I’m really excited to be part of this wonderful series of workshops put on by the City of Charles Sturt Library.
From 19th April to 10th May Sunday afternoons at the West Lakes Library will be set aside for all things writerly!
It’s all free, so why not come along?
Please make sure you book.
This quote is from the intriguing story, ‘The Beholders’ by Sean Williams.
The countdown to the launch of Breaking Beauty has begun! To give you a taste of the beautiful stories to come, we have created a small sample per week to be posted on our Facebook page until the big day on Friday 7 November.
Don’t forget to book your spot at the Adelaide party: email@example.com
BOOK LAUNCH INVITATION
a short story collection by twenty-seven brilliant writers
Katherine Arguile Lesley Beasley Gillian Britton Rebekah Clarkson Jessica Clements Katherine Doube Annabel Evitts Ruby Ewens Matthew Gabriel Corrie Hosking Rosemary Jackson Melanie Kinsman Stefan Laszczuk Jo Lennan Gay Lynch Mary Lynn Mather Amy T. Matthews Rachael Mead Lilliana Rose Bernadette Smith Anna Solding Reg Taylor Heather Taylor Johnson Lynette Washington Bryan Whalen Sean Williams Kimberley Zeneth
Edited by Lynette Washington
Esteemed author Sharon Kernot will launch Breaking Beauty at The SA Writers’ Centre, Second Floor, 187 Rundle St, Adelaide Friday 7 November 2014, 6.30pm for a 7pm start
Please join us for a beautiful celebration of stories.
Please RSVP to Anna Solding 0400 047 426 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Wed 5 November
for catering purposes
Here it is!
What do you think? I love it and I hope you do too.
I think it’s striking. And memorable. We wanted something that would jump off the bookshop shelf and straight into your hands as you thought to yourself, “Oh yeah, I really need to read that book!”
Kim Lock is the talented designer who fulfilled our vague and erratic design briefs over and over again, until we were all happy with the cover. Check her website out – she’s also a superb writer and the author of Peace, Love and Khaki Socks.
I’m also thrilled to announce that Professor Brian Castro has written a stunning Introduction for the collection. My mind was blown when I read it. It’s pretty special.
Join us for the launch of Breaking Beauty 6:30pm, Friday 7th November at the South Australian Writers Centre.
It’s been a while since I posted about the beauty anthology. I have been busily working with the writers to get the manuscript polished and shipshape. And it’s looking pretty amazing. Just as I had hoped, the writers took the theme of ‘beauty’ and cracked it open, looking at the underside of the idea and the fact that beauty cannot exist without it’s companion and alter ego – ugliness.
And so from that came the name of the anthology: Breaking Beauty. It seemed to fit.
The stories we have collected together in Breaking Beauty are remarkable. Diverse. Beautiful. Frightening. Illuminating. Funny. Heartbreaking. Sweet.
And now, finally, I can announce the names of the writers who have made this collection such a good read:
Mary Lynn Mather
Amy T. Matthews
28 stories in all, every one of them a gem. (Bryan Whalen’s work shook me up so much I had to include two of his stories).
Now, exciting news! We will be launching Breaking Beauty at 6:30pm Friday 7th November at the South Australian Writers Centre. We hope to see you there.
Stay tuned…we have a stunning cover being designed – I can’t wait to show it to you soon!