Fiction News


Read an E-book week starts March 5th (5pm AEDT) and ends March 11th.

A great chance to find free and reduced prices on great self-published books from new and established authors.

To all members of our TAT family, readers and contributors, who celebrate Diwali..

We wish you Safety, Good Health, Happiness, Prosperity and Good Fortune.

May they all be with you in the coming year.


Are you a writer, or part of a literature organisation in regional Victoria?

Regional Arts Victoria and City of Literature are partnering to present two literature events in October.

The forum will be a one day networking event where you will have the opportunity to hear from artists and arts workers working in the field. Speakers from across the state will include festivals and writers sharing their stories of success and challenge.

In this one day event you will:

  • Meet and connect with other writers and literary programmers from across the state
  • Hear inspiring stories from people that have successfully set up literary festivals and groups
  • Hear from writers about the challenges and opportunities they face when working in regional Victoria

Forum Details
Date: Thursday 20 October 2016
Venue: The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne
Time: 10.00am–4.00pm
Cost: FREE but bookings are essential. A light lunch will be provided
RSVP: to Lucy Hamilton or (03) 9644 1813 by Monday 17 October.
Please specify any dietary or access requirements

Speakers include:

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Embark on a Delicious Celebration of the Senses

The future will look rosy, sparkling, sun-dappled and everything in between as the 3rd annual Wine & Cheese Fest firmly plants its roots back in Williamstown and returns to Seaworks on Sunday 23 October from 11am-6pm.

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Over 60 fine quality wine, cheese and gourmet food providores will be showcasing their artisinal products accompanied by live music entertainment, DJs and stunning views of the city and seascape. From wheels of fine cheeses and savoury sauces, to home-style pastries, pickled preserves, smoked and cured meats, luscious desserts and of course a huge array of wine, ciders and beers for all palates, the Wine & Cheese Fest is a tantalizing feast for the tastebuds.

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Where: Belgrave Library, Reynolds Lane, Belgrave, Vic.

When: Thursday April 16th, 1pm.

Danielle will be speaking about her background, education, inspiration, and the themes and stories of each of her published books.

Her most recent book is – Blom – A Woman’s Journey to Individuation – A novel in verse

Blom, meaning flower in German, is the incredible story of a woman who channels philosophies and music of legendary thinkers and musicians, in a subconscious language heard only in dreams.

As told through poetic form, a woman receives psychic communications, with a subconscious understanding and knowledge of German. The poetic form adds a musicality and lyricism to the novel, and evokes the symbolic quality of dreams.

The novel begins at a séance in the early 1900s, attended by Swiss psychoanalyst Carl Jung, where his cousin Helene Prieswerk as medium, summons the spirits of the dead.

Author’s background:
The author’s background includes a Master of Arts in Writing and Literature, and books available in libraries throughout Australia, including a psychological thriller novel, Blood for St Valentine, Ellipse – a collection of poetry, short fiction, Raiders of the Headland and other stories, the children’s novel, The Orphan of Botany Bay, and the thesis, Psychological Reflections on Post-Modernist Gothic Literature.

This year the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne is turning five!

Located in Melbourne, the Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas is a hub for Victoria’s literary community. It is right next to the State Library of Victoria, and home to literary organisations like the Victorian Writers’ Centre, Melbourne Writers Festival, Emerging Writers’ Festival, Express Media, and Australian Poetry.

To celebrate their birthday, the Centre is throwing a series of Galas. The next is on Saturday – ‘On Five. A Gala Night of Storytelling.’
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Sydney author Justin Sheedy, whose work has featured in TAT Fiction Magazine, is set to launch his latest book Memoirs of a Go-Go Dancer this Saturday, 6th December.

The long-awaited sequel to his first book Goodbye Crackernight, Memoirs of a Go-Go Dancer is a ‘comic portrait of growing up in 1980s Australia’, and follows Justin through his teenage years – the terrible 80s fashions, playing rock and roll, marching against nuclear madness, and his first job out of school: becoming a go-go dancer.

Justin is also the author of warmly-received historical war novels Nor the Years Condemn and Ghosts of the Empire. In 2010, he was invited to appear at the Byron Bay Writers’ Festival.

Justin will be signing copies of Memoirs this Saturday from 10am at Berkelouw Books in Leichhardt, NSW.

His books are also available through Amazon, Dymocks and Berkelouw Books nationwide, and orderable via your local bookstore.

Also appearing: Saturday 20th December at Dymocks Chatswood NSW, 10am onwards.

November marks the start of NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month (1st – 30th November).
If you’ve had an idea for the novel floating around, now’s the perfect time to set it to paper!
There’ll be write-ins taking place across the country.
For more information, head to
• Nov 8th: Emerging Writers’ Festival Roadshow, NSW Writers’ Centre at Callan Park, Rozelle NSW
• Nov 15th: Toowoomba Writer’s Festival, QLD
• Nov 24th – 30th: Clare Writer’s Festival, South Australia
• Festival of Australian Children’s Literature, Canberra, ACT.

Toowoomba Wordsmiths and Fellowship of Australian writers is accepting submission for:

Inaugural Literary Prize

Entries open 1 May and close 31 July, 2014.

Winning entries will be included in an anthology published by the Fellowship of Australian Writers.

Non-winning entries may also be chosen for publication.

Submit up to 3 works

Entry fee $5.00 per work submitted.

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