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lisadempster  Director @MelbWritersFest. Vegan // Adventure // Nature // Books Twitter: @lisadempster

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Amidst the madness of launching #mwf17 this week I was stoked to receive this photo from my publisher... my memoir now exists in real true book form, ready for its 1 August release date. Busy & very very bookish couple of months coming up for me!

Launching my fifth and final @melbwritersfest program. // I keep getting asked what my favourite event or who my favourite guest has been across that time, and it's such an impossible question. There have been a million magical moments, from the intimate to the spectacular. // Mostly I'm proud that every moment led to this one, a program that puts activists centre stage with writers to have the conversations about resistance and transformation that we so desperately need. // Link in bio.

#tbt ahead of my final @melbwritersfest program reveal next week, here's me launching my first MWF in 2013. // I was so nervous bc I was worried whether my program was exciting enough. But with The Moth, Tavi, Boris Johnson, Junot Diaz, Teju Cole, Colm Toibin & the London Review of Books crew, Marina Warner, Tao Lin & the Bookwallah Indian author tour, I didn't have to worry! // I feel a similar nervous excitement about Tuesday's #MWF17 launch... I just can't wait to share it. Watch this space. * * *
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@lisadempster opening the #MWF13 launch.

Was so happy to discuss theatre with these brilliant podcasting babes, Across the Aisle. I gushed about @yirramboi and audiobooks among other things - temp link in bio. // I am such a huge believer in independent media and as a former indie publisher I know how much effort, care and love goes into making podcasts like Across the Aisle. So super big thanks @mr.thiel & @cookiedaux for your commitment to theatre criticism, and for inviting me along on your monthly theatre adventure! // And thanks to @docta_ron for making it all sound so luxe.

Fooling around at a special MWF digital storytellers event, with @melbwritersfest programmers @jksinmelbourne & @jessica__alice__ ... eleven sleeps til we reveal the #mwf17 program. We love it and we're pretty sure you will too! 😍

It's really happening! I love, love, LOVE my beautiful memoir cover by Design by Committee. One month 'til Neon Pilgrim relaunches!

"In the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” Jack Kerouac

"Every walker is a guard on patrol to protect the ineffable." - Rebecca Solnit. One of my fav views in the Grampians - from Boronia Peak.

#tbt to a decade ago ish, when this little scamp came to live with me and the central activity in my life became trying to control and remove the truly unbelievable amount of tiny brown hairs that descended into, onto and even under every. goddamned. thing. At any given point in the week there is more chihuahua hair in my house than there is chihuahua! Where does it all come from? I have come to accept this as one of the great mysteries of my life. (And, you know, WORTH IT!) #dogfriend #chisofinstagram #chihuahua #throwbackthursday #chilove #dog

#tbt year 2000, aged 20, in a tree, loving life. The tree is on Rhodes in Greece and that's all I can tell you about it. (@gstavrias do you remember?!) I was in Europe for the first time, travelling with smart and hilarious friends, and wide open to the possibilities of life. We swam in beautiful beaches (and some lame ones), danced all night, ate the BEST figs, and drank a lot of shots of red wine, which was a thing for some reason? Good summery memories as the winter chill sets in. #tree

Win a year's worth of reading from @melbwritersfest - details below (wish I could enter!). 😍👏
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Unlikely/stupid maths question: if Georgia reads 1 book per week for an entire year, how tall is her stack of books? 🤷🏻‍♀️
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