Writing On Our Calendar / February 2021
Welcome to February! It’s a bonanza of book clubs, launches, storytelling, author talks, performances and Mardi Gras events. Some events are virtual, others are in-person, and some are a hybrid of the two. Check out what’s happening around town below.
Writers On Writing / The short story as a pouch-sized epic, with Eugen Bacon
“I adore that the short story allows an incompleteness that is self-sufficient, a lightness that carries heft, an accessibility that is complex yet eloquent.” We spoke to award-winning author Eugen Bacon on the short story form.
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.