Here we all are, another weekly instalment of good, old-fashioned Round-Up fun.
We're kicking off this week on home territory, because here at Seizure, the launches keep on launching! This week we released two new projects into the world. The first was the very exciting Stories of Sydney series, produced in collaboration with Sweatshop. The series will feature the writing of fifteen authors from the Western Sydney region, writing in and about the city they live in. The whole project will culminate in an (actual) printed book for you to hold and read and love. First up, we brought you George Toseski with his piece 'Year 2 Mathematics'. We also introduced you to our very own, in-house Agony Aunt. She's waiting to answer all your creative, editorial and career quandaries, so take off a load and drop her a line.
This week was also a busy week for our contributors! Serial Seizure author, David Cohen, has a long form fiction published on Meanjin. It's called 'The Case of Nathan Grant', and is well worth your time. Angela Meyer will be hosting a one-day Flash Fiction workshop at the South Australian Writers Centre in June. And who better to teach this delicate artform? Angela's collection of wonderfully original, short, short stories, Captives (Inkerman & Blunt, May 14), has already been named as one of the most anticipated releases of 2014! And Anna Snoekstra, who was recently profiled as one of our Viva La Novella shortlisted authors, has published a handy dandy guide to the upcoming Festival of Live Art in the Melbourne Review.
Festival season is just warming up, and there are a bunch of lit-flavoured events around town that may be just to your taste. This Friday is the Multilingual Poetry Slam, held as part of the Word Travels Festival that's been touring Australia this month. All the details for this event and upcoming events can be found on their website. Story Club is back in April with added DICKO (and a talented line-up of writers, performers and comedians), and stories about work, after work, to make your day at work that much better. And the Indigenous Literacy Foundation is hosting their third annual Trivia Night in Melbourne. Funds raised go towards providing much-needed resources for remote Indigenous communities. Details here.
And, here's a neat opportunity, Australian Book Review have just announced they're looking for a Editorial Intern to join the team. It's a twelve-month, full-time, paid position and ideal for a recent uni graduate. You miiiiiight want to jump on this one.
That's all folks! Stay tuned next week for our newly-installed weekly email Round-Up.