Danae Andrea Harwood
Australian Writer, Author,
and Travel Blogger
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Trip Over with Danae at Mentone Public Library
was heaps of fun on Saturday 22nd September 2018
"The exploration of Danae's launch into travel blog writing"
as part of "An Author for All Seasons - Series 8"
had the audience ohhhing, ahhhing, and giggling!
The event featured strange stories from Danae's new travel blog:
Driverless bus, Darwin waterfront
of the event
"How We Dreamed Then and How We Dream Now"
Springtime Story Telling Special
at Mentone Public Library,
11am - 1pm, Saturday 23rd September 2017
Taste of Tasmania Festival, Hobart
Melanesian Feast and Fire Show,
Erakor Island, Vanuatu
Real places. Real people. Really weird.
The audience voted in the WHAT THE..?! Travel Polls.
It was great to be back to talk about How We Dreamed Then and How We Dream Now. The magical Mentone Public Library was the perfect place to take the audience on a magical mystery tour of our Australian dreams, past, present, and future.
Researching the topic kept opening doors to Australian dreams. We went on a journey that took us from A to Z - from the Aboriginal Australian dream to the dreams of Generation Z.
In between we looked at the dreams of Baby Boomers, convicts, Generations X and Y, gold rush miners, immigrants of today and yesteryear, pioneers, prime ministers, and more.
We also looked at some interesting approaches that some people are using to deal with housing affordability, such as "rentvesting" or moving interstate for great benefits.
We discovered that the Great Australian Dream of home ownership is very much alive and kicking, despite it being a challenging prospect.
The audience joined in, contributed comments, and seemed to enjoy the many and varied visual aspects of the talk. They were also eager to open their Fortune Cookies!
Thank you, Julia and Tony, for being good sports yet again.
And thank you, Mentone Public Library, for another great opportunity.