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    Miriam Wei Wei Lo with illustrations by Emily-Rose Lochore

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Author Talk: Laurie Steed @ Busselton Library

What was it like to be on the other side of the writing process and to edit the collection of short stories for the Margaret River Short Story Competition? I’ve done a bit of editing work before; I was one of the fiction editors for the Melbourne literary journal Etchings a few years ago. While…
Andrea Goldsmith It’s a great pleasure this evening to be launching Helen Gildfind’s first book, her wonderful collection of stories THE WORRY FRONT. I first met Helen back in March 2013. She was one of a select group of emerging writers to be awarded an ASA mentorship. I was her mentor. I accepted her on…
Tell us a bit about yourself. My name is Graeme, and I’m doing an internship at Margaret River Press during the first half of 2018. I’m in the last semester (I hope) of a Master of Arts degree, majoring in creative writing. I started reading when I was about six years old (Roald Dahl’s The…
Nina, you eat too much. Every meal you tell yourself, You’ve got to stop eating like this. You never feel hungry. You never feel full. You’re always out of control. Now it’s 9pm. Again, you’ve sent yourself to bed to stop yourself eating. Again, you can’t sleep: all you can think about is food. Maybe…

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‘Sheen’ by Else Fitzgerald won second prize in the 2017 Margaret River Short Story Competition.
Joiner Bay by Laura Elvery was the winner of the 2017 Margaret River Short Story Competition.
Harbour Lights by Leslie Thiele won the Southwest Prize in the 2017 Margaret River Short Story Competition.
‘Shibboleth’ by Jo Riccioni in Margaret River Press’ 2016 short story competition collection ‘Shibboleth and other stories’ edited by Laurie Steed.
Danielle’s short fiction and non-fiction has appeared in the Review of Australian Fiction, Westerly, indigo Journal and Award Winning Australian Writing, and also forms part of the artworks along Busselton.
Author: Double Madness
Caroline de Costa is a professor at James Cook University School of Medicine. Her publications include, “Hail Caesar”, which was shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards (Science Writing) in 2008, and two books about abortion history. She has also self-published three novels. Double Madness is her first crime novel.  
Author: The Way It Was
Peter Forrestal has been a wine writer for about 30 years: The Way it Was has been his 34th book, three of which have been about the wine region of Margaret River (and the second with Ray Jordan). He has been a journalist and writer about wine, locally, nationally and internationally. Peter was founding editor of Gourmet Traveller Wine and the 2009 WCA Wine Communicator of the Year.
Author: The Worry Front
H.C. Gildfind lives in Melbourne and has published short stories, poetry, essays and book reviews in Australia and overseas. Gildfind has also researched interwar Australian literature and history, has been mentored by novelist Andrea Goldsmith, and is currently working on a novel. 

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