Monday, June 18, 2012

Genre Mash Up

Honestly, I should know better.

Having no sooner recovered from the 24 Hour Book stress, I'm sitting here scratching my head and coming up with a Genre Mash Up pitch for the New South Wales Writers Centre.

What is a Genre Mash Up? Well may you ask.

I think it's an excuse to get together and have a giggle at some of the NSW Writers Centre's tutors as they stray far - FAR - from their comfort zone. It's purported to be all about the launch of the second half of the Writing Program for NSW Writers Centre, but I see right through that.

Here's what's going to happen:
Authors will pitch a book idea totally out of their genre - you might hear a sci-fi writer pitching an office romance novel, a non-fiction author write a fraudulent fantasy or a crime author pen a cookbook for kids.

The victims participants include myself, James Roy -  author of the young adult novels Full Moon Racing, Anonymity Jones, Town and City;  Bem le Hunte - bestselling author of There, Where The Pepper Goes and The Seduction of Silence and Pat Grant - author of the critically acclaimed graphic novel Blue.

Audience members are also going to be invited to pitch, baby, pitch. We'll pull two genres out of a hat, and watch them mash.

So if you think this sounds like fun come along to Shearers in Leichhardt on Wednesday 20th June at 7pm.

FREE ENTRY. Refreshments and nibblies provided.

Bookings are essential. Please email to book your place.

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