I’m looking forward to attending the very first Australian Short Story Festival in Perth this Friday to Sunday. The sessions I’ll be participating in are as follows.
SATURDAY 22 OCTOBER
9.00am–9.45am, Centre for Stories (100 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge), Room 2
Nadine Brown, Julie Koh and David Whish-Wilson discuss the subjects that drive their creativity: the bizarre, lawless or taboo experiences that can fracture the familiar surfaces of life.
Facilitator: Liana Joy Christensen
Streetside Readings Walk Trail (Free Event)
12.30pm–12.50pm, Ruck Rover, 242 William Street, Northbridge
Pop-up reading with Jo Riccioni.
More details at the bottom of the full program here.
SUNDAY 23 OCTOBER
1.00pm –1.45pm, Centre for Stories, Room 1
A chat with Susan Midalia about Portable Curiosities.
2.00pm–3.00pm, Centre for Stories, Room 2
Join Michelle Wright, Ryan O’Neill and Julie Koh in a discussion of what might emerge in testing the boundaries of the short story form. If experimentation is a measure of creation, what can it offer the short story?
Facilitator: Charlotte Guest
Check out the full program here.