Melbourne’s Emerging Writers’ Festival gets underway later this week. The agenda features a mind-boggling array of writers, editors, publishers and other literary types.
This year, the Festival includes a series of panels on genre writing. Young adult, speculative fiction, romance and crime are all going to get a going over.
And guess who’s got a slot on the crime fiction panel on Thursday, June 2?
Yes, I’m going to be one of the three panel members. I’m the emerging writer (go team!).
Also on the panel is Jarad Henry, policy advisor to the Victorian police by day and author of two books, the most recent of which is the 2008 novel Blood Sunset.
The third person is veteran crime writer, Kerry Greenwood. Greenwood is the author of approximately fifty books, including the well-known series featuring the female sleuth, Phryne Fisher.
I’m sure it will be a great discussion so come along.
This is going to be my first literary panel and I have to admit I’m a little nervous, especially given the experience of my co-panelists. Carmel has asked me to send her my thoughts about being an emerging author. Hmm, I’m going to have to think about that. Any aspiring or emerging writers reading this post who’ve got ideas about what I should say, are encouraged to drop me a line.
The panel will kick off at 6pm on June 2, at the Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale Street. Tickets to the panel can be purchased here.
The Emerging Writers’ Festival runs from May 26 – June 5. The full program is available here.