First Friday Club with Astred Hicks

Our April First Friday club saw Program Officer, Ren Arcamone, sit down with freelance book designer Astred Hicks to discuss freelancing, graphic design, and the power of capturing stories in images. Hicks has worked with most of the publishers in Australia – and a...

Our Picks: Sydney Writers’ Festival

Julia Tsalis, Program Manager Interesting people talking about why they love reading and why they think its important, what’s not to love about that. Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Diaz, Stuart Kells (a book trade historian), Glory Edim (founder of the Well-Read Book...

Small Spaces by Sarah Epstein

If you are a fan of mysteries and thriller tales, then you are in for a treat with Sarah Epstein’s debut novel, Small Spaces. As an excellent young adult debut, its themes touch upon some serious topics that affect many of today’s teens. Childhood trauma, mental...

Giving texture to memory with Barbara Brooks

We spoke to Barbara Brooks ahead of her five-week course, Writing Memoir and Memories, about writing evocative memoir. What brought you to writing memoir? What draws writers to memoir might be having a story from life that won’t let you go, something that lodges...

April 2018

Each month, the Writing NSW staff share what we’ve been reading. On our bookshelves this month are Closing Down by Sally Abbott, Vanessa Berry’s Mirror Sydney, How I Rescued My Brain by David Roland, Pink Mountain on Locust Island by Jamie Marina Lau, A Safe...