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
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
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
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
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.
Back in 2015, Spineless Wonders was thrilled to publish Sam George-Allen’s book of hybrid writing, I Put A Spell On You as part of our Slinkies Collection series by writers under 30 curated and edited by Bridget Lutherborrow. Early in 2019, Sam’s full length non-fiction book, Witches: What Women Do Together is due to be … Read More
In this episode, Ali and Emma discuss Angie Holst’s ‘Addicted’ which is performed by Lauren Hamilton Neill. See if you can guess what the addiction is before the reveal. Join the discussion on Facebook.
Beth Spencer, winner 2018 Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award, discusses the writing of The Age of Fibs with Bridgette Sulicich. Beth talks about her own reading and writing habits and about some of the inspirations behind this unique collection.