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Emerging Writers Festival Picks

The Emerging Writers Festival will take place in Melbourne, from the 14th-23rd of June. Founding editor Yen-Rong Wong and art director Rachel Ang will both be there, as well as a slew of issue 1 contributors. Here are some of our picks! (There are many, many more – we’d list the whole program if we could.) Nuanced Voices Jonno  ...

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Review

Little Paradise

Set in Melbourne and Shanghai during World War II, Little Paradise by Gabrielle Wang is a historical fiction novel, inspired by the true story of the author’s parents. The book begins with a young Chinese-Australian girl, Mirabel, meeting a soothsayer with her mother after she’d expressed the desire to change her name from her  ...

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Top 5 Reads of 2016

It is the time of the year for a seemingly never-ending number of “best of” lists, and we are joining the party! These are mine (I only have three because I spent most of the year reading for my thesis) and I’ve asked some of my friends for their suggestions as well. In no particular order: Portable Curiosities – Julie  ...

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Stationery Corner

A Diary and a Pen

Edition 1 of Stationery Corner kicks off with a review of Pilot: A Diary for Writers, and the Online Best Writer College fountain pen. I was introduced to the Pilot diary by one of my Twitter friends, and after taking advantage of the handy pre-order function, it arrived in my letterbox late last week. The front and back covers are sturdy, and  ...

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