How does a young writer start their writing career? This week, Stephanie interviews Creative Writing alumna and talented writer Claire Catacouzinos about historical fiction, the impact of her Greek heritage, and her journey as a writer. Claire gives such helpful tips about managing a writing career that this episode is a must for any aspiring young writers out there.
Claire's website: https://clairecatacouzinos.wordpress.com/
The Life of a Creative Mind: A Discussion with Associate Professor Marcelle Freiman
One of the perks of working in an English department is getting to work alongside writers. This week, Stephanie and Michelle are joined by Associate Professor Marcelle Freiman to discuss Marcelle's writing life. They discuss her youth in South Africa, migration to the UK and Australia, her career as a poet, and the life of a creative mind.
Marcelle's profile: https://mq.edu.au/about_us/faculties_and_departments/faculty_of_arts/department_of_english/staff/associate_professor_marcelle_freiman
White Lines: https://www.hybridpublishers.com.au/product/white-lines-vertical/
Monkey's Wedding: https://www.amazon.com/Monkeys-wedding-Marcelle-Freiman/dp/0909771545
Cordite profile: http://cordite.org.au/author/marcellefreiman/
Mascara profile: http://mascarareview.com/marcelle-freiman/
Poems in TEXT: http://www.textjournal.com.au/april17/freiman_poetry.htm
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that you need not have an excuse to pod about Pride and Prejudice
Do we really need an excuse to talk about Pride and Prejudice? Stephanie is joined by Dr Lee O'Brien and Dr Geoff Payne to talk about everybody's favourite novel and gush about the enduring genius of Jane Austen.
Jane Austen Society of Australia: https://jasa.com.au/
Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA): http://www.jasna.org/
The Cambridge Companion to Pride and Prejudice: https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/cambridge-companion-to-pride-and-prejudice/37C671C59C3374DF034AF498A06727CE
Happily Ever After: Celebrating Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice: https://susannahfullerton.com.au/happily-ever-after-reviews/
200 years of Pride and Prejudice book cover design: https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2013/01/pride-and-prejudice-200th-anniversary-covers/318349/
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXfbQAimgtbk4RAUHtIAUww
In a year of big Romantic anniversaries, Percy Bysshe Shelley's "Ozymandias" celebrates 200 years since its publication on 11 January 2018. To celebrate, Stephanie is joined by Dr Geoff Payne to discuss the poem, Percy Shelley, his scandalous life, and the time somebody tried to assassinate him.
Text of "Ozymandias": https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/46565/ozymandias
The Keats-Shelley Association of America: https://k-saa.org/
The Keats-Shelley Memorial Association: http://www.keats-shelley.co.uk/
Best Books of 2017
What were your best books of 2017? This week, Stephanie and Michelle contemplate their year in reading.
All Grown Up: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30971707-all-grown-up
The Animators: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30090925-the-animators
Freemans: The Future of New Writing: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/freemans-the-future-of-new-writing-9781925603071
The Power: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29751398-the-power
The End of Eddie: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35713605-the-end-of-eddie