May, 2011

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Typecasting and narrative voice at the 2011 Emerging Writers’ Festival

, May 30, 2011

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The Emerging Writers’ Festival, in its usual form, has thus far been about tequila shots and one long drunken conversation about The Wall. Yesterday I went to some actual sessions. Here’s a write-up of two of those. Typecast The first session I attended yesterday was all about ‘typecasting’. Do the authors on the panel agree with […]
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2010 Emerging Writers’ Festival in full swing

, May 28, 2010

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With the beaming Lisa Dempster at its helm, the 2010 Emerging Writers’ Festival, here in Melbourne, is in full swing. So far I’ve attended The First Word (the opening night), one of the Fifteen Minutes of Fame Sessions (which received a great write-up here by Thuy-Linh Nguyen), the Page Parlour, and last night’s Wordstock performance – […]
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A few sessions at Writers at the Convent, 2010

, Feb 16, 2010

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I caught three sessions at Writers at the Convent last weekend – run by Reader’s Feast Bookstore, held at the gorgeous Abbotsford Convent. The session ‘We’ll always have Paris’ featured chef Shannon Bennett (Shannon Bennett’s Paris) and Elizabeth Bard (Lunch in Paris) who is a New Yorker living in that magical city. Bennett is a Melbourne-based chef/restaurateur […]

Go west! Perth Writers Fest 2010 program released

, Jan 31, 2010

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I’ve never been to Western Australia. Isn’t that nuts? I’ve been to Europe, I’ve been to the USA and I’ve been to Asia, but never the other side of my own country. Lucky for me, the lovely organisers of Perth Writers Festival have invited me along this year. Besides my sessions, I am expecting to catch […]
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Emerging Writers’ Festival photo journal

, Jun 02, 2009

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Chris Currie, myself, Krissy Kneen Please view my Emerging Writers’ Festival 2009 photo journal in a public album on Facebook, complete with commentary and links to books and authors (from the 15 Minutes of Fame sessions). I will be posting my talk on cultural blogging from The Revolution Will be Downloaded panel sometime soon.
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Newstead Short Story Tattoo

, May 17, 2009

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Pictured: The Fictitious Woman readers at the Dig Cafe: Eleanor Marney, Zoe Dattner (behind, who chaired), Carmel Bird, Cate Kennedy, Tiggy Johnson, Janet Barker, Josephine Rowe and moi. The inaugural Newstead Short Story Tattoo took place 15 to 17 May 2009. We gathered, we listened, we absorbed, we read, we learnt, we escaped, we were […]
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Round ’em Up

, Feb 07, 2009

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A wealth of literary-minded titbits (yes, that is the proper Australian spelling) to share with you this week: * Only one week until Writers at the Convent. I don’t have a lot of dough at the moment (read: broke) but I can’t miss the Australian Fiction session at 8pm on the Saturday. It’ll be my […]