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Conviction

By Jane Downing   ‘What was your very first memory, tell it to me,’ Frank commanded Billy. Billy lay on his stomach on the cell...

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Untouchable

By Ash Leonard   The stillness of the night air surrounds me, chilling me. I wrap my arms tightly around myself, but it doesn’t do...

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To Pailin

By Antonia Schuster   July 2017 In the concrete bunker the acrid smoke of the bus driver’s cigarette curls through the stale air....

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The Immigrant’s Grandson: Growing Up In Footscray by Glenice Whitting

An excerpt from the award-winning novel Pickle to Pie. Pickle to Pie can be bought at all good bookshops and online at amazon and book...

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Author interview: Cindy Vallar

Interviewer: Savannah White Cindy Vallar retired from her career as a librarian to persue her passion for writing, now working as a...

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Author interview: Hoa Pham

Interviewer: Savannah White Hoa Pham is a psychologist and award winning author. She holds a doctorate in creative arts and a master’s...

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Extract from The Lace Weaver

The Lace Weaver can be bought at all good bookshops and online at amazon and book depository. Birch Pattern Lydia ‘You will be...

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Book Review: Aesop the Fox by Suniti Namjoshi

Review by Madeleine Reid Aesop the Fox is Suniti Namjoshi’s first novel in six years, and those familiar with her fiction works will be...

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Book review: The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree, by Shokoofeh Azar

Reviewed by Tamara Lowe   The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree, written by Shokoofeh Azar who now calls Australia home,...

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The Stories that Bind Us by Elizabeth Jane Corbett

The Tides Between can be bought at all good bookshops and online at amazon and book depository. Emigrating to Australia was the defining...

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Chelsea Dingman

Chelsea Dingman is a Visiting Instructor at the University of South Florida. Her first book, Thaw, was chosen by Allison Joseph to win the...

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Avi Leibovitch

Avi is an Editor of Other Terrain and Backstory journals. He is currently studying at Swinburne University of Technology, undergoing his...

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Anne Casey

Anne Casey is the Senior Poetry Editor of Other Terrain and Backstory journals. Originally from the west of Ireland, she is a writer living...

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Dr Carolyn Beasley

Carolyn is the Faculty’s Program Director of undergraduate and postgraduate Writing courses. This encompasses the Creative Writing...

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Skye Jenner

Skye Jenner has a Masters in Writing and is currently working towards her PhD in science, whilst absorbing every bit of the written word...

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Anita Patel

Anita Patel is a Canberra writer. She has had work published in the Canberra Times, in Summer Conversations (Pandanus Books, ANU), in Block...

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Jane Downing

Jane Downing has had prose and poetry published in journals including The Griffith Review, Island, Southerly, Westerly, Overland, The Big...

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Antonia Schuster

Antonia is a Melbourne-based social policy worker and emerging writer, with a passion for travel, adventure, and writing about social...

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Ash Leonard

Ash Leonard is a writer and editor from Bannockburn, Victoria. She holds a degree in Professional and Creative Writing, and has been...

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Danyelle Guyatt

Danyelle is in the final stages of completing a Masters in Arts/Writing at Swinburne University, during which she has dabbled in writing...

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Carol Major

Carol Major was born in Scotland, came to Canada as a schoolgirl and now lives in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales. She is curious...

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Angela Wauchop

Angela Wauchop is currently studying Professional Writing and Editing at Swinburne University. Originally from regional Queensland, Angela...

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Amira Nahas

Amira Nahas is a third-year student studying at Swinburne University. She enjoys editing and hopes to become an English teacher in the...

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Nik Shone

Nik Shone is an emerging writer and editor based in Melbourne. Nik is a poet and short story writer with a goal to learn and to write as...

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Suzanne Masri

Melbourne born and raised, Suzanne is an editor, holds a Diploma of Journalism,  and is in her second year of her Bachelor of Arts degree,...

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Jayme Constandino

Jayme is in her fourth and final year of studying Communications & Media Studies with a minor of Creative Writing at Swinburne...

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Savannah White

Savannah is in her third year of studying Professional writing and editing, minoring in creative writing and literature. She is a dog...

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Jeremy C. North

Jeremy C. North is a Melbourne-based writer of horror fiction, melodrama and poetry. He sparked a renewed passion for creative writing...

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Samuel Williams

Sam is 30 years old and currently lives in Noosa Heads, Queensland. He teaches English and Drama at a secondary school and has previously...

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Madeleine Reid

Madeleine is a Melbourne girl in her final year at Swinburne University doing a double degree in Business and Arts. Her majors are...

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