Geeks! My latest published piece is an essay on Ghostbusters, in Geek Mook, to be launched at Bella Union bar, Trade's Hall, on 13 July. See the invite on Facebook. Pretty sure I'll be dressed up and reading a snippet from my essay, so do come along and ask me if you can please see the storage facility Mr Venkman. … Continue reading Geek Mook launch; Killings interview
Recorded during the event 'See What I'm Talking About', Overload Poetry Festival 2009. Response to Andrew Watson's photograph (in background). Video by my lovely sister Sonja Meyer. Here's a review of the whole event by Simonne Michelle Wells on the Overland blog.
Pictured: The Fictitious Woman readers at the Dig Cafe: Eleanor Marney, Zoe Dattner (behind, who chaired), Carmel Bird, Cate Kennedy, Tiggy Johnson, Janet Barker, Josephine Rowe and moi. The inaugural Newstead Short Story Tattoo took place 15 to 17 May 2009. We gathered, we listened, we absorbed, we read, we learnt, we escaped, we were … Continue reading Newstead Short Story Tattoo
I have been asked a few times lately what's happening with this novel manuscript, as people know I'm also working on a new one. Well lit-lovelies, here's the juice. I'm restructuring, rewriting, adding, subtracting, overhauling Smoke & Dancing this long weekend. This is the story so far, in point form (because my brain is mush after the first … Continue reading So what's happening with Smoke & Dancing?
This is an extract from my short story 'Birds', published in Wet Ink issue 14, just out. I share the pages with such wonderful writers as Ryan O'Neill, Michelle Cahill, Matthew Condon (who is interviewed) and others I've yet to get to know better (but soon will!) Buy a copy or subscribe here. for Sonja ... … Continue reading 'Birds' – an extract
Chris Currie has pulled back the curtain and revealed our names alongside our stories after his 'Sneaky Celebrity Writers Month' on Furious Horses in February. Krissy Kneen was the one who guessed the most correctly and won a grand Obama-themed prize. Lucky thing! Here is my story 'Velocity'. Also - Krissy is herself having guest writer contributors on … Continue reading Revealed!
Here is an extract from my piece in The Death Mook, being launched tomorrow night at Dante's in Fitzroy, Vic. Buy it here. In the full piece I discuss Sylvia Plath, Susanna Kaysen, and Elizabeth Wurtzel (in that order). As I'll be reading the Sylvia Plath section tomorrow night, I'm reproducing the introduction and the middle section … Continue reading Express or Die? The Sensidictory Artist – an extract