The Emerging Writers Festival is in full swing. Speakeasy is especially excited about our Lisette stepping out on the festival stage tomorrow 12.30 at Melbourne Town Hall:

‘The Great State Divide: The interstate panelists will be set a challenge to discover the unique voice of their State. Is there one? And what does this say about the Australian voice? Are we really a nation of the bush or have we all moved the Australian voice to the suburbs? Where is our 21st Century spiritual consciousness? With Rachel Hennessy, Simmone Michelle-Welles, Lisette Ogg, Sean Riley and Jennifer Mills. Hosted by Dion Kagan.’

The observation that Australian voice has moved from the bush to the suburbs is one worthy of much debate. Can you think of examples among your favourite Australian authors which support or challenge this observation?

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Aspiring writers, remember to drop by AWMonline forums all next week for our Q&A with Agent Sydney, a successful Australian literary agent. Subscribers are welcome to post questions for Agent Sydney about how to find or approach an agent, and what makes an effective query letter. Please do not post actual query letters for feedback – this is a Q&A rather than a pitching session.  Agent Sydney will be answering your questions thoughout the week, so check back each day to see how the forum develops.

One Response to “Emerging and aspiring writers take note…”

  1. littlej,

    the forum is great! already got a reply from Agent Sydney. wish i was in melbourne to hear that panel discussion. it’s an interesting question…

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