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.
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.
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