Northcote High School Event

This Thursday I will be talking on a panel alongside Stella Prize-winning Clare Wright, Tony Birch, Omar Musa and Simonne Howell at Northcote High School. The event, part of an inaugural Literary Talkfest for Northcote H.S., will be a discussion on 'Writing Women', and promises to be a wonderful night.

Funds raised will be used to support Northcote's Green Team and Feminist Collective, and there will be some excellent door prizes too.

WHERE: Northcote High School, St George's Rd, Northcote VIC 3070.

WHEN: Thursday 7 May 2015.

HOW MUCH: Tickets are $20 or $12 concession. SOLD OUT.

Melbourne Writers' Festival's 30 Under 30

This year, to celebrate their 30th anniversary, Melbourne Writers' Festival is celebrating '30 Under 30', an initiative that seeks to promote 30 of Melbourne's writers, editors, bloggers, illustrators and songwriters aged 30 and under.

I am both thrilled and grateful to be one of these 30.

As part of this fantastic campaign, the 30 under 30 will be featuring in events throughout the 2015 Melbourne Writers' Festival between 20 and 30 August, but will also - with your support - be attending additional literary and writers' festivals elsewhere in Australia and overseas. It's a fantastic opportunity for all of us to showcase our work as young Australian writers, and to continue to develop our skills and careers.

In order to visit literary festivals in places as far and wide as Edinburgh, Poland, Singapore and Ubud, we're asking for your support through MWF's 30 Under 30 Pozible Campaign. Donations over $2 are tax deductable, and there are some wonderful rewards to be had, including double passes to MWF, exclusive party invitations, personalised thank yous and official acknowledgement of your support on the MWF website.

More informations can be found HERE.

The 30 Under 30 are...

ADOLFO ARANJUEZ • METRO EDITOR • WRITER 
CAMERON BAKER • ZINE MAKER • 100 STORY BUILDING 
DANIELLE BINKS • YA WRITER • REVIEWER • ALPHA READER 
BROEDE CARMODY • JOURNALIST • EDITOR 
ROBERT F. COLEMAN • WRITER • EDITOR 
ANDRE DAO • FICTION & NON-FICTION WRITER • RIGHT NOW INC 
ALIA GABRES • POET • STORYTELLER 
MINNA GILLIGAN • ILLUSTRATOR • BLOGGER 
DECLAN GREENE • PLAYWRIGHT • SISTERS GRIMM 
REBECCA HARKINS-CROSS • WRITER • JOURNALIST • ART CRITIC 
ERIK JENSEN • AUTHOR • EDITOR • THE SATURDAY PAPER 
HANNAH KENT • NOVELIST • PUBLISHER
TRENT KUSTERS • GAMES DESIGNER • WRITER • FREEPLAY 
BRODIE LANCASTER • EDITOR • WRITER • ROOKIE • THE GOOD COPY 
MICHAELA MCGUIRE • AUTHOR • COLUMNIST • WOMEN OF LETTERS 
AMY MIDDLETON • WRITER • EDITOR • ARCHER MAG 
ALLYSE NEAR • NOVELIST 
ALEXANDRA NEILL • COMIC • BLOGGER • NATIONAL YOUNG WRITERS' FESTIVAL 
KIRA PURU • SONGWRITER 
BHAKTHI PUVANENTHIRAN • DEPUTY ARTS EDITOR • THE AGE 
LUKE RYAN • COMEDIAN • WRITER • MEMOIRIST 
ELLENA SAVAGE • WRITER • EDITOR • CRITIC • THE LIFTED BROW 
VERONICA SULLIVAN • WRITER • EDITOR • KILL YOUR DARLINGS 
GILLIAN TERZIS • WRITER • HISTORY • POLITICS • CULTURE 
BILLIE TUMARKIN • WRITER • BIRDEE 
LOURIS VAN DE GEER • PLAYWRIGHT • DRAMATURG 
STEPHANIE VAN SCHILT • EDITOR • COLUMNIST • THE REREADERS 
SAM WALLMAN • CARTOONIST • COMICS JOURNALIST 
LAURA WOOLLETT • NOVELIST 
JESSICA YU • EDITOR • SHORT STORIES • POET • BETA NARRATIVES