Impossible Preludes – Perth Launch Speech By Dennis Haskell Andrew_Taylor’s Impossible Preludes is his sixteenth or seventeenth book of poems, but the first poetry collection to appear from the energetic Margaret River Press. They could hardly have picked a better poet to begin with, even though he now lives far from Margaret River. It is telling […]
Impossible Preludes – Sydney Launch Speech By David Brooks There are at least four things a launch of a collection of poetry should do: honour the author, honour the book (in this case beautifully designed and produced by Margaret River Press), honour poetry itself, and goad/entice those attending into buying the collection. I’m going to mix […]
The Australian Short Story Festival has secured its place as a significant event in the Australian literary calendar following the outstanding success of our inaugural festival held in Perth last weekend, October 21-23. More than 1100 people attended the three-day festival, showcasing some of Australia’s most celebrated writers and a unique line-up of storytellers in […]
Julie_Koh’s Shibboleth Sydney launch speech Julie_Koh is a fiction writer based in Sydney. Her new collection of short stories, Portable Curiousities, is published by UQP and has been shortlisted for the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction. The short story is an art form that causes early death. It’s been proven that every time a […]
Shibboleth: A New Short Story Collection By Nathan_Hobby To kickstart the launches for our short story collection, ‘Shibboleth and other stories’, we celebrated in Perth at Centre for Stories. The event was wonderful and it was so great to see so many people join us in celebration. To help with the celebration, Nathan_Hobby assisted with […]
Our friends at Riversmith are hosting the launch of The Garden Wanderer by Julie Kinney. We are pretty chuffed with how this book has turned out and hope you will join us to celebrative the creative talents of Julie Kinney and photographers, Freedom Garvey and Chris Gurney.
We are excited to announce that the winner of the 2016 Margaret River Press Short Story Competition is NSW-based writer Jo Riccioni. Her story ‘Shibboleth’ is a delicate and deliberate evocation of love, identity, and segregation set against the backdrop of Doris Salcedo’s polarising art exhibition. Jo is the author of numerous features and short […]