Living Library: loans now open!

Do you have a burning question about the art of being a writer? At our Living Library you can borrow one of our real life “books” for a 10-minute mini-mentorship session to discuss issues you face in your writing practice. We have chosen four writers who cover different corners of the writing world, so there should be something for everyone!

If you already have a ticket purchased for the Emerging Writers’ Festival you can email us to book a place. Simply email [email protected] with your name and which book you wish to borrow. You must have already booked a ticket to the festival, which you can do so here.

Be quick as spaces are strictly limited!

The “books” available for lending are:

11 – 11.50am

Andre Dao: Editing, Rewriting & Submitting
Andre Dao is the editor of the Emerging Writers’ Festival publication The Emerging Writer and the editor-in-chief of Right Now (, a human rights media organisation.

12 – 12.50pm

Pat Grant: Visual Storytelling & Self Publishing

Pat Grant is a cartoonist writer and zine maker. He has recently completed a graphic novel called Blue, which is part autobiography part science fiction.

2.10 – 3pm

Astrid Lorange: Poetry & Publishing
Astrid Lorange is a poet, teacher, editor and book indexer from Sydney. Her books include Eating and Speaking and Minor Dog, which were both published in 2011.

3.10 – 4pm

Lee Tran Lam: Blogging, Podcasting & Radio

Lee Tran Lam is the host of Australian music show Local Fidelity on FBi 94.5FM and writes the popular food blog The Unberable Lightness of Being, for which she has also recently started a podcast.

The Emerging Writers’ Festival will take place on Saturday 3 November. You can buy tickets to the festival by visiting our Products page, or by calling the NSW Writers’ Centre on (02) 9555 9757.


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