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

Little Fictions Ep 10 Humans of Parramatta Road

July 17, 2019By Bronwyn_MehanEpisodes, Little Fictions, News & Events, Podcast

In this episode we feature stories from the inner west Sydney suburbs connected by Parramatta Road. Harriet McInerney’s microfiction, ‘Average Morning’ takes us on a bus trip down Parramatta Road. It is performed by Little Fictions’ regular, Joel Horwood. ‘Parramatta Road’ by Tess Ridgway takes us along this same stretch of road but this time … Read More

Meet Ashfield Sound Bites curator: Ilina Gjurovska

July 9, 2019By Bronwyn_MehanShop, THE COLUMN

We asked editorial assistant and emerging writer, Ilana Gjurovska to tell us a bit about herself, what she does when she needs inspiration for her own writing and the role she will be playing in the upcoming Ashfield Sound Bites project which is part of the   Inner West Council Ashfield EDGE Festival (Sept 13-15). Meet … Read More

Coffee Pod|cast Ep 30 Menieres

July 8, 2019By Bronwyn_MehanEpisodes, News & Events

The story of the opera singer who developed a hearing impairment. In this episode, Ali and Emma discuss Anna Spargo-Ryan’s moving piece, ‘Menieres’ narrated by Anni Finsterer. Got a story to share about hearing damage? Join the discussion on the Coffee Pod|cast Facebook page. ‘Menieres’ is published in Shuffle an anthology of microlit edited by … Read More

Coffee Pod|cast Ep 29 All That Shudder

June 24, 2019By Bronwyn_MehanEpisodes, News & Events

How the seemingly insignificant landmarks can spark powerful memories. In this episode, our caffeine-feulled literary podsters discuss Jill Jones’ microlit, ‘All That Shudder’ narrated by Anni Finsterer. Is the dawn non-binary? Join the discussion on the Coffee Pod|cast Facebook page. ‘All That Shudder’ by Jill Jones is published by Spineless Wonders in the microlit anthology, … Read More

Coffee Pod|cast Episode 28 Time of Death

June 10, 2019By Bronwyn_MehanEpisodes, News & Events

In this episode, Ali and Emma discuss Deborah Van Heerkeren’s ‘Time of Death’ narrated by Eleni Schumacher. Join the discussion about this poignant microfiction on the Coffee Pod|cast Facebook page. ‘Time Of Death’ is published in the Time anthology edited by Cassandra Atherton. About the Author Deborah Van Heekeren was born in Sydney and moved … Read More

Coffee Pod|cast Episode 27 Breakdown

May 27, 2019By Bronwyn_MehanEpisodes, News & Events

There’s more on the blink than a car engine beneath the scorching outback Australian sun in Susan McCreery’s ‘Breakdown’. Ali and Emma share a coffee break while listening to actor Mark Dessiax reading ‘Breakdown’ and follow up with a wide-ranging discussion which looks at the many layers of this short short fiction. Join the conversation … Read More

Emily Maguire launches My Name Is Revenge

May 17, 2019By Bronwyn_MehanShop, THE COLUMN

I was at an artist’s retreat in the US. Flicking through a book in the library one evening, I came across a reproduction of Arshile Gorky’s painting The Artist and His Mother. I knew – know – very little about painting but something about this just skewered me. I read the caption which told me … Read More