Melbourne is known as a City of Literature. The city hosts north of fifty writers festivals, with new ones cropping up every year. Melbourne is home to a plethora of literary journals and Indie bookstores. Writing competitions have become a sport for those who would rather flex a biro than a bicep. These opportunities provide a springboard for locals to expose their work – a tapestry of tales that enrich the nation.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that Melbourne is the literary capital of Australia. Isn’t that how it goes? Au contraire: many a folk from the mother country have the impression Sydney is the best place to get published – that it is the cultural and literary hub of the country. Yes, we Melburnians know … Continue reading Melbourne, City of Books