Out and About

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Every Second Tuesday in Readings, St Kilda Our new anthology was spotted over the weekend hanging out in the new releases section of the St Kilda Readings bookshop. It looks at home and in good company. If you’re passing the store, why not pop in and pick up a copy to take home. Alternatively, you could have it delivered. If you’re in Australia you can order your copy here. If you’re overseas, there’s a number of options. One option that offers free worldwide delivery can be found here (change the currency from the drop-down at… Continue reading Out and About

Armistice Day

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In 2018, Elwood Writers was commissioned by Vision Australia Radio’s Tim McQueen to create the material for a special edition of the literary program Cover to Cover. The program was to commemorate the centenary of Armistice Day, and was broadcast then repeated on 9 and 11 November. Today marks 102 years since the signing of the armistice ending the First World War. For another chance to hear our Armistice Day Centenary stories, an audio file of the commemorative edition of Cover to Cover can be accessed here. The stories are also collected in a dedicated… Continue reading Armistice Day

Cover to Cover | Episode 341

The latest edition of Vision Australia Radio’s Cover to Cover is now available as a podcast. The program features two more stories from my book Broken Rules and Other Stories (Transit Lounge): thanks to Tim McQueen for reading ‘Playful Arrangements’ and ‘Broken Rules’. You can listen to the podcast from the VAR website, here. A downloaded audio file is here. The program is also available on Spotify. Happy listening! More on the work of Vision Australia Radio can be found at their website, here. Continue reading Cover to Cover | Episode 341

Book Launch Invitation

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We are delighted to have the Elwood Writers group – Jennifer Bryce, Margaret McCaffrey, Helen McDonald and Barry Lee Thompson – join us online to discuss?Every Second Tuesday. A new anthology of poetry, fiction and memoir, this kaleidoscope of stories spans the globe from the trenches of France in World War One to a dystopian Australia, via contemporary Harlem and the streets of northern England. The Elwood Writers will chat about their book and their group with award-winning local author Lee Kofman. Elwood Writers in conversation | Wed 9 Dec 2020 at 6:30pm from the… Continue reading Book Launch Invitation

The Doves

The doves don’t fly away anymore. Whenever I return to the house, which is also home, they don’t even move away, not in the slightest, but continue to mooch about the front yard, unconcerned. It pleases me that they’re no longer wary of me. But I wondered today if perhaps I’m not really there. If, perhaps, I’ve simply become a ghost, and that’s why they no longer fly away, because there’s nothing to fly from. Continue reading The Doves