Event Recap / Time in the Promised Land
I live in thrall to my chore-lists. The pages of my notebooks hold columns of tasks that assert themselves across my life, like ivy strangling a tree. But during a recent stay at Varuna, I took a machete to my lists until only one column remained: Daily Writing Chores. That single column, short enough to […]
Writers On Writing / Angela Meyer Interviews Angela Meyer
In the lead-up to my Blogging for Beginners course at the NSW Writers Centre, I thought I’d give myself a little interview, going over some questions I commonly get asked about my blogging life. Why did you start blogging? I started blogging, partly, as a sort of reaching out. I was living in the town […]
Event Recap / Playwriting Festival 2012 – The Wrap Up
When I think festival, I think sprawling green grass, a bright blue sky, and a sun to bake everything and everyone to perfection. For the NSW Writers’ Centre Playwriting Festival this weekend, the bureau of meteorology disagreed with me. And so it was that I drizzled through the door of the writers’ centre this Saturday, […]
News / Micro Fiction March
We thought it was time for a competition. So welcome to Micro Fiction March! We are looking for 200 word stories. (Yes, yes we know purists say 50 words is the maximum for micro fiction.) To enter, you need to post your story on our Facebook page. Give it the title Micro Fiction March, followed by the title you titled it. It’s that simple! […]
Writers On Writing / What-a-turg?
Recently I’ve had the pleasure of working as a dramaturg on a show called Am I Good Friend?, created by Yve Blake. What’s a dramaturg, you ask? … I dunno! One thing I do know is that for all the confusion around the job title, it’s not a new one. The dramaturg as understood today […]
Writers On Writing / Adelaide Fringe, Sydney Artists
In less than two weeks, Adelaide will break out in fringe fever. Running from the 24th February -18th March, the festival is the largest arts festival in the southern hemisphere and the second-largest fringe festival in the world. With all that cred under its belt, it’s no wonder that Sydney’s about to experience a temporary […]
Writers On Writing / How Do Playwrights Emerge?
I’m pretty afraid of turning 30. But not for the reasons you’d think. If you’re a playwright between the ages of 16 and 30 living in Sydney, development opportunities are limitless. Pretty much every arts organisation has a program to assist young or “emerging” artists, and everything from generous cash grants to high-profile mentorships are […]
Writers On Writing / On Women in General and Eve Ensler in Particular
In 1996, Eve Ensler’s new work The Vagina Monologues opened, and with it began a movement. At the crux of the V-Day movement is a push to heighten the visibility in the public eye of women’s issues both in daily life and in extraordinary circumstances in order to help bring an end to violence against […]
News / Tweetpitch is back for playwriting festival!
Tweetpitch: Pitch your Play on twitter for free dramaturgy session and Playwriting Festival tickets Do you have an idea for a play bouncing around in the back of your head? Have you been meaning to get started for ages, but just never found the time? Tweetpitch is your chance to crystalise your idea and take […]