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Speculating Futures and Bending Genres
Code: SR4  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Fiction
Monday, May 14 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed (see details)
Carrington Hotel, Katoomba, 15-47 Katoomba Street, Katoomba Venue & Transport Info
Claire Corbett, Steven Amsterdam, Kim Westwood
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Join three talented Varuna alumni who, in the face of a rapidly changing world, are creatively reimagining our futures and challenging traditional literary genres: Steven Amsterdam What the Family Needed, Claire Corbett When We Have Wings and Kim Westwood The Courier’s New Bicycle.

Presented with Varuna, The Writers’ House.

Monday 14 May all-day pass $60/$50
Monday & Tuesday 2-day pass $90 (no concession)
Single Sessions (unless otherwise indicated): $15

Claire Corbett (Australian)

Claire Corbett was born in Canada and has worked in film and government policy. She has had essays and stories broadcast on Radio National and published in a range of publications. She was a finalist in The Independent Young Writer of the Year awards in 1991, completed a master’s in writing at UTS in 1997 and was awarded a Varuna mentorship in 2000. When We Have Wings is her first novel. Claire currently lives with her husband, son and daughter in the Blue Mountains.

Steven Amsterdam (Australian)

Steven Amsterdam is a palliative care nurse and a writer. His first book, Things We Didn't See Coming, won The Age Book of the Year and was
longlisted for The Guardian First Book Award. What the Family Needed is his second novel.

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Kim Westwood (Australian)

Kim’s short stories have been chosen for anthologies in Australia and the USA, and for ABC Radio broadcast. She is the winner of an Aurealis Award and the Judges’ Prize at the 2011 Scarlet Stiletto Awards. Kim is the recipient of a Varuna Retreat Fellowship for her first novel, The Daughters of Moab. Her second novel, The Courier’s New Bicycle, is “a disturbingly credible and darkly noir post-cyberpunk tale”.