Coffee Pod|cast Episode 25 Movements

May 2, 2019By Bronwyn_MehanEpisodes, NEWS & EVENTS, Podcast

Finding the sublime in the suburbs, this performance piece from Papua New Guinean-Australian writer, Alana Hicks has our two hosts in awe. Ali and Emma chat about the pastiche of images Hicks writes about in ‘Movements’ and they wonder whether you think it ends on a pessimistic note or not. Join the discussion on the … Read More

Storification @ SWF19 Tues Apr 30

April 15, 2019By Bronwyn_MehanEVENTS, FEATURED POST, NEWS & EVENTS, Shop

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

Coffee Pod|cast Ep 24 The Meteorologist’s Daughter

April 15, 2019By Bronwyn_MehanEpisodes, NEWS, NEWS & EVENTS

She frets about droughts and flooding rains, about pressure system’s and cold fronts – it’s in her genes, it seems. Take a listen to Mark Smith’s ‘The Meteorologist’s Daughter’ and find out what our podcast hosts, Ali and Emma have to say about this emotionally-charged piece of microlit. ‘The Meteorologist’s Daughter’ is published in the … Read More

Shuffle authors respond to composers Pt 1

April 2, 2019By Bronwyn_Mehanmicrolit, THE COLUMN

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

Coffee Pod|cast Episode 23 Ice Cube

April 1, 2019By Bronwyn_MehanEpisodes, NEWS, NEWS & EVENTS

Ever wished you could be put on ice? In this episode, Ali and Emma discuss Sigley Hood’s surreal microlit, ‘Ice Cube’ in which a woman finds herself literally frozen out by her family. Or is it she who is giving her husband and kids the cold shoulder? Listen to Eleni Schumacher’s narration and decide for … Read More

Meet our Shuffle composers

March 27, 2019By Bronwyn_Mehaninterviews, microlit, Shop, THE COLUMN

We are excited to be working with Sonant Bodies who commissioned five amazing composers to create soundscapes for ten pieces of microlit from the Shuffle anthology. Matilda Gould caught up with the composers to ask them about the pieces they chose to work with and how they approached the task of creating soundscapes. You can … Read More

Coffee Pod|cast Episode 22 When B Moved In

March 18, 2019By Bronwyn_MehanEpisodes, NEWS, NEWS & EVENTS

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

Coffee Pod|cast Episode 21 Aftermath

March 4, 2019By Bronwyn_MehanEpisodes, microlit, NEWS, NEWS & EVENTS, Podcast

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

Winners of the NWF/joanne burns Microlit Awards

February 22, 2019By Bronwyn_Mehanmicrolit, NEWS, NEWS & EVENTS, Shop

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