F*ck COVID! – ACT Writers online initiative

1.30pm to 5pm Saturday 28 August 2021 (two sessions) via Zoom
Both sessions facilitated by Nigel Featherstone
Free event but donations greatly appreciated to assist in paying the participating writers

‘The COVID-19 shut-downs across the country are causing considerable disruptions to writing events: festivals have been postponed or cancelled, bookshops are not able to offer events, and writers aren’t able to attend even small-scale panel discussions or give masterclasses.

F*CK COVID! is ACT Writers’ way of supporting primarily debut Australian writers who are trying to navigate these precarious times.’

Session 1: Hard Truths/Risky Fiction with Mark Brandi and Irma Gold

Session 2:  Past-Present –  new adventures in non-fiction with Shu-Ling Chua and Sneha Lees.

Mark, Shu-Ling and Sneha are alumni from ACT Writers’ flagship program HARDCOPY, which ran from 2014 to 2019 thanks to funding from the Australia Council for the Arts. Irma participated in the program as a manuscript selector and panelist.

Harry Hartog ANU is the participating bookstore.