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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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Children Collide: Monument

No Comments 29 May 2012

The beat of a drum. Impatient, rushed, somewhat frightened. Following it a malevolent, sinister-sounding bass guitar. A shrilling lead guitar arrives to draw the climax ever closer, before the hero, the protagonist of this tale, Johnny Mackay comes flying in so powerful he fights off the inhibiting evil of the dreaded third album blues with […]

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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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Ball Park Music – live at The Corner Hotel

2 Comments 27 May 2012

Being swamped by a crowd of teeny-bopping heartbreakers isn’t my usual idea of how to have a sweet Sunday arvo, however I’ll make exceptions when Ball Park Music is involved. (Kinda) fresh from winning Triple J’s unearthed artist of the year 2011, Ball Park Music are now indented with quite a reputation – a reputation […]

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EWF12: Geeks in Residence

No Comments 27 May 2012

EWF is once again running a series of online events, under the banner of EWFdigital. The brainchild of Dan Donahoo, one of the festival’s geeks in residence, Emily Wang talks to him about the digital program.  ‘Ideas are worth nothing. Everyone has great ideas. You have to make them happen.’ Simple but strikingly profound, this […]

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EWF12: No Judgements

No Comments 27 May 2012

Carla Sammut is a vegan. No judgements will be made. Meat-lover Jess Naylor talks to the blogger behind Easy As Vegan Pie about veganism, blogging and pie. In 2001, while watching a TV documentary about the effects chemicals have on the body, Carla Sammut was inspired to try veganism and see if it made her […]

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EWF12: Codename Director

No Comments 26 May 2012

This is Lisa Dempster’s last year as director of the festival. Alex Gleeson conducted a lengthy interview with her to discuss what goes into making the festival, highlights for the year, EWFdigital, bikes and Lisa’s future. A golden sun is setting on the Emerging Writers’ Festival. As Lisa Dempster reaches her final year as director, […]

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EWF12: The Tapping In The Roof

No Comments 25 May 2012

Nathan Curnow is hosting the festival’s Fright Night, an evening of spooky stories in the State Library. Sophie Mack chats to him about his Ghost Poetry Project, the role of language in creating and releasing us from fear, and the poetic potential of more going on in this world than we understand. From dreams of […]

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