Coffee Pod|cast Episode 35 PenisScreen

September 17, 2019By Bronwyn_MehanEpisodes, NEWS & EVENTS, Podcast

Sydney author, Julie Chevalier gender flips the breast screening scenario in this microlit narrated by Lauren Hamilton Neill. Ali and Emma chat about ‘PenisScreen’ mulling over the question of whether reversals of this kind help to educate as well as entertain. Join the conversation on the Coffee Pod|cast Facebook page ‘PenisScreen’ was first performed as … Read More

Little Fictions Callout: Year of the Rat

September 10, 2019By Bronwyn_MehanEVENTS, NEWS & EVENTS

Did you know that rats smile with their ears? Or, that they enjoy being tickled? Whilst in Western culture rats are viewed as pets or pests, in Chinese culture being a Rat suggests you might be clever, a quick thinker and successful. Love them or hate them, we’re looking for texts about rats. Whether it’s … Read More

2019 Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award winners announced

September 9, 2019By Bronwyn_MehanShop, The Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award, THE COLUMN

Spineless Wonders is very pleased to announce that Tanya Vavilova has won the 2019 Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award for her short-story collection Grub. Congratulations also to our two finalists in this year’s award: Megan McGrath for her short story collection All Hands and James Hughes for his short story collection Understanding Almost Nothing of the World.

Coffee Pod|cast Episode 34 Rescued

September 2, 2019By Bronwyn_MehanEpisodes, microlit, NEWS & EVENTS, Podcast

A dark, psychological thriller or a poignant story of loss and resignation? Ali and Emma discuss ‘Rescued’ by Richard Holt read by Pam Nemeny. ‘Rescued’ is published in What You Might Find, a collection of short stories and microfiction by Richard Holt. About the Author RICHARD HOLT is a writer and artist from Melbourne. He … Read More

Little Fictions Ep 13 Lost In Paradise

August 29, 2019By Bronwyn_MehanEpisodes, Little Fictions, NEWS & EVENTS, Podcast

In this episode we bring you short stories set on the north coast of New South Wales. ‘Saturday Night on Johnson St’ by Paul Kew, immersing us in the hectic nightlife of Byron Bay. It is performed by Mark Dessaix. Byron Bay writer and academic, Moya Costello’s ‘Northern Rivers: A Gothic Tale’ evokes the lush … Read More

Coffee Pod|cast Ep 33 Proposal

August 12, 2019By Bronwyn_MehanEpisodes, microlit, NEWS & EVENTS, Podcast

When the personal is political. Ali and Emma discuss the impact of the marriage equality legislation on a lesbian couple in Jenni Nixon’s ‘Proposal’ performed by Lauren Hamilton Neill. ‘Proposal’ is published in Flashing The Square an anthology of microfiction and prose poems. About The Author JENNI NIXON is a widely published poet: café boogie … Read More

Little Fictions Ep 12 Surreal Stories

August 12, 2019By Bronwyn_MehanEpisodes, Little Fictions, NEWS & EVENTS, Podcast

In this episode called Surreal Stories, our host Ella Watson-Russell brings you two short stories with extraordinary, offbeat characters. Our first story, ‘Ducks’ is a radio play based on a short story by Miles Franklin Award-winning author, A.S. Patric. The year is 1956. Melbourne is host to the Olympic Games and American literary figures Anais … Read More

Little Fictions Ep 11 Crime Scenes

August 7, 2019By Bronwyn_MehanEpisodes, NEWS & EVENTS, Podcast

In this episode we bring you two short stories about the impact of crime on people’s lives. ‘Croc’ is by Melbourne author Pierz Newton-John and is published in his collection, Fault Lines. Pierz worked as a psychotherapist and this story is inspired by a true story. It is read by Ella Watson-Russell and was recorded … Read More

Coffee Pod|cast Ep 32 Sea Womb

August 5, 2019By Bronwyn_MehanEpisodes, NEWS & EVENTS, Podcast, Shop

‘It happens everyday and yet it is so profound.’ In this episode, Ali and Emma discuss the marvel of birth and the magic of microliterature which shows us a world in so few words. Listen to Eleni Schumacher reading Christine Howe’s ‘Sea Womb’ and join the discussion on the Coffee Pod|cast Facebook page. ‘Sea Womb’ … Read More

Coffee Pod|cast Ep 31 Morning Meeting

July 22, 2019By Bronwyn_MehanEpisodes, NEWS & EVENTS, Podcast

Do organised crime syndicates serve decent carrot cake at their planning meetings? Ali and Emma discuss Jon Steiner’s satirical ‘Morning Meeting’ performed by Ella Watson-Russell. Includes a great creative writing exercise to try. Let us know what you think of this episode on the Coffee Pod|cast Facebook page. ‘Morning Meeting’ is published in Jon Steiner’s … Read More