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

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

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

Coffee Pod|cast Episode 20 Birding

February 22, 2019By Bronwyn_MehanEpisodes, NEWS, News & Events, Podcast, Shop

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

Coffee Pod|cast Ep 19 Four Thousand Winks

December 24, 2018By Bronwyn_MehanEpisodes, microlit, NEWS, News & Events, Podcast

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

Coffee Pod|cast Ep 18 Amelie

December 10, 2018By Bronwyn_MehanEpisodes, microlit, NEWS, News & Events, Podcast

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

Coffee Pod|cast Ep 17 Call An Ambulance

November 26, 2018By Bronwyn_MehanEpisodes, microlit, NEWS, News & Events, Podcast

In this episode, Ali and Emma chat about Shady Cosgrove’s microlit, ‘Call An Ambulance’ which was performed by Eleni Schumacher as part of Spineless Wonders’ live show, Little Fictions at Knox Street Bar, Chippendale in Sydney. Our curious podcast hosts ask what if this was narrated by a person of a different gender, what if … Read More

Coffee Pod|cast Ep 16 Texting Through Time Zones

November 12, 2018By Bronwyn_MehanEpisodes, NEWS, News & Events, Podcast

In this episode, Ali and Emma present Johanna Ellersdorfer’s ‘Texting Through Time Zones’ performed by Felix Johnson. They chat about geograhically-challenged relationships and the issues we all face when mediating life in the world of social media. Have you had a long-distance relationship? Join the conversation here on the Coffee Pod|cast Facebook page.