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The Interrobang: festival guide
What is The Interrobang, and what are its must-see events? A guide to the festival from Wheeler Centre director Michael Williams.
Working with Words: Adam Curley
Adam Curley is a writer and musician. His work has been published in the Lifted Brow, Sleepers Almanac, the Big Issue, Mess + Noise, Kill Your Darlings and more. He's also a singer and lyricist with Melbourne post-punk band Gold Class. Adam spoke with us about lyrics…
‘The Boy Who Swallowed the Sea’: extract by Jessica Yu
Jessica Yu is a Melbourne-based writer and editor and a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk fellow. During her fellowship, Jessica has been working on a Young Adult novel, The Boy Who Swallowed the Sea. The book is about 16-year-old En Ye Ang, a chronic over-thinker, meticulous life-planner, quiet achiever, nervous…
‘hey so let’s do this again sometime’ by Emma Marie Jones
Emma Marie Jones is a Melbourne-based writer and a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk fellow. During her fellowship, Emma has been working on a poetry project called I Have Seen Your Body Where it Wasn't. This is one poem from the project.
Working with Words: Lee Zachariah
Lee Zachariah writes for magazines, newspapers, television and film. He co-created the ABC2 comedy series The Bazura Project, has since written for The Hamster Wheel and Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell, and writes on politics and social issues for VICE Australia. Lee spoke to us about comedy, writer's block and contradictory advice.
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Federal Minister Questions Viability of Bookshops
Federal Minister for Small Business Nick Sherry predicted this morning that online shopping will wipe out bookstores within the next five years. Senator Sherry made the comments at the launch of a campaign called Driving Business Online, an initiative intended to encourage small business owners to develop the online side of their business.
The Australian Booksellers Association’s CEO Joel Becker said he was “gobsmacked”…
Dymocks Opens the Floodgates
A leading Australian book retailer is getting into the publishing business with the launch of an online self-publishing service. Dymocks is the first major Australian book retailer to have entered the online publishing fray with the D Publishing Network. The service offers a fully-functional suite of services for turning a standard Word document into a book and/or ebook. The service can print colour images…
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