Broken Rules and Other Stories | Transit Lounge, September 2020

From Barry’s website, news of the forthcoming release of his book Broken Rules and Other Stories. We’re all looking forward to it!

Barry Lee Thompson

From derelict industrial districts, to a lonely highway diner, to the faded charm of a British seaside resort, these are stories of growing up marginalised and living in working-class England and Australia.

There are just over two months to go now until the release of Broken Rules and Other Stories (Transit Lounge). A new title for a new season. I’m looking forward to it. Why not check out the details at the Transit Lounge website, here. If it looks like it might be your cup of tea, I’d love you to add it to your September reading list.

The book is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, and by Varuna, the National Writers’ House.

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Winter

Here in the room, the fire crackles, and in the distance, the clatter of the roller-coaster.

So This Is Winter, Jennifer Bryce

In our corner of the southern hemisphere the weather is turning colder and the nights are drawing in. And so, a year on from its first broadcast, our special wintry edition of Cover to Cover has been scheduled to hit the Vision Australia Radio airwaves again on 10 & 12 July.

We hope you’ll be able to join us, wherever you are, and whatever your season. We’ll provide listening information closer to the broadcast date. In the meantime, stay safe and sound.

St Kilda Historical Society Short Story Competition

From Jennifer’s website, details of a new short-story competition she’s involved in:

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I’m involved in setting up an excellent new short story competition to bejudged by local Melbourne writer Lee Kofman https://leekofman.com.au/   The competition celebrates the 50th anniversary of the St Kilda Historical Society, but it isn’t necessary to be a resident of St Kilda to enter and the story doesn’t have to be historical — just some link to St Kilda. There is no entrance fee and there are good prizes: first prize in the open section is $1000 with prizes of $500 and $250 for second and third places. There is also a junior section with a first prize of $500 and $250 and $100 for second and third places. Full information is at https://stkildahistory.org.au/news-and-events/coming-events/item/348-short-story-competition

The competition closes on 7th August.

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