Little Fictions is on again on the 9th March, 2015 at the Knox St Bar Chippendale. The usual line-up of great authors, great actors, a great crowd and good food and winde from the boys at the food truck and bar.
This month, Lauren Hamilton Neill is reading an extract from Pam Newton’s spooky tale of The Local, the pub at the mouth of a valley that sees city slickers come and leave faster than the publican can wash glasses. You will never consider a tree change after hearing this story. from the Great Unknown. Lauren is also reading Clare McHugh’s Briefly, a truly funny piece on the brief Small Wonders authors were given to write short pieces. Will crack you up. Tim McGarry is reading the spine chilling Croc by Pierz Newton John. Pierz's story is informed by his time as a psychotherapist working with jail inmates, and Tim is also reading the beautiful reflective 800 word piece by Charles D'Anastasi called Madame Bovary about a man sitting in a poetry reading and reflecting back on that famous tragic story, Eleni Schumacher is reading from Jen Craig's about-to-be-released book, Panthers and the Museum of Fire. Be among the first to hear from this rivetting new book and she is reading a short piece by Richard Holt, the man behind Flashing the Square at Melbourne Writers Festival, called The Swimmer. Cait Harris is reading one serious piece, an extract from Jane Skelton's Cradle Arms of Strangers and will give us another of her delightful comic pieces reading Mary Manning's Customer Care. And Alex Williams is reading an extract from Alec Patric's The Rattler, a chapter called The Rogue Tram about a man and his hairdresser plus Jo Langdon's Pause, a reflective piece on children and the influence of their father.
A wonderful night of entertainment, camaraderie and laughter. Come along, bring your friends and have a laugh, scare yourself silly, listening to some of the best short pieces by Australian authors.