An evocative piece which stretches the imagination. In this episode, Ali and Emma discuss Tess Ridgway’s ‘It Stretches Our Shape’ narrated by Sydney actor, Anni Finsterer. Let us know what you think, leave a comment of the Coffee Pod|cast Facebook page.

‘It Stretches Our Shape’ is published in Shuffle an anthology of microlit edited by Cassandra Atherton.

About the Author

Tess Ridgway is currently completing a Masters of Research at Western Sydney University. She has been published in Otolith, the Griffith Review, Axon Journal and the Meniscus Literary Journal. Her work was performed at a Little Fictions night. She also facilitated a poetry group, Mutts.

About the Actor

Anni Finsterer is an actor, writer and director in theatre, film and television. Anni was awarded an AFI Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Television Drama for her performance in 3 Acts of Murder. Her feature film credits include The True Story of the Kelly Gang and Sweet Country. She has appeared in the TV shows Wentworth, Rake, Glitch, Underbelly Badness, City Homicide, All Saints and Love My Way. Her theatre credits include The Readers for Belvoir, In Real Life for Darlinghurst Theatre, Parramatta Girls for Parramatta Riverside, Poor Superman, The Threepenny Opera, Antony & Cleopatra, The Loaded Ute and The Women of Troy for the Sydney Theatre Company.


Presenters: Ali Morris and Emma Walsh
Producer: Bronwyn Mehan
Theme music: James Seymour

Coffee Pod|cast has been produced with the support of the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and we wish to also acknowledge the support of Little Fictions by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund and the City of Sydney Matching Grants program.


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