writing and is the author of thirteen books of fiction, poetry and essays. Lisa Gorton has won multiple awards. She writes poetry, fiction, essays and reviews. PD Martin is author of multiple novels of crime fiction as well as children’s and YA fiction.

Tickets $10 can be purchased online


or in Apollo Bay at Galapagos Bookstore or Bay of Apostles.
Tickets also available at the door unless sold out.

The event is on at 2pm, Sunday, 16th of August in the Krambruk Room at the Apollo Bay Hotel.

Proudly sponsored by Colac Otway Shire.
This event is made possible by Writers Victoria and the Grace Marion Wilson Trust.

Photo of Kevin Brohpy, taken by Nicholas Walton-Healey

Kevin Brophy is the author of thirteen books of fiction, poetry and essays, including Walking,: New and Selected Poems (John Leonard Press 2013), which was shortlisted for the WA Premiers Prize for Poetry. He was 2009 co-winner of the Calibre Prize for an outstanding essay. His collection of short fiction, What Men and Women Do, was runner-up for the Christina Stead Award, and in 2005 he was awarded the Martha Richardson medal for poetry. His poems, stories and essays have appeared in several Best Australian anthologies of the past decade. For the first half of 2015 he has been writer-in-residence at the Australia Council B. R. Whiting Studio in Rome. From 1980 to 1994 he was founding co-editor of Going Down Swinging with Myron Lysenko. He is patron of the Melbourne Poets Union and a life member of Writers Victoria. He is a Professor at the University of Melbourne where he teaches Creative Writing.

Photo: Susan Gordon-Brown

Lisa Gorton writes poetry, fiction, essays and reviews. As a Rhodes Scholar, she completed a doctorate on John Donne at Oxford University. Her awards include the Victorian Premier’s Prize for Poetry, the Philip Hodgins Memorial Medal, the Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize and the John Donne Society Award for Distinguished Publication in Donne Studies. In 2013 she edited Black Inc’s Best Australian Poems anthology. Lisa’s most recent publications, both with Giramondo, are the poetry collection Hotel Hyperion and the novel The Life of Houses.



PD Martin - Author

PD Martin is the author of five crime fiction novels published ‘traditionally’ in 13 countries. Her Sophie Anderson series — Body Count, The Murderers’ Club, Fan Mail, The Killing Hands and Kiss of Death — has met with international acclaim.

In 2010 she moved into the ebook sphere, starting off with book six in the Sophie series, Coming Home. Since then she has released Hell’s Fury, a spy thriller with crime at its heart, and two middle grade novels under Pippa Dee — The Wanderer and Grounded Spirits.

Phillipa currently teaches creative writing at Abbotsford Convent and Writers Victoria, and is also studying for her PhD in Creative Writing.

You can find out more about Phillipa at


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