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» Friday High Five: American Slappers, $5 Million New Chair of Australian Literature
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America remakes The Slap

Thank you to Junkee for sharing the trailer for NBC’s American remake of Christos Tsiolkas’s The Slap, which replaces cricket with baseball, Jonathan Lapaglia (as Hector) with Peter Saarsgard, Essie Davis (as Anouk) with Uma Thurman … and Melissa George (as Rosie) … read more

» Working with Words: Brodie Lancaster
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Brodie Lancaster is a Melbourne-based editor and writer. She is a staff writer at Rookie and the founding editor of Filmme Fatales. Her writing has been featured in magazines, books and websites including New York Magazine, The Pitchfork Review, Jezebel and Smith Journal. During the… read more

» 'Frequently Terrifying!': On Writing Yourself into Your Performance Work
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In the lead-up to his upcoming season of Transgender Seeking… at this year’s Midsumma Festival, Writers Victoria asked queer and trans writer, performer and educator Sunny Drake for his tips on how to write yourself into your performance.

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Writers Victoria: What was the inspiration behind t… read more

» Poetry vs Grindr: On Writing Love Poems to Boys
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In the lead-up to his Midsumma writing workshop on Writing Love Poems to Boys, Writers Victoria interviews Castlemaine poet Terry Jaensch about the power of the love poem.

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Writers Vic: Is love poetry really better than Grindr?

Terry Jaensch: It depends what you’re after. But if you want… read more

» Picturing Paris: Mike Shuttleworth Reports
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Mike Shuttleworth visited Paris last year to attend the Salon du livre et de la presse jeunesse, one of the best children’s book festivals in the world. He reports back to share the experience – and some of the books he encountered there.

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From vengeful rabbits to playing with guns, the… read more


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