The Batemans Bay Writers Festival program has just been released – see the full program here. A great line up of writers, poets, playwrights, musos, and researchers will be spending the long weekend in that beautiful part of the world – including: Julie Janson, Susan Wyndham, Linda Jaivin, James Bradley, Gabrielle Lord, Graeme Simsion, and Anne Buist. I’ll be joining Jeff Apter and Julia Prendergast to present a workshop on the joys and challenges of ‘creative research’; and will also be giving an author talk about the art, books, people, and politics that inspired my new novel The Floating Garden.
The festival was a sell out last year – hope to see you there!
Emma Ashmere’s short stories have appeared in The Age, Griffith Review, Spineless Wonders, Review of Australian Fiction, Sleepers Almanac, and on Brisbane billboards for #8wordstory. She was shortlisted for the 2018 Overland/NUW Fair Australia Prize, 2019 Newcastle Short Story Prize, and 2019 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. Her debut novel The Floating Garden was shortlisted for the 2016 Small Press Network MUBA prize. Her short story collection will be published by Wakefield Press in 2020.