We are very excited to announce our first series of the year - the Author/Editor Series, kicking off on the 18th of February and continuing throughout 2021. Join us for the first episode to hear author Mem Fox, and Jane Covernton, the original publisher of Possum Magic, talk about how this Australian classic came to be.
One of the most important, but unsung, creative collaborations in publishing is the one between writer and editor.
This online series examines this relationship from several angles - from the perspectives of emerging author to mid-career and mature author; from the context of genre fiction, literary fiction, non-fiction and poetry; from a variety of cultural backgrounds such as Indigenous writers and CALD artists.
Episodes will explore those issues that authors and editors encounter together - structure, character and voice, when to kill those darlings that every writer has, negotiating disagreement, when an editor knows what a writer is attempting before a writer knows themselves, when an editor can overstep, and finding what is core to the story.
Across 10 online episodes throughout 2021, we explore the unique author/editor dynamic with some extraordinary Australian artistic talent.
Single event: $15 ($10 Festival Friends members)
Season Pass - 10 events: $120 ($70 Festival Friends)
Get tickets and see the full program at our website