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Announcement: The Inaugural Australian Short Story Festival

Published 11th February, 2016 in News
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We are delighted to announce that the inaugural Australian Short Story Festival will take place in Perth on October 21st – 23rd 2016 at the Centre for Stories and other inner-city venues.

The weekend-long festival will be the first festival in Australia to focus exclusively on the short story form and is a timely response to the current resurgence of this narrative.

Emerging, established and respected practitioners of the short story form will participate in the festival and there will be a mix of local and national talent. The program will involve a variety of events including: masterclasses, talks, readings, storytelling, discussions and free family outdoor events.

The Australian Short Story Festival is designed to be interactive in order to encourage the active involvement of audience members and short story practitioners alike, thus providing opportunities for positive community outcomes.

The Festival Committee is made up of the following members: Anna Solding (MidnightSun Publishing), Ada Chung (Centre for Stories), Caroline Wood (Margaret River Press, Centre for Stories), Catherine Noske (Westerly Magazine), Laurie_Steed (Margaret River Press) and Susan_Midalia (writer, teacher).

We are delighted that Gail Jones has agreed to be the Patron of the festival.

Further details will be released in the coming months.  Follow us on Facebook for updates.

For more information please contact:

Caroline Woodwoodc@margaretriverpress.com or

Anna Solding anna.solding@gmail.com

We publish high-end literary fiction, crime and the best short stories currently being written in Australia.

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