When there's so much amazing stuff being produced, and in turn, so much amazing stuff to consume, it really makes laying down this whole Round-Up thing pretty darn easy. Thanks everyone.
The National Young Writers' Festival
is hosting an event at Alaska Projects on 26 August
and it's going to be exciting for a number of reasons. Firstly, they'll be hosting a conversation with Man Booker Prize-shortlisted, Zimbabwean NoViolet Bulawayo in conversation with Zoya Patel. And secondly, they will also be launching their PROGRAM. Festival highlights already include Benjamin Law, Clementine Ford, Omar Musa and Laurence Leung, so you can guarantee it's set to be a good time.
The results are in for the The Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction's #Thisbook campaign, which sought to hunt out the most life-changing novels written by women. The list of 20 is published here
, and goshdarnit there are some powerful lady voices.
One of our very own Viva La Novella winners, Julie Proudfoot, was on Melbourne Breakfast radio this week talking about her novella The Neighbour. You can hear the full interview here. Julie's launching her novella on August 9th at the Banquet Room in Bendigo's Capital Theatre building.
Gleebooks is teaming up with The Lifted Brow to bring you a night of sexuality and sports. The panel, including Simon Copland, Kate Doak, Monique Schafter and Danielle Warby, will be discussing GLBTIQ sportsculture and the role/future of queer sporting competitions. Come along!
Writers Bloc has rounded up a bunch of writers who have rounded up a bunch of their favourite podcasts. The results are excellent. Click here for listening inspo.
The folks at if:book Australia have launched a wild new flash fiction/remix project called Open Changes
. On the first week, the site will post up a flash fiction piece and writers are invited to remix the piece however they see fit. The next week, four of those
entries are picked as the stimulus for next week, gettit? The result will be a Chinese whispers-ey, flash fiction funtime.
Express Media's Buzzcuts program has partnered by with the Sydney Fringe Festival and is on the hunt for budding young arts reviewers to contribute. Express your interest here
So much literary good around town this month. Hope that keeps you busy/inspired!