What does it mean to shuffle? For the more poetic of us it might describe the soft scrape of a deck of well-loved cards across the palm of your hand. Or the slow sway of an old couple across their living room floor, dancing to a forgotten song on the radio. Maybe it’s just the … Read More
It’s common to build a picture in our minds about new neighbours based on the sounds that come through the walls – but what if this eavesdropping becomes the stuff of vivid sexual fantasy? In this episode, Ali and Emma discuss a variety of reactions to noisy neighbours when they listen to Paulette Smythe’s ‘When … Read More
Little Fictions returns to Sydney Writers Festival to present performed fiction about the elusive, seductive and life-changing power of the written word. Includes microfiction and short stories set to original music. Join our MC, ABC TV’s Monique Schafter and actors Eleni Schumacher, Felix Johnson and Ella Watson-Russell on stage at Knox Street Bar, one of … Read More
What impact does a simple act of compassion have on someone suffering post-traumatic stress? In this episode, Ali and Emma discuss Shady Cosgrove’s moving microfiction, ‘Aftermath’ published in the microlit anthology, Shuffle and narrated by Alex Neal. Our presenters have differing interpretations of what it is that the character Jimmy has been through and dive … Read More
We have great pleasure in announcing the names of the winning entries of the National and Hunter categories of the NWF/joanne burns Microlit Award. The National winner is Sydney-based Waradjuri writer, BRENDA SAUNDERS for her piece called ‘Birding’. Here’s what Cassandra Atherton, the award judge said about it: Brenda Saunders’ ‘Birding’ is a brilliantly surreal … Read More
If your anxiety was an animal, what would it be? Ali and Emma sit down over a coffee and ponder this after listening to Brenda Saunders’ microlit ‘Birding’ narrated by Anna Finisterer. Join the conversation over at the Coffee Pod|cast Facebook page. About the author BRENDA SAUNDERS is a Wiradjuri artist and writer living in … Read More
Join Emily Maguire for the Sydney launch of Ashley Kalagian Blunt’s book, My Name Is Revenge: a novella and collected essays. When: Wednesday April 10, 6.30-8pm Where: Acre Eatery, 31a Mallett St, Camperdown RSVP via Eventbrite Can’t make it? You can order your copy here.
Season 1 of Coffee Pod|cast ends with Ali and Emma switching to espresso tequilas to discuss Dominique Hecq’s ‘Four Thousand Winks’ narrated by Whitney Richards. The discussion ranges from Dr Who to pregnancy sex and we ask do you remember your actual birth day? Tell us what think of our podcast, join the conversation on … Read More
We spoke with Dominique Hecq about ‘Four Thousand Winks’ which appears in Time, the Microlit anthology edited by Cassandra Atherton and published in 2018 by Spineless Wonders. In this interview, Dominique talks about her approach to writing microlit, what she is reading right now and her favourite time of year for putting pen to paper.
In this episode, Ali and Emma chat about Pamela Seckin’s ‘Amelie’ which is performed by Eleni Schumacher. They discuss the movie which inspired this microlit and delve into the meaning of the ‘manic pixie dream girl’ trope it is based on. They reminisce about their own Paris adventures and ask their listeners if they dream … Read More