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MWF: the Mid-List Authors Soirée

August 28, 2014


Last Saturday, Melbourne writer Mel Campbell hosted an event of her creation, the Mid-List Author Soiree, at MWF. It was built around Mel wanting to bring together writers like she is: people who write for a living but aren’t blockbuster successes. Or, in other words, almost all working writers.

Melbourne Writers Festival 2014 is here

August 22, 2014


The Melbourne Writers Festival Hub this is Optic Kitchen and Bar at Federation Square. As of today it’s decked out in MWF 2014’s gorgeous vibrant-without-jarring yellow banners and flags and posters and custom cut booth covers. Kudos to whoever came up with the booth covers. They look awesome. I’ve spent a lot of time at […]

Oh em gee

April 4, 2012


Yesterday, for the first time in a few weeks I took a look at the draft program for the Emerging Writers’ Festival. I don’t know how much we’re revealing about it before the program launch on 4 May, so I’m just going to say this: Holy shit, I love this festival. On the 2012 program so […]

TINA 2011: A critical love letter

October 2, 2011


I love This Is Not Art. Way more than you do. (You can see previous love letters here and here.) I haven’t missed a year since I came for the first time in 2003.  I worked on the festival in 2004 and 2005. It was super fun and having it on my CV has gotten […]

Another call to action about a cool thing I love

September 14, 2011


My favourite writers’ festival, the Emerging Writers’ Festival, is after your donations to do a cool new thing — a mini-conference for  the next round of writers who will remind the world how awesome Australia is, giving them ideas and inspiration about using the internet for the powers of good. The conference is to be […]

Saving souls

July 26, 2011


Late last year when I was applying for full-time jobs, I tried once again to make my work history look like a coherent career. It looked like this: I was pretty proud of having gotten all my stuff into one 2D diagram but it still didn’t strike me as looking particularly coherent, at least not […]

More on why the Emerging Writers’ Festival is awesome

July 12, 2011


I’ve written about it before, but the ripples of #ewf11 just keep on lapping at the edges of my mind. And coming out in stupid metaphors that don’t make sense. Here are the things that I’m finding myself still thinking about two months later. People The EWF team was definitely a highlight. It was a […]