Writers On Writing / Mirrors within Mirrors, with Pooja Mittal Biswas
‘When we read books that again and again fail to feature us, the persistent deluge of “You are not here, you are not here, you are not here” eventually becomes a thundering chorus of “You don’t belong here, you do not deserve to be here.”’
Writer and author P.M. Biswas argues why researching and writing diversity is so important to Australian writing.
Writing On Our Calendar / November
This month is PACKED with literary goodies: NAIDOC Week, Australia Reads, a bunch of festivals, and *fingers crossed* a few in-person events in COVID-safe settings. But don’t worry! There’s still plenty of streamed options for those of us not ready to brave the crowds just yet.
Feature Articles / Sarah Armstrong remembers Jesse Blackadder
By Sarah Armstrong
‘With her death we have all lost the books she will now never write … and I have lost the truest and best writing friend I could imagine. ‘ Author Sarah Armstrong remembers her friend and writer Jesse Blackadder.
Writers On Writing / Eugen Bacon on how speculative fiction is a reflection of diversity
We chatted to award-winning writer and author Eugen Bacon, ahead of her online course, Writing Speculative Fiction, about the infinite boundaries of the all-encompassing genre, writing hopefully and cynically, and challenging genre, identity and gender stereotypes while you’re at it.