Deborah Abela on Writing for Kids

Before Deborah Abela joins us to teach Writing for Kids in October, she tells us about her popular Max Remy series, how working in television can teach you about being a writer, and her work with Room to Read. The Max Remy series now consists of ten books – a...

Lives of the Dead by Jane Skelton

“When he was gone, I felt like we were set adrift.  The world was so big and scary, and there was no-one there to protect us.” This line from ‘The Cradle Arms of Strangers’, the fifth story in this collection of ten by Western Sydney-based writer Jane Skelton, neatly...

Robyn Ferrell Talks Creative Non-Fiction

Dr Robyn Ferrell is the author of several books of philosophy and creative writing and is Honorary Associate Professor in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney. In the lead-up to her The Art of Truth course, we pick her brain about...

Barry Divola Talks Short Stories

Barry Divola loves short stories so much that he wants you to write them. That’s why he’s running a course called Jumpstart, to get your creativity flowing and give your story writing a kick in the pants. The author of Nineteen Seventysomething (Affirm...