16 January 200916 January 2009 Main Posts launch of Sleepers Almanac No Five Jeff Sparrow If you’re in Melbourne, you might want to attend the launch of Sleepers Almanac No Five. Sleepers has become a Melbourne institution and its events are always rambunctious affairs. Overland‘s Kalinda Ashton has a story in this year’s almanac (and I’m sure the rest of it’s good, too). Details below: Launch of the latest Sleepers Almanac To kick-start the year, the Sleepers Almanac No. 5 is hot off the press and ready to be celebrated. Melburnians, please come along to: Date: Thursday the 12th of February Time: From 6pm till 8pm Place: At the Trades Hall Bar on the corner of Lygon and Victoria Streets, Carlton – now enter via Lygon Street. This year’s Almanac is an absolute treat, with stories by Eleanor Elliott Thomas, Virginia Peters and Patrick Cullen, amongst many other riches, and including cartoons from the excellent Oslo Davis and the brilliant Andrew Weldon. It’s our fifth and we’ve hit our stride; and as we’ve aged, we’ve also upped the font size! At the launch, there will be readings, shenanigans, and a chance to meet many of the authors. will be available on the night; and in all good bookstores after February 1st for RRP $24.95. ‘Sleepers continues to work a crucial nerve in Australian writing.’ – Nam Le We salute Arts Victoria and the Australia Council This year’s Almanac was funded by the Australia Council and Arts Victoria; both organisations have continued to give emerging authors their support in countless ways like this. Jeff Sparrow Jeff Sparrow is a Walkley Award-winning writer, broadcaster and former editor of Overland. More by Jeff Sparrow 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 24 February 202317 March 2023 Main Posts Final Results of the 2022 Judith Wright Poetry Prize Editorial Team Overland, the judges and the Malcolm Robertson Foundation are thrilled to announce the final results of the 2022 Judith Wright Poetry Prize. First published in Overland Issue 228 24 February 202317 March 2023 Main Posts Final Results of the 2022 Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize Editorial Team Overland, the judges and the Malcolm Robertson Foundation are thrilled to announce the final results of the 2022 Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize.