Storycast in front of a live living-room audience just east of Adelaide.
Photo of Sam by Ben McGee
Tonight’s Storycast is a very special one. It will be performed live in front of an intimate audience of 25 (+ 2 cats) and features three writers reading their own stories, plus musical performances by choir Choral Grief.
Guest writer: Katherine Arguile
Born in Tokyo of a Japanese mother and English father, Katherine moved from Tokyo to Hong Kong to Singapore to Hamburg to Edinburgh to Cambridge before spending eighteen years in London. She is now settled in Adelaide’s beachside suburb of Semaphore with her husband and recently became Australian. She has had a small number of short stories published; won a Varuna Writing Fellowship and won first prize in London’s Momaya Press Short Story Prize. She has just completed her first novel, The Things She Owned.
When not writing, she works as a barista, strives to run ever-faster PBs and treats her cats like furry children.
Guest writer: Caroline Reid
Caroline began writing for theatre twenty years ago and her plays have been performed, published and broadcast. She’s interested in people, places, dreams, myth, words, art and music, the way it all synthesises to create multi-layered realities. In a fit of mid-life inspiration Caroline has returned to full-time study. She will graduate from The University of Adelaide in 2016 with a Masters in Philosophy (Creative Writing). Caroline blogs sporadically at carolinereidwrites.blogspot.com.au
Guest writer: Sky Harrison
Sky is editor of Aspire and Parade magazines and has worked extensively in magazine and book publishing for organisations such as News Ltd and Hardie Grant Media. She studied creative writing at Adelaide Uni and was a fiction editor for Wet Ink magazine, as well as for prose anthologies Emerge and Forked Tongues. She spends all of her spare time pursuing her love of writing novel-length fiction. Her latest manuscript is a genre-spanning tale that she initially resisted, but she’s found it more productive to obey her muse than fight him.
Guest choir: Choral Grief
Choral Grief sings sad songs. Established in 2011, the choir takes cathartic delight in combining maudlin ballads with silly costumes. Previous performances have ranged from festivals (St Jerome’s Laneway Festival and Moving Music) to Christmas carols and, surprisingly, weddings.