Taking some time away from his world of hobbits, dragons and … New Zealand … famous Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkien sent us a message from the Afterlife to wish the Australian Writers’ Centre a happy 10th birthday!
“One place to school them all, One voice to find them,
One place to teach them all and in the class remind them.
You have been there and back again. Ten years is precioussss and your fellowship shows no signs of breaking.
“Those who join you know that the journey is long, but they follow, even though they do not know the way. They go in search of MORE DOORS that will open for them. You teach good writing habits – and one should never underestimate a habit.
To those who enrol but do not attend the course, I say this:
YOU SHALL NOT PASS!”