The Micro-Program

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Top L-R: Cher Tan, Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen. Bottom L-R: Khalid Warsame, Mel Campbell.

Join a host of impressive panellists, including Cher Tan, Khalid Warsame and Mel Campbell for Editing Micro-Fest’s centrepiece panel. In The Panel: Editors and Writers, we’ll dig into this central creative (and sometimes destructive!) relationship to discover what works and what needs to change about the writer/editor bond. Moderated by writer and critic Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen.

Date: Friday, 13 November 2020

Time: 7pm AEST

Editing Critical Writing with Jinghua Qian

Join prolific writer Jinghua Qian in a workshop to discuss the intricacies of editing critical writing – everything from what makes a good review to how to prepare a critical work for publication.

Date: Saturday, 14 November 2020

Time: 12pm AEST

Jinghua Qian. Photo: Kong Tin Jun

The Action Edit with Mel Campbell

Join freelance editor and author Mel Campbell for a workshop on cohesion, coherence and action in editing. Put some punch back into your prose with Mel!

Date: Saturday, 14 November 2020

Time: 2pm AEST

Mel Campbell. Photo: supplied.

Editing Fiction with Khalid Warsame

Join writer, editor and arts worker Khalid Warsame in a workshop on editing fiction for submissions, publication and pleasure.

Date: Saturday, 14 November 2020

Time: 4pm AEST

Khalid Warsame. Photo: Leah Jing.

Elena Gomez. Photo: Amelia J Dowd

Poet and editor Elena Gomez will speak for the Editing Micro-Festival’s Keynote Address on the future of editing in the literary sector and the meaning of change in our community.

Date: Saturday, 14 November 2020

Time: 6.30pm AEST

Editing YA with Alison Evans

Join award-winning author Alison Evans for a discussion on the wonder of young adult writing and editing. Alison will talk plot, character and how to kill those darlings to ready your YA manuscript for submission.

Date: Sunday, 15 November 2020

Time: 12pm AEST

Alison Evans. Photo: supplied.

The Online Essay with Hella Ibrahim

Join Djed Press’s Editorial Director Hella Lewya for a workshop on editing a searing online essay for submission and publication.

Date: Sunday, 15 November 2020

Time: 2pm AEST

Hella Lewya. Photo: Husny Thalib.

Query and Answer with Matilda Dixon-Smith

Join writer, editor and casual academic Matilda Dixon-Smith for a Q&A about all things editorial convention. We’ll spend a whole hour answering your trickiest, most niggly queries on grammar and punctuation! To submit a query for Query and Answer, just head to the Contact Page and fill in the form.

Date: Sunday, 15 November 2020

Time: 4pm AEST

Matilda Dixon-Smith. Photo: Robert Alexander Smith.

13–15 November 2020. For all writers and editors.

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