Books & Words, EWF13

Friday Night Fight: Young Adult vs. Adult

1 Comment 02 June 2013

“Gentlemen, I’d like you to shake hands and come out reading!”   And so begins the Friday Night Fight at the State Library of Victoria, a “Fight Club for Words”. Two teams of three writers are to duke it out for the grand prize of honour, glory, respect, adulation, and cheap plastic trophies before a […]

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The Pitch

No Comments 02 June 2013

At 6pm on Friday night, we gathered in the Wheeler Centre, to hide from the rain, and hear a number of speakers from within the publishing industry tell us how books are made – which steps they go through to get from the writer, to the readers. Hosted by Eloise Keating, the news editor for […]

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The Emerging Writer Launch

1 Comment 02 June 2013

It may not be the best way to spend a wet and cold Thursday night, but being amongst some of the most brilliant emerging writers in Fitzroy for The Emerging Writer book launch surely ranks high on that list. Although most are used to such events being run by a traditional MC, we were treated […]

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Interview with David Finnigan

No Comments 02 June 2013

David Finnigan is a playwright, spoken word performer, and pharmacy assistant, founder of the You Are Here festival, co-founder of Crack Theatre Festival, and member of science-theatre company Boho Interactive. Katie Doherty spoke to him about live performance, the pros and cons of working overseas, and what “science-theatre” actually is. The tagline on the website […]

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Interview with Alan Weedon

No Comments 02 June 2013

Alan Weedon has achieved a great deal of things for a 19 year old – a regular contributor for The Orange Press and Who The Hell, a member of the Voiceworks editorial committee, producer and host of ArtsMitten on SYN FM - and all while balancing his second year of a journalism degree at RMIT. […]

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The EWF Book Club

No Comments 01 June 2013

It was a dark Tuesday night in Fitzroy, and the frigid air outside is ushering people into the warm confines of their homes. Yet, some braved the cold and the dark to attend the Emerging Writers’ Festival Book Club at the lavishly ordained Fitzroy Town Hall, near Fitzroy Library. Hosted by ABC radio reviewer and […]

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Interview with Jeff Waters

No Comments 01 June 2013

Jeff Waters has published two books, been confused for a Canadian metal guitarist, worked for all five major TV networks and had his heart stop for 56 minutes. I talked with him about human rights, video journalism and his heart attack two years ago. Having worked for various TV stations in various places, in 1996, […]

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Poetry Café

No Comments 01 June 2013

The Moat is an odd café in a number of ways. The café that hosted the Poetry Café for this year’s Emerging Writers’ Festival is located underneath and around the Wheeler Centre. It is the moat to the Wheeler Centre’s castle. The interior feels like a cross between a hole-in-the-wall grungy café with dim lighting […]

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Q&A with Anna Heyward

No Comments 31 May 2013

Writer Anna Heyward talks about her influences, choices and stumbling down the writer’s path. What was the first thing that made you decide you wanted to go into writing? Reading. Was working in advertising something that always caught your interest? No, I never thought of it until I was offered a job. It’s a weird […]

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Industry Insiders: Books and Arts Coverage

No Comments 31 May 2013

The Wheeler Centre was the perfect venue for the Industry Insiders: Arts and Books Coverage Panel on Wednesday 29 March. Hosted by Will Heyward, a bookseller for Readings whose works have been published in the Weekend Australian and the Australian Book Review, the session promised to be an insightful discussion on just what it takes […]

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