In light of our March Salon next week, we thought it would be a good time to have a look at some of the literary news and happenings over the past month, and also share some of our favourite reads from the past few weeks.
- On Wednesday 8 March, International Women’s Day, the 2017 Stella Prize shortlist was announced! Here is the list:
Between a Wolf and a Dog by Georgia Blain
The Hate Race by Maxine Beneba Clarke
Poum and Alexandre by Catherine de Saint Phalle
An Isolated Incident by Emily Maguire
The Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose
Dying: A Memoir by Cory Taylor
- WOW – Woman of the World Festival – will be kicking off this weekend on the 23-25th of March
- Not a single female author was selected for Australian Book Review’s Gender Fellowship. However, submissions for the fellowship have been reopened.
- Black Inc. will be publishing Writers on Writers, a groundbreaking collaboration between Black Inc., the University of Melbourne and the State Library of Victoria. In a series of six short books, each author will reflect on another Australian writer who has inspired and influenced them.
- ‘Ironic Sexism: The Male Gaze of Hipster Spaces’ by Emma Pitman in the Lifted Brow
- Less is More: On burnout in the arts industry’ by Samantha Forge in Kill Your Darlings
- My Feminism by Maxine Beneba Clarke in The Victorian Woman’s Trust
- Climate Change, Recognition and Social Place-Making by Tony Birch in the Sydney Review of Books
- What Happens When You Tell Somebody Else’s Story? by Alexis Wright in Meanjin
- Seeking welcome while Australian by Cher Tan in Overland
- Starving Artist Podcast, created by the incredible Honour Eastly, is ‘a podcast about art, money, and how to combine those things.’ Launching on March 31st!
See you next week on Tuesday the 28th, 6pm at Beer Deleuxe, Federation Square. We’ll be in the table near the atrium!