In this episode, Ali and Emma discuss Vivienne Plumb’s  ‘The Alternative Plan’ performed by Oscar Morphew and recorded live at Sydney’s Knox Street Bar. Let us know what you think of the story, here on the Coffee Pod|cast Facebook page.

About the Author

Vivienne Plumb is an Australian/New Zealand playwright, poet and fiction writer. Her writing highlights the fantastic and miraculous in everyday experience. Her plays have been performed in New Zealand and international venues, and The Diary as a Positive in Female Adult Behavior has been translated into Polish. Plumb’s first novel, Secret City, was published in 2003. She has held several residencies, including one in 2004 at the University of Iowa and the 2006 Massey University writers’ residency. Vivienne has a BA and an MA from Victoria University in Wellington, and holds a Doctorate in Creative Arts at the University of Wollongong, Australia. Her short story collection, The Glove Box & other stories was published by Spineless Wonders in 2014.

Read an interview with Vivienne, here.

‘The Alternative Plan’ was published in small wonder, 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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