Episodes

Conversations with Friends: Justine Sless and Noe Harsel

This episode of Conversations with Friends is with Justine Sless and Noe Harsel. https://audioboom.com/posts/7651224-conversations-with-friends-17-justine-sless-and-noe-harsel Noe Harsel  Noè Harsel has worked for over 15 years in the not-for-profit arts and culture space as a communications and development consultant. She is currently the Chair of Writers Victoria, host of Live Write, an online writers’ group, and co-creator … Continue reading Conversations with Friends: Justine Sless and Noe Harsel

Our Pity Party & Zana Fraillon on young readers, leaving breadcrumbs & stardust

Because we are pretty sure you'll excuse us, being in the middle of the Melbourne lockdown, this week we have a bit of a whinge about the little things that are getting on our goat. And despite being a tiny bit crushed that she won't be frequenting book stores and getting squishy with readers, Kate … Continue reading Our Pity Party & Zana Fraillon on young readers, leaving breadcrumbs & stardust

Conversations with Friends #16: Bronwyn Birdsall and Sheree Strange

This episode of Conversations with Friends is with Sheree Strange & Bronwyn Birdsall. https://audioboom.com/posts/7645199-conversations-with-friends-16-bronwyn-birdsall-and-sheree-strange Bronwyn Birdsall Bronwyn Birdsall (above) is a writer and digital marketing specialist. SWEET TROUBLE is her first novel and has been selected for numerous work-in-development programs. Bronwyn’s writing centres around contemporary life – finding meaning in the everyday, and the rich … Continue reading Conversations with Friends #16: Bronwyn Birdsall and Sheree Strange

Warm Winter Words #3: Michael Veitch

This is a special episode brought to you in collaboration with the Apollo Bay Word Fest and their Warm Winter Words event that usually takes place in the Mechanics Hall at Apollo Bay on a Sunday afternoon in July surrounded by the bookish community. We encourage listeners to sit back and enjoy these interviews as … Continue reading Warm Winter Words #3: Michael Veitch

Conversations with Friends #15: Lauren Draper and Susan White

This episode of Conversations with Friends is with authors and writing group buddies Lauren Draper and Susan White. https://audioboom.com/posts/7639732-conversations-with-friends-15-lauren-draper-and-susan-white Lauren Draper Lauren (above) is a writer based in Melbourne. Her contemporary young adult novel, The Museum of Broken Things, was shortlisted in the 2020 Text Prize and will be published by Text Publishing in 2022. … Continue reading Conversations with Friends #15: Lauren Draper and Susan White

Lockdown 2.0 & Kate Grenville on rejection, generosity & rules for editing

Oh, Melbourne, here we are again in Lockdown 2.0. We try and look on the bright side and discuss what we enjoyed about our first lockdown and what, if anything we're going to do differently second time around. Kate is heading into The Word Cave with Sarah Sentilles this coming week in an attempt to … Continue reading Lockdown 2.0 & Kate Grenville on rejection, generosity & rules for editing

Conversations with Friends #14: McKinley Valentine and Angus Hervey

This episode of Conversations with Friends is with McKinley Valentine and Angus Hervey. https://audioboom.com/posts/7634460-conversations-with-friends-14-mckinley-valentine-and-angus-hervey McKinley Valentine McKinley Valentine (above) is newsletter-maker and newsletter-evangelist. She makes The Whippet, a collection of interesting bits of history and science, personal digressions, and unsolicited advice. She's also an emerging fantasy writer – her short fiction has been published in … Continue reading Conversations with Friends #14: McKinley Valentine and Angus Hervey

CWF#13: Gabriel Bergmoser and Damian Robb

This episode of Conversations with Friends is with Gabriel Bergmoser and Damian Robb. https://audioboom.com/posts/7628816-conversations-with-friends-13-gabriel-bergmoser-and-damian-robb Damian Robb Damian Robb (above) writes words for screen and paper. In 2014 he completed a Masters in screenwriting at the Victorian College of the Arts, and has since worked for a number of production companies to develop stories and ideas. … Continue reading CWF#13: Gabriel Bergmoser and Damian Robb