This from Neil Boyack, via SPUNC:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org