First Friday Club, our monthly conversation with an industry professional, is a chance for our community to learn more about the writing and publishing industry.
In March 2021, internationally published author and editor Eugen Bacon joined us to discuss her multifaceted publishing career, writing across genres, the short-story publishing landscape, what makes short stories compelling, and how Eugen ‘mentally re-engineered’ herself from a computer scientist into an award-winning author.
Eugen was in conversation with Ashley Kalagian Blunt (Writing NSW senior program officer and author of How to Be Australian, a memoir, and My Name Is Revenge, a collection of fiction and essays).
You can watch the Zoom recording on our YouTube channel here.
Eugen Bacon is a computer scientist mentally re-engineered into creative writing. She’s author of Claiming T-Mo (Meerkat Press) and Writing Speculative Fiction (Macmillan). Her work has won, been shortlisted, longlisted or commended in national and international awards, including the Bridport Prize, Copyright Agency Prize, Australian Shadows Awards, Ditmar Awards and Nommo Award for Speculative Fiction by Africans, and 2020 sees the release of two chapbooks, three collections and a novella.
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