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Category Archives: Tony Birch


In defence of creative writing courses

The first time I walked into a creative writing class at the University of Melbourne, I was fifteen years old. As part of the Work Experience program at my high school, Year Ten students were required to seek out a workplace that would provide us with hands-on … Read more »

Going by the book in 2014

As January draws to a close, I suppose it’s finally time to accept that the holiday period is well and truly over (it takes some of us a little longer than others to acknowledge the rude and sudden resumption of Real Life). For booksellers, the reality generally … Read more »