“Panthers” hits the world stage

“Panthers” hits the world stage

We congratulate author Jen Craig on the upcoming release of her novella Panthers and the Museum of Fire in North America later this year. ‘Bold, original and urgent … a complex work of fictionalised-memoir in the style of writers such as Karl Ove Knausgaard and Sheila Heti. Fans of Joyce and Virginia Woolf may also … Read More

Talking and Walking with Jen Craig

Talking and Walking with Jen Craig

“It’s an unseasonably warm day at the beginning of May, rays of sunlight are filtering through the leaves of a towering Moreton Bay Fig tree. I sit on a park bench waiting at the top of Glebe Point Park for Sydney author Jen Craig.” Recent USyd M.A. in Publishing grad, Alyssa Hanley takes an entertaining … Read More

Jen Craig In Conversation: On Obsession and the Experience of Writing

An In Conversation event featuring Jen Craig with Debra Adelaide, was generously hosted by Gleebooks, Dulwich Hill on May 9. Spineless Wonders publishing intern,Nicole Mangura, who helped organise the event, was there to cover the event for The Column. The discussion, Nicole said, was fascinating and ranged from the inspiration and creative process behind Panthers … Read More

Words and images: on collaborations

What happens when the visual and the verbal meet – when creatives working in different disciplines put their heads together? We talk with authors Jen Craig and Patrick Lenton and artists Bettina Kaiser and Daniel Lethlean Higson about the collaborative processes behind our upcoming releases A Man Made Entirely of Bats and Panthers and the … Read More

Dis/morphia: Tell Tale Bodies

The City of Sydney’s Late Night Lawn Library presents a Little Fictions’ one hour show at the Tramsheds, Forest Lodge, Thursday 13 June, 7.30-8.30pm. In this night of stories performed by actors, Little Fictions Productions brings you ‘Whipped Cream’ by Tanya Vavilova set in a dystopic Sydney where currency is in bodies and sex – … Read More

Shuffle authors respond to composers Pt 1

Shuffle authors respond to composers Pt 1

We invited authors to reflect on the soundscapes created by Sonant Bodies & friends for their microlit from the Shuffle anthology. In this post, you will read the responses of Jordie Albiston, Richard Holt, Paulette Smythe, Jen Craig and Christine Howe. We are also hosting an indepth discussion on microlit text and sound with Shuffle … Read More

Meet the SW interns – Part Three

We bring you another instalment in our Where Are They Now series which profiles some of our former interns. We ask them to look back at their internship/work experience with Spineless Wonders and tell us about any highlights and anything they found useful from the experience. We also asked about other internships they have undertaken. … Read More

Little Fictions

Microlit Chocolate WheelMonday April 27 Knox Street Bar, ChippendaleTickets via Eventbrite, here.Spineless Wonders joins forces with improv specialists, Bang Bang Rodeo to present this unique literary event.The chocolate wheel is spun to select a 200-wd microfiction to be read aloud. Nobody has heard this story before – especially not the improv actors.Then we watch as … Read More

Farewell to Linda Godfrey

This week we bid farewell to one of the founders of Spineless Wonders, Linda Godfrey. Over the past (almost) five years, Linda has worked tirelessly in a range of capacities within this small press – as editor, publicist and more recently, as curator of Little Fictions. Today I’d like to pay tribute to Linda’s massive … Read More