Interview with Emilie Zoey Baker: On Poetry

As discussed last week, this is the first of the two promised interviews that I managed to salvage from the audio taken at the Williamstown Literary Festival. Here I’m talking with Emilie Zoey Baker, an award-winning Australian poet, educator, slam champion and spoken-word performer. She has toured a lot of the world as a guest…

13 Picks for the 2018 Melbourne Writers Festival

We’re deep into literary festival time of year and coming up fast, from the 24th August to 2nd September, is the Melbourne Writers Festival with new artistic director Marieke Hardy at the helm. Its theme is ‘a matter of life and death’ and there is a lot to go see, spread over a number of new venues….

Speculate Literary Festival + KidLitVic

Photo, left to right: Speculate Director Joel Martin, Alison Goodman, Trudi Canavan, Jay Kristoff, Earl Livings I love a good literary festival. Without a doubt, they’ve helped me as a writer, especially in my early years. As I wrote in Trust the Process, “I quickly discovered how valuable festivals are for learning, socialising, networking and…