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 / 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.
Writers On Writing / Speculative fiction makes us value the everyday things we take for granted, with Terry Dowling
By Claire Thompson
Terry Dowling is one of Australia’s most awarded and internationally acclaimed writers of speculative fiction and will be teaching World Building: Writing Speculative Fiction on Sunday 20 October at Writing NSW. Ahead of his workshop, we spoke to Terry about the importance of speculative fiction, how the genre has developed over time, and how to successfully build a world.
Event Recap / Review: Speculative Fiction Festival 2017
Back in July NSW Writers’ Centre was delighted to have 14-year-old high school student Grace Othman attend the Speculative Fiction Festival. We asked Grace to write about her experience of the day. NSW Writers’ Centre Speculative Fiction Festival was held on the 22nd of July. This day had many talks and panels relating to the […]
Spotlight On / Martin Rodoreda
This month our spotlight shines on Martin Rodoreda, a Sydney based writer and blogger with a love of speculative fiction and ancient history. Martin’s writing tackles contemporary themes such as environmental issues and human rights and aims to examine social structures and dynamics through the lens of speculative fiction. Martin’s debut novel is also being […]
Writers On Writing / Marianne de Pierres on freedom and discipline in speculative fiction
Marianne de Pierres is the author of the popular Parrish Plessis trilogy and the award-winning Sentients of Orion and Peacemaker series. The Parrish Plessis series has been translated into ten languages and adapted into a role-playing game. Marianne has also authored children’s and young adult stories, notably the Night Creatures trilogy, a dark fantasy series […]