In this episode, Ali and Emma get serious with a discussion of Melissa Beit’s moving account of an induced labour in ‘A Hospital Birth’. It makes for compelling listening. Let us know what you think of the story, here on the Coffee Pod|cast Facebook page.

About the Author

MELISSA BEIT’S short fiction has been published in Southerly, Meanjin, the Sleepers Almanac, Best Australian Stories, New Australian Stories, Skive Magazine and the Australian Women’s Weekly. She lives in coastal northern NSW with her family and a bunch of chooks.

Read an interview with Melissa, here.

‘A Hospital Birth’ was published in Out of Place, an anthology of microlit.


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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