TAKING FIVE WITH SARAH HOLLAND-BATT

Sarah Holland-Batt is an award-winning Australian poet. Rising to critical acclaim after winning the Thomas Shapcott prize for her first collection, Aria (UQP), Sarah has continued to make waves across the Australian and international poetry sphere, with work published in The New Yorker, Slate, Poetry, Agenda, Michigan Quarterly Review, and many more. Her second collection, The Hazards (UQP) has won her further attention … Continue reading »

TAKING FIVE WITH WESTERLY MAGAZINE

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 »

Taking Five with Laurie Steed

Writer Laurie Steed answers five quick questions for AWM about the key elements of a short story and his tips on pitching to publications (research, research, research). Keep an eye out for Laurie’s forthcoming novel You Belong Here. Laurie Steed is the author of the forthcoming novel You Belong Here, and winner of the 2013 Patricia Hackett Prize for … Continue reading »

Last Week Patrick O’Duffy, This Week Fiona Palmer!

Last Wednesday night we were graced with the online presence of Mr Patrick O’Duffy. In between working on his own writing he kept the whole Writing Race community busily chatting on the boards, and as every writer reached the 200-word mark they were awarded with fluffy bunny photos (no cash prizes, sorry folks). After reading … Continue reading »

Special Guest Tomorrow Night: Patrick O’Duffy

Last Wednesday night was quiet and rainy. A small group of writers gathered for the Weekly Writing Race – our ranks were thinned by a cold rainy night and a few bouts of the flu. I hope everyone will be healthy this week and ready to come and race with us because we have a … Continue reading »

Writing Race Recap

Last Wednesday we were so lucky to have Louise Cusack as our Special Guest.  Thank you so much Louise for leading us in a wonderful night of writing. We also had a record nineteen Racers in attendance! Our total word count was in the thousands and genres ranged from non-fiction essays on meditation, to sit-com … Continue reading »

May Day: Writing Race Announcement!

Once again our Writing Race was a huge success. Thank you so much to Special Guest Alan Baxter who joined us last week and to all our participants. Although there wasn’t a lot of discussion on the page, I have the suspicion is this was because everyone was too busy writing to chat! We had … Continue reading »