New centre for literacy in Melbourne: 100 Story Building

I was excited to learn that a new centre for literacy will soon be launched in Melbourne, called 100 Story Building. The centre and its programs are the brainchild of Jenna Williams, Lachlann Carter and Jess Tran. Williams and Carter previously formed the publishing project for young writers, Pigeon Letters, in which Tran was also … Continue reading New centre for literacy in Melbourne: 100 Story Building

Melbourne launch of the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature

The Red Rotunda at the Cowen Gallery at the State Library of Victoria is filled with silver-haired literary giants, and a young woman enters, sweaty and carrying two bags (she has walked from work). She sees a couple of familiar faces but is too intimidated to talk to them. She clasps a glass of champagne and … Continue reading Melbourne launch of the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature

Other People's Favourite Books – Troy Martin on Tim Winton's Cloudstreet

Tell us a little about yourself and what you do. Hi, I'm Troy, a high school English teacher, frustrated writer, all round book nerd. Being an ‘English' teacher means more than grammar or literacy, but literature, blogs, picture books, websites, cultural studies and much more... I have been teaching in the NSW public education system … Continue reading Other People's Favourite Books – Troy Martin on Tim Winton's Cloudstreet