The Writer and the Critic: Episode 23

The latest episode of our podcast is now available for direct download and streaming from the website or via subscription from iTunes. Feedback is most welcome! This month brings the first fresh recording of The Writer and the Critic since the massiveĀ  pre-record-a-thon back in June. Yours hosts, Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond, welcome themselves … Continue reading The Writer and the Critic: Episode 23

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I Love the Smell of New Books in the Morning

Oh! Oh! Oh! Look what lovely, lovely things arrived in the mail today: That's Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth AND Poet's Cottage by Josephine Pennicott AND To Spin a Darker Stair edited by Tehani Wessley which contains stories by Catherynne M Valente and Faith Mudge, as well as beautiful illustrations by Kathleen Jennings. I am … Continue reading I Love the Smell of New Books in the Morning

Writerly Links

Kate Forsyth has written a beautiful account of her great-great-great-great-great-grandmother, Charlotte Waring, who migrated from England to the Australian colonies as a young woman and who would later go on to write the first children's book to be published in Australia. Kate talks about the mysteries of creativity and how a small, brown pebble plucked … Continue reading Writerly Links