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I feel I’m having an enjoyable ride as a writer. After a couple of successes in 2010/2011 – when I first started to submit short stories – I’ve continued to win competitions and be published. I’ve also continued to write for the theatre and have had plays and monologues performed from Townsville to Melbourne. I […]
Never underestimate the impact of being published in a Margaret River Press anthology. After my story ‘Dying’ was published in 2014 in The Trouble With Flying I was contacted by Cate Kennedy to be the emerging writer paired with her for the January 2015 edition of Review of Australian Fiction. Based on that story, ‘The […]
While Knitting and Other Stories was published before my time at Margaret River Press, I’ve long been familiar with the work of Jacqueline Wright. It was a pleasure, therefore, to catch up with her via that magnificent mode of communication known as email. Not surprisingly, Jacqueline was informative, and helpful, and pretty much the best […]
I have to admit I prefer fiction to reality, and I am not above exploiting my family and friends for the sake of a good story. Be warned! ‘Summerlands’, the story published in The Trouble with Flying and other stories, began life as part of my MA dissertation and continues to evolve as part of […]
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 […]
Storytellers By Kate_Glenister When I was asked to be the Margaret River Press guest blogger for October, my first thought was ‘me? Really?’ As a writer, this process of questioning myself is nothing if not a familiar concept. I was lucky enough to be featured in Margaret River Press’ 2016 collection ‘Shibboleth & Other Stories’, […]
What’s Feeding Your Senses – Rachelle Rechichi What are you reading? Right now, I’m reading Virginia Woolf’s Orlando. There is no particular reason why I’m reading it, except that I haven’t, yet. It’s slow-going because I’m having to fit poor Orlando in around other reading: non-fiction books, chapters and essays on creativity. This is “work” […]
An Enticing Affair – In conversation with Isabelle Li Life can be puzzling. And yet, it’s often while we’re at our most fragmented that a writer comes along and articulates things much better than we could ever hope to. Isabelle Li is that kind of writer. Her debut collection of stories, A Chinese Affair, pubilshed […]
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 […]
What are you reading? I have just finished Magda Szubanski’s memoir, Reckoning. I am not usually drawn to biographies and this was a book club choice not my own. I was disappointed that it wasn’t better written (or perhaps I mean differently written) than any other episodic beads on a string memoir, an approach which […]
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