The Slow Canoe

Overland’s epublishing debut, Women’s Work, was launched in March to a delightful critical response. As Sophie Cunningham said in her launch speech, the stories in this ‘finely wrought’ collection of five short stories by new writers are worth reading over and over again. A steal at $5.95: if you haven’t already made this wise investment, I firmly encourage you to do so now.

Three of the writers from Women’s Work will be reading for The Slow Canoe on 7pm Friday 15 June the Schoolhouse Studios (97 Nicholson Street, Abbotsford). The Slow Canoe is a delicious literary evening – an ‘informal night, in the company of cheap drinks’ – where good writers (Kate Holden, Steve Amsterdam, Michael Meehan and Jessica Au, to name a few) come to read their work and share the stories of others, all for $5 entry.

I’ll be there, as will Women’s Work’s Georgina Luck, Helen Addison-Smith and Cheryl Adam. Join us.

Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places.

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Clare Strahan is a two-time novelist with Allen & Unwin publishers, long-ago contributing editor to Overland, and teaches in the RMIT Professional Writing & Editing Associate Degree.

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