Nina Carter Hey pals, 2016, am I right? 2016 has been a year. And I have been lost in so many ways. But, when I arrived home from NYWF2016, my copy of ‘Nerve’ was waiting for me, reliable as always. On the Monday night, I opened up the familiar cover of Voiceworks and prepped myself […]
Shu-Ling Chua, ACT I remember being aware of Night Games by Anna Krien when it was published in 2013. The conversation it sparked around sex, power and privilege in Australia’s sporting culture flickered in my periphery; I was just beginning to discover sex, let alone the concept of consent. Night Games follows the rape trial […]
In a culture that tells young writers what they do doesn’t matter and isn’t valued, Voiceworks provides a safe space—a rebel base, a radiation-free zone, a rogue space station. We hear your voice, and it does matter.
Tim McGuire Contrary to the ninth grade insults lobbed at me from across the change room of my old high school, I’ve never been a little girl. I’ve also never been to Naples, nor have I lived in the sixties, but Elena Ferrante has the power to make me forget these things about myself. This […]
Clare Millar So after winning the Kill Your Darlings trivia night, my pick to take home was Their Brilliant Careers by Ryan O’Neill. It was a tough choice of what my pick from the team’s prize would be, but this book was too intriguing to ignore. I don’t normally l read a book straight away […]
Ellen Cregan, VIC I was lucky enough to get an advance reading copy of Tiffany McDaniel’s debut novel, ‘The Summer that Melted Everything’, through work. This is a harrowing novel. I savoured nearly every line, but at the same time, had a terrible feeling in my gut. I would almost describe TSTME as a mash-up […]
Clare Millar The Hatred of Poetry by Ben Lerner may only be 90 or so pages but this is a really engaging read. I haven’t read anything by Ben Lerner before, so his style was very new to me. The Hatred of Poetry is an essay that explores different attitudes to poetry. It analyses why […]
This month, the Ed Comm have been reading gems from their home states. Ellen Cregan, VIC Sometimes, as a young writer living in Melbourne’s inner north, stories written about being young in Melbourne’s inner north can make me cringe a little. Reading about trams, fixies and beer gardens spurs a panic in me that […]