The Impulse to Write with Ashley Kalagian Blunt
Ashley joins us from Sydney, Australia to talk about writing, identity and travel. We explore her personal story of moving from Canada, being an outsider in a new culture and her family's Armenian history, which was the inspiration for her first book, My Name is Revenge: A novella and collected essays. Ashley loves the craft in the creation of story, and offers ideas for how to access inspiration and the state of creative flow. Her newest book, Dark Mode, is psychological thriller, and will be will be published by Ultimo Press in March 2023.
Ashley has many online events and courses including The Joy of Creative Writing sessions for an affordable $9-$14 AUD - "Whether you haven’t written creatively since high school or you’re the author of 12 books, this fun class will help you get your creativity flowing."
Write In Trees: https://ashleykalagianblunt.com/2019/03/07/you-can-write-in-trees/
Ashley Kalagian Blunt's Bio:
Ashley Kalagian Blunt is the author of two books. Her memoir “How to Be Australian” was published in 2020. Her first book, “My Name Is Revenge,” a novella and collected essays, was published in 2019 and is available worldwide in print, audiobook and ebook. It was shortlisted for the 2019 Woollahra Digital Literary Awards, and was a finalist in the 2018 Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award. Her writing appears in a variety of publications across North America, Europe and Australia. Ashley is a Moth StorySLAM winner, and the co-host of James and Ashley Stay at Home, a podcast about writing, creativity and health. She is also an enthusiastic teacher of creative writing. Originally from Canada, she has lived and worked in South Korea, Peru and Mexico, and now lives in Sydney, Australia.
Connect with Ashley Kalagian Blunt:
Podcast James and Ashley Stay at Home: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/james-and-ashley-stay-at-home/id1514919350
Amazon My Name is Revenge: https://www.amazon.com/My-Name-Revenge-novella-collected/dp/1925052443/ref=sr_1_5keywords=kalagian&qid=1552437531&s=gateway&sr=8-5
Host Hilary Adams is an award-winning theatre director, coach, equine-partnered facilitator, and founder of Story and Horse. She celebrates and guides creative expression and story sharing.
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