Georgia Behrens profiles the star of our upcoming panel, “The Short Story”: Bronwyn Mehan
Boogie-board enthusiast, ukulele student and crossword connoisseur Bronwyn Mehan is a woman of many talents. She reads, she writes and she edits. She blogs, she tweets, she road tests “software for novelists”. And, most importantly for our purposes, she runs Spineless Wonders- not, as its name may suggest, a support group for citizens bereft of confidence or assertiveness, but a revolutionary Australian publishing company dedicated to “brief fiction in all its forms”. The works published by Spineless Wonders are full of assertive, confident, articulate characters; they are deemed “Spineless” because they are delivered to readers via their laptops and smartphones. (Also available in hard copy for all the traditionalists out there).
Spineless Wonders has been called “a treasure trove of writing from some of the most innovative practitioners of prose poetry and microfiction in Australia” (Readings Monthly), and has published award-winning authors and poets such as Julie Chevalier (Winner of the Alec Bolton Prize) and A.S. Patric (Winner of the Booranga Prize for Short Fiction). Accepting submissions from all over the country, Spineless Wonders, with Bronwyn at its head, is devoted to steering the Australian literary scene in a new direction, and to proving correct Anica Boulanger-Mashbery’s belief that the short story “panders to our contemporary needs for immediacy, accessibility and diversity without ever sacrificing or compromising artistic integrity”.
Bronwyn will be joining us at our upcoming panel, “The Short Story”, part of our new series, The Library of Unwritten Stories. Check out the Eventbrite page to book a place, and, if you just can’t wait until Wednesday, visit Bronwyn’s blog, full of reflections on virtual index cards, napkin poetry and much, much more.
If you’re interested in short stories, check out our panel “The Short Story” , part of our series, The Library of Unwritten Stories.
The Library of Unwritten Stories is an eight week program which alternates between panels and writing group meetings.
To book into the The Library of Unwritten Stories visit the Eventsbrite page to secure a spot.
When: Wednesday evenings: September 5, 19 & 26; October 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, 6-7pm