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See Kill Your Darlings at the Sydney Writers’ Festival!

The 2014 Sydney Writers’ Festival officially kicks off Monday 19th May. You can catch two members of the Kill Your Darlings team at the following events. Read more »

The Sydney Writers’ Festival at the Wheeler Centre: double passes up for grabs!

This competition has closed. Some of the biggest names at this year’s Sydney Writers’ Festival will be coming to Melbourne to take part in the Wheeler Centre’s eclectic new series, Ten Writers, Five Double-Bills. Luckily for us, the Wheeler Centre has very generously given Kill Your Darlings … Read more »

Over Here at SWF: Mandy Sayer, Elizabeth Stead and Mardi McConnochie on war-time Sydney

One of the things I love about writers’ festivals is the surprises – the authors you’ve never read and don’t know much about who unexpectedly captivate or intrigue you. I’ve had Elizabeth Stead’s novel, The Sparrows of Edward Street, on my bookshelves for months, but hadn’t yet … Read more »

The Count at SWF: on the representation of women writers in reviews, prizes and genre writing

I kicked off my Sydney Writers Festival with ‘The Count’, a session on the underrepresentation of women in Australia’s literary pages – and in the literary scene in general. It was chaired by Miles Franklin longlisted author Kirsten Tranter (The Legacy) and featured both The Australian literary … Read more »