AAWP / ASSF Emerging Writers’ Short Story Competition

Enter your short story to the Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP) and Australian Short Story Festival (ASSF) Emerging Writers’ Short Story Prize for your chance to win a ticket to the Australian Short Story Festival, accommodation for the duration of the Read More

PEN Perth at ASSF2018

Located on Whadjuk land in Perth, Western Australia, PEN Perth is one chapter of PEN International. PEN International is a non-profit organisation that works at the intersection of writing and politics. In particular, PEN campaigns for the release of wrongfully imprisoned writers Read More

Why Perspective Matters ASSF2018

On Saturday 20 October 2018, Alice Grundy was joined by Roanna Gonsalves and Elizabeth Tan to discuss the topic of why perspective matters, and to explore the idea of who speaks and who is silenced. You can listen to a recording of Read More

Maria Takolander: Closing Address ASSF2018

On Sunday 21 October 2018, The Double (Text) author Maria Takolander delivered a hilarious Closing Address at the Centre for Stories in Northbridge. We invite you to listen to Maria’s speech, in two parts, below.               Read More

Short & Snappy with Brooke Dunnell

DESCRIBE YOUR DREAMS. Vivid, but so dull that I often confuse them for half-memories. I also have stress dreams and often think, “Oh, I wish this was a dream…” WHAT’S SOMETHING ON YOUR BUCKET LIST? I went skydiving earlier this year, so Read More

An Interview with M.J. Reidy

M.J. Reidy is an award-winning writer from the Central Coast of NSW.  Her stories have appeared on the page and been performed on the stage, in: Award Winning Australian Writing (2016), INK3, Monologue Adventures Voices of Women Project, Australian Poetry Slam NSW finals and the ABC. In her spare time, Read More

An Interview with Elizabeth Tan

Elizabeth Tan is a writer from Perth. She completed her PhD in Creative Writing at Curtin University. Her debut novel-in-stories, Rubik (Brio Books), was published in Australia and internationally in 2017. We sat down and had a chat with Elizabeth about how she got Read More

Short & Snappy with Robert Wood

DESCRIBE YOUR DREAMS. Vivid. WHAT’S SOMETHING ON YOUR BUCKET LIST? Japan. FAVOURITE MOVIE? The Phantom Thread. BEST GIFT YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED? A woodblock. DESCRIBE YOUR HANDWRITING. Scrawling. IN TEN YEARS, WHAT WILL YOU BE NOSTALGIC FOR? Today. FAVOURITE WORD? Tarruru. WHAT’S THE Read More

An Interview with Luke Johnson

Luke Johnson is a writer and lecturer from NSW. His stories have appeared in places such as ​Griffith Review, Overland, Island, Westerly, Going Down Swinging, Mascara Literary Review, The Lifted They have also been listed or won such prizes as the AAWP Chapter One Prize, Read More