Posted by kluster on September 7, 2009
Being the word nerd that I am, the prospect of attending an event like the Melbourne Writers Festival foments my enthusiasm. There’s no mistaking that this is the preeminent such festival in this country. It stands to reason; the city was recently elevated to the loft heights of an UNESCO City of Literature.
It seemed a little antithetic (for a little Australian girl) that the most inspiring event was Spotlight on US Publishing Scene. Still, this was undeniably the case. Insightful is the most appropriate adjective that can be used to describe the panel that featured The Believer editor Heidi Julavitz, Melville House publisher Dennis Loy Johnson and Tin House editor Rob Spillman. There was little doom and gloom here; more of a contagious excitement about the doors currently being opened to small-scale independent publishers.
Posted by kluster on August 21, 2009
Kluster Magazine :: Issue VI, The Writers’ Issue
Editor-In-Chief, Kat Hartmann talks to McSweeney’s Senior Editor, Eli Horowitz. Melbourne artist/author Shaun Tan shares thoughts on his art. We explore the ancient art form, typography, with New-York based Mike Perry. Time Out Sydney Editor, Dan Rookwood, explores the lost art of love letter writing and Elmo Keep attempts to decipher her motivation for music journalism.
There's also a spattering of up-coming writers; Bill Cotter, Reif Larsen, Shady Cosgrove and Eleanor Catton, some stunning Henry & June Miller inspired fashion pages and some insight into the Australian/Vogel Literary Awards.
And more, more, more.