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EWF12: Fighting Words

No Comments 03 June 2012

Many authors have lives beyond their writing. For dark fantasy, sci-fi and horror writer Alan Baxter this includes podcasting, managing a fiction website and Kung Fu. Cameron Doig finds out more. Alan Baxter is a polymath. His website declares him to be a ‘warrior scribe’, his email letterhead a ‘misanthrope’. This British-Australian likes to divide […]

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EWF12: Work Experiences

No Comments 03 June 2012

Sophie Benjamin is a multimedia journalist, zinester and musician based in Rockhampton. Sophie Mack caught up with her to talk about her career, the Queensland floods and not letting your idols off the hook when it comes to tough questions. Sophie Mack: How did you get started in journalism? Who were some of your inspirations […]

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EWF12: Being on the Ball and on The Pitch

No Comments 02 June 2012

How do you pitch your work to editors? How don’t you pitch your work to editors? Elliot Seidel talks to Kat Muscat from Voiceworks and Estelle Tang from Kill Your Darling’s blog, Killings, to find out.  Sitting down limply, crouched in a small little ball in the back of the family car, I looked outside […]

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EWF12: Ice Skating On Pulp

No Comments 02 June 2012

Matt Huynh is a comic book artist. David Tran talks to him about his childhood, his career path and the future of comics. Having grown up with only the brutal brashness of the Incredible Hulk, Australian-born, New York-based comic book artist Matt Huynh hasn’t let a childhood seemingly devoid of ‘the breadth of formats, sizes […]

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EWF12: Systems Critical

No Comments 01 June 2012

Elliot Seidel talks to Richards Watts from ArtsHub and 3RRR about emerging critics. They reflect on the state of reviewing, Metacritic and pirate analogies. Richard Watts was a panellist at the Emerging Critics event and is the National Reviews Editor for Arts Hub. So he most certainly knows about the pressures of producing work under […]

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EWF12: Open Mic

No Comments 01 June 2012

Running during Sunday’s Page Parlour, the festival is hosting an open mic event, with featured writers Nic Low and Josephine Rowe. Abbey Casey talks to host Jessica Alice and considers the implications of opening yourself up to the mic. ‘Literary orgiastic bliss!’ were the three words used by host Jessica Alice to describe the state […]

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EWF12: A Lover of TV

No Comments 31 May 2012

Jess Naylor talks to author, comedian and commentator Ben Pobjie about TV as an art form, MasterChef and (for something a little different) writing. Ben Pobjie is a self-confessed pop culture junkie. Now, featured in the Emerging QandA event, he is seriously taking the TV-lover’s dream to the extreme.  When I got to drill him […]

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EWF12: A Passport to Worlds Elsewhere

No Comments 30 May 2012

Anita Sethi is the EWF International Writer in Residence, courtesy of the British Council. She’s an award-winning British writer, journalist and broadcaster, who’s appearing at a number of EWF events. Ruby Smith talks to her about her journey through life. I have to admit that interviewing an award-winning writer and journalist, who studied at Cambridge […]

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EWF12: The Grimstones

No Comments 28 May 2012

Asphyxia works across many art forms. With a background in ballet and circus performance, she’s now turned puppeteer, and her stage shows and marionettes have now transformed into a series of book. Billie Tumarkin finds out more about her transformation into a writer. The first puppet Asphyxia made looked just like her. Her name was […]

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EWF12: Imagining The Future Bookshop

No Comments 28 May 2012

What is the future of the book, for readers, writers, publishers and booksellers? The Future Bookshop exhibition begins to visualise what the answers to those questions might be, and Ruby Smith investigates herself. When I saw an advertisement for something called the Future Bookshop that described it as a ‘space for lovers of the written […]

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