Published 17 August 20111 June 2012 · Main Posts Hope to see you there! Editorial team This is an open invitation to the launch of Overland 204, at the Melbourne Writers Festival at 2.30 pm on Saturday 27 August. Overland 204 is a special, extended edition. It contains Malalai Joya’s thoughts on why Australia must get out of Afghanistan, and John Martinkus’ account of being kidnapped by insurgents in Iraq and then denounced by shock jocks for surviving. Joya is also delivering a keynote at the MWF; she and Martinkus are speaking together on a special panel on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Other highlights of Overland 204 include Eve Vincent’s account of life in detention, Jessica Whyte’s review of the new radicalism in philosophy, Kirsten Tranter’s argument about the gender politics of China Mieville’s Embassytown, Peter Kirkpatrick’s assessment of Clive James as poet, Richard Seymour on the legacy of the war on terror and Andy Worthington on human rights after Guantánamo. There’s another graphical reworking of an early Overland story by Bruce Mutard; there’s John Kinsella’s memoir of rural life, and Emmett Stinson’s take on the perils and promise of self-publishing in digital media; there’s Ellena Savage’s argument about the politics of trauma and Jennifer Mills’ take on how to write about Aboriginal Australia. Plus there’s new fiction from Jacinda Woodhead, Charlotte Wood and Anthony Panegyres, and new poetry from Elizabeth Allen, Liam Ferney, Peter Rose, Luke Beesley, Jill Jones, John Leonard, Adam Formosa, Judy Durrant, Nathan Curnow, Ann Vickery and Brenda Saunders. The edition will be launched by Sophie Cunningham, the ex-editor of Meanjin and the author of, most recently, Melbourne. Sophie’s delivering one of the keynote addresses at the MWF, on feminism and writing today; with Overland 204, she provided editorial support for the CAL-Connections essay, a project intended to foreground writers from traditionally under-represented backgrounds. All welcome and there’s no need to book. Editorial team More by Editorial team › 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 10 November 202311 November 2023 · Subscriberthon 2023 On the final day of Subscriberthon, Overland’s most important members get to have their say Editorial Team BORIS A quick guide to another year of Overland, from your trusty feline, Boris. I liked the ginger cat story, though it made my human cry. I liked the talking cat, too, but I’m definitely in the “not wasting my time learning to talk” camp. But reading is good. And writing is fun, though it’s been challenging […] 1 First published in Overland Issue 228 9 November 20239 November 2023 · Subscriberthon 2023 On the second-last day of Subscriberthon, Overland’s co-chief editor Evelyn Araluen speaks truth to power Editorial Team To my friends and comrades, I’m not sure if there’s language to communicate how this last month has utterly changed me. This time a few weeks ago the busyness and chaos of bricolage arts and academic labour had so efficiently distracted me from my anxiety about the upcoming referendum that I forgot to prepare myself for its inevitable conclusion.