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KYD Literary Trivia is back!

To celebrate the release of Kill Your Darlings Issue 24 and the start of another big year for KYD, we’re throwing one of our legendary Literary Trivia Nights. Read more »

Kill Your Darlings First Book Club:
How to host a murder

Why are we so fascinated by true crime books? What does that say about our culture and society? And what attracts writers to this grim genre? The Kill Your Darlings First Book Club, which promotes the debut titles of Australian authors, has chosen Martin McKenzie-Murray’s A Murder Without Motive (Scribe) as its first book of 2016. Read more »

Event: Meet Helen Ellis, Virginia Reeves and Fiona McFarlane

Together with our friends at Readings, we’re thrilled to offer an evening of wicked humour, featuring three wildly witty women straight from Perth Writers Festival. Read more »

Preparing Your Work for Publication: A KYD Writers’ Workshop with Hannah Kent and Rebecca Starford

This day-long workshop is designed to explain the importance of rewriting, and will teach efficient techniques and approaches to redrafting your work-in-progress to make it shine. Read more »

Structure: A KYD Writers’ Workshop with Hannah Kent and Rebecca Starford

This day-long workshop will introduce a variety of strategies that can be used to create the framework that will best serve your plot and characters, as well as teach techniques to successfully pace and organise the sequence of events in your work. Read more »

Writing Character and Plot: A KYD Writers’ Workshop with Hannah Kent and Rebecca Starford

This day-long workshop will introduce a variety of strategies that can be used to create well-developed, complex characters as well as teach techniques and approaches to developing a compelling, engaging and original storyline. Read more »

So You Want To Write: A KYD Writers’ Workshop with Hannah Kent and Rebecca Starford

This day-long workshop is designed for those who wish to write seriously, but may be having difficulties in beginning or maintaining a focused creative writing practice. Read more »

The Readings Prize Shortlist Showdown: Sam Twyford-Moore defends Arms Race

At our recent Readings Prize Shortlist Showdown event, six writers gave a speech in defence of the book they believed most deserves to win the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction. Writer Sam Twyford-Moore spoke in praise of Nic Low’s short story collection Arms Race. Read more »

The Readings Prize Shortlist Showdown: Alison Huber defends The Other Side of the World

At our recent Readings Prize Shortlist Showdown event, six writers gave a speech in defence of the book they believed most deserves to win the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction. Readings Head Book Buyer Alison Huber spoke in praise of Stephanie Bishop’s novel The Other Side of the World. Read more »

The Readings Prize Shortlist Showdown: Chris Gordon defends Last Day in the Dynamite Factory

At our recent Readings Prize Shortlist Showdown event, six writers gave a speech in defence of the book they believed most deserves to win the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction. Readings Events Manager Chris Gordon spoke in praise of Annah Faulkner’s novel Last Day in the Dynamite Factory. Read more »