David Malouf and the Music of Writing

We were honoured to have David Malouf open the 2018 Australian Short Story Festival on Friday 19 October. David’s Opening Address will be featured in an upcoming Westerly publication, so be sure to check out Westerly Magazine for further updates. On Saturday Read More

Short Musings at the 2018 Australian Short Story Festival by Jacoba Quayle

I had never been to a writers festival until I volunteered for the 2018 Australian Short Story Festival. While university set me up with the technical skills of writing, there wasn’t a class I could take on the uphill battle of being Read More

Blurring the Boundaries ASSF2018

… Is it simply the way it’s set out on a page that determines whether writing is poetry or prose? Amy Lin and Robert Wood shared a Sunday afternoon untangling definitions, reading prose and poetry. This enjoyable conversation was recorded on Sunday Read More

The Long and the Short of it ASSF2018

On the afternoon of Sunday 21st October, Julia Prendergast and Luke Johnson discussed with Sarah McNeill the differences between writing short stories and novels, and why it matters. Considering the short form in all it’s glory, the panelists considered what truly makes Read More

Lit Live: Literature Read Live at ASSF2018

Remember what it was like to listen to a great story? Lying in bed, sitting around a camp fire, curled up on a sofa or lazing on the beach while someone read exciting, spooky or funny stories that ignited the imagination? Lit Read More

The Long Tall Short Story ASSF2018

On the morning of Sunday 21 October, Robert Wood interviewed Sydney writer, Anthony Macris. They discussed Anthony’s work in the context of theory, style and the short form. You can listen on to the interview from the audio bars below.     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