Published 4 November 2008 · Main Posts Newstead Short Story Tattoo admin This from Neil Boyack, via SPUNC: Just thought I’d give you an update regarding the only short story festival in Australia, The Newstead Short Story Tattoo. This is an event that will celebrate the short story in many of it’s forms, and it will be held in Newstead, Victoria during May 2009. I am looking for writers, storytellers, orators to contribute to this extremely unique event. There will be a section where stories will be told around the fire! Some themed events throughout the Tattoo are Sleazy Stories (with live Burlesque performance), Crime at the Courthouse, Hemingway & Hunting (the stories of sport), as well as many other events which have an open theme. Flash fiction is to be encouraged, as is the traditional format not forgetting the cutting edge. I will have more detail when the final program is sorted, but at this point your wonderful network has a unique opportunity to somehow be a part of the only short story festival in the country. Spaces will fill fast. At this point, interested writers, performers, orators should send some work (a story) and a bio direct to me (email). There have been some big names thrown around (traditional Aussie writers) thus far…not confirmed by any stretch. These people will definitely pull a crowd, although I am keen to showcase new storytellers to this crowd. Writers with a good understanding and command of the SS form. Regards Neil Boyack Newstead Short Story Tattoo Inc. PO BOX 26 Newstead, Vic, 3462 email@example.com admin More by admin Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 25 May 202326 May 2023 · Main Posts The ‘Chinese question’ and colonial capitalism in New Gold Mountain Christy Tan SBS’s New Gold Mountain sets out to recover the history of the Gold Rush from the marginalised perspective of Chinese settlers but instead reinforces the erasure of Indigenous sovereignty. Although celebrated for its multilingual script and diverse representation, the mini-TV series ignores how the settlement of Chinese migrants and their recruitment into colonial capitalism consolidates the ongoing displacement of First Nations peoples. First published in Overland Issue 228 15 February 202322 February 2023 · Main Posts Self-translation and bilingual writing as a transnational writer in the age of machine translation Ouyang Yu To cut a long story short, it all boils down to the need to go as far away from oneself as possible before one realizes another need to come back to reclaim what has been lost in the process while tying the knot of the opposite ends and merging them into a new transformation.