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

Coffee Pod|cast Episode 26: Average Morning

May 13, 2019By Bronwyn_MehanEpisodes, News & Events, Podcast, Shop

Ever found yourself dregging on a bus on the way to work, fantasising about fries and pondering the metaphysics of seat allocation? Is there a word for mirroring manspreading behaviour? Is dregging even a thing? Find out the answers to these and other off-beat questions mulled over by Ali and Emma as they listen to … Read More

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

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

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