Ahoy there literary peeps and navigators of the cultural oceans. This week's Round-Up is a little different... partly because Round-Up Girl went news rustling a few days ago and hasn't been seen since. But mostly because we have a very special announcement: it's time for Seizure Prom!
'Seizure Prom?' we hear you ask. 'What's that?' Well, every year Seizure likes to have at least one big event and comes up with a new theme, a new venue and new source of fun times. So for 2014 we are going to do Prom, Seizure-style. On Friday 18 July you can get all glammed up, put on your dancing shoes and have a blast at our 'Under the Sea Dance'. Get your tickets here and start planning your perfect prom outfit. We want to see at least one blue ruffle shirt and dance moves that haven't been displayed in public for decades!
'What it's Like to Live Underwater for 31 Days?' According to an article published this week in The Atlantic, the grandson of Jacque Cousteau is taking the Under the Sea theme preeeeetty seriously.
Want to know why it is that you're bopping along to that tune at prom? It's the sweet spot of syncopation, according to the Anatomy of a Dance Hit.
Call it coincidence, call it fate, call it karma, our friends at The Canary Press have put out the call for their swashbuckling, adventure on the high seas, genre issue. Head to their site for details.
In less nautical news, our own David (sometimes with an M) Henley will be appearing at the NSW Writers' Centre Genre Debate – next Thursday evening at Berkelouw in Paddington – where he'll take on Malla Nunn on the topic of social commentary in sci-fi and crime. Miles Merrill and Fiona Wright will be debating whether poetry on the stage is more powerful than poetry on the page and we are hoping for quite a verbal stoush.
To sign off, well done to the EWF crew. We bet you are exhausted now. Thanks for helping us launch our novellas into the world.
Next week we will attempt to return to our regular program of irregular, diverse and oblong content.