Literary Festivals: Q&A with Melinda Smith
Interview

Literary Festivals: Q&A with Melinda Smith

This month, we caught up with local poet Melinda Smith to chat all things festivals, including her upcoming appearance at Voci Lontane Voci Sorelle festival (‘Far Voices, Sister Voices’) in Florence, Italy. Melinda Smith is a Canberra-based poet. She won the 2014 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for her fourth book of poems, Drag down to unlock or place … Continue reading

Notes From the Bookworm International Literary Festival
Writing Event

Notes From the Bookworm International Literary Festival

After returning from his trip to China, Kabu Okai-Davies shares his thoughts from this year’s Bookworm International Literary Festival, held in Beijing. In March 2016, I participated in the tenth annual Bookworm Literary Festival in Beijing, my third visit to China. During my previous visits I travelled beyond Beijing, to places like Shanghai, Xinging and … Continue reading

Q&A with Lex Hirst (Part 1)
Q&A

Q&A with Lex Hirst (Part 1)

Read the latest Q&A by Blogger in Residence, Shu-Ling Chua. I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Lex Hirst, one of the 2014-15 Co-Directors for National Young Writers’ Festival (NYWF). A wealth of knowledge (and not just literary!), Lex is an editor at Penguin Random House Australia, co-producer of panel series Junkee Take On  and … Continue reading

Anything But Quiet
Writing Event

Anything But Quiet

Blogger in Residence, Shu-Ling Chua, recently attended the National Young Writers Festival in Newcastle. She shares her thoughts and experiences of this literary event below.  “What happens at a writers’ festival?” my friend asked. “Won’t it be, um, very quiet?” The National Young Writers’ Festival (also known affectionately as NYWF) was anything but. Held annually … Continue reading