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Q&A with Anna Heyward

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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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Who is Joel Deane?

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Who is Joel Deane, you ask? With an amalgam of experience in writing, including multiple poetry compilations, two bestselling novels, speeches for the likes of Steve Bracks and John Brumby, and an extensive career in international journalism, you won’t need to ask twice. Born in 1969, Joel began his literary career at age sixteen, when […]

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Industry Insiders: Future Media

No Comments 30 May 2013

If there were two things I learnt on Monday night at the Industry Insiders: Future Media panel, they were, firstly, that Twitter is quite possibly one of the most valuable and industry-changing assets to writers today, and secondly, that internet journalism is very much niche and specific interest based. It struck me almost immediately as […]

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Q&A with Eiley Ormsby

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Taking part in the Emerging Writers’ Festival this year as an industry insider, Eileen (Eiley) Ormsby, corporate lawyer turned writer. Eiley runs her own blog All Things Vice and her writing has been published in The Age and she is now on her way to becoming a published author after being offered a book contract. […]

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Emerging Q&A

2 Comments 30 May 2013

On a cold Monday night, groups of people filed into The Edge in Federation Square for a night of questions and, surprisingly enough, answers. It was the Emerging Q&A event, in which a carefully chosen panel of writers talked about writing, poetry, procrastination and Hippogriffs. Hosted by Benjamin Law, the event featured a panel of […]

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Writers’ Conference | Sunday

No Comments 28 May 2013

On the second floor of the Melbourne Town Hall is the Melbourne Room, and it was there that EWF ’13 held the various Conversations events for the Writers Conference. I went along to Writing for Comedy and What Booksellers Want. Writing for Comedy was fantastic, a panel made up of former stand-up and sketch comedian, […]

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Interview with Nick Tapper

No Comments 28 May 2013

Tash Zeng speaks to Nick Tapper, former editor of Metro and Screen Education, about social media blackout, balancing writing with life, and wrestling with words. Nick Tapper remembers always wanting to be a writer, “assuredly claiming while in primary school that’s what I was going to become” as he puts it. For Nick the process […]

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Centre Stage with Angie Hart

No Comments 28 May 2013

Former front-woman of 90s indie pop band Frente!, Angie Hart has chosen to venture away from her teenage days and pursue a more sophisticated writing career. Angie began expressing herself from a young age through various aspects of performance- ballet, drama and finally singing. However, she states “the latter sat the most comfortably with me, […]

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Writers’ Conference | Saturday

No Comments 28 May 2013

Do you want to know what I discovered at Melbourne Town Hall on Saturday, the 25th of May, 2013? The Emerging Writer’s Festival is a festival for writers. No, I am not having a ‘blonde moment’. The #ewf13 (as we kept being reminded, the team had the hashtag on their t-shirts) is a festival for […]

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