Dr. Catherine Noske is editor of Westerly Magazine at the University of Western Australia, where she also teaches in Literature and Creative Writing. She has twice been awarded the Elyne Mitchell Prize for Rural Women Writers, and her current manuscript, the subject of a Varuna Fellowship, was shortlisted for the 2015 Dorothy Hewett Award. AWM … Continue reading »

12 April Writing Race with Chris Lynch

Our special guest author at next Tuesday’s Writing Race will be Chris Lynch, editor of The Tangled Bank, an anthology of speculative fiction, poetry, and artwork. For more info on Chris, visit www.chrislynch.com.au To join Chris for an evening writing fun, visit www.awmonline.com.au shortly before 8pm next Tuesday, click on ‘Go to Forums’, then click … Continue reading »

Imaginative Space: Part 1

Moya Costello, SCU lecturer, author, and former editor, describes university creative writing courses as an imaginative space where intellectual labour and creativity is valued, which can equip writers with the technical skills and theoretical understandings to explore and express creativity. Moya’s presentation at the Nuts & Bolts professional developmnent seminar at BBWF09 yesterday was a … Continue reading »

Cyber-fires and storytellers…

Building an author platform for unpublished writers can be daunting. Editiorial Anonymous has some sage advice on what to include – and what to leave out –  for writers without any publications to list in their bio. For those lucky writers who do make it through the gauntlet to publication, Chris Currie, writer and bookseller, is … Continue reading »