Seven writers, seven stories, 24 hours, one theme. From 6pm tonight, these young Canberra writers will be given a theme, and at 6pm tomorrow, they’ll read whatever they’ve written the night before on stage at LaDeDa’s 3rd Birthday. The Night Before will run from 6-7pm, entry is free, and you can expect words from the likes of:

Ashley-Thompson-020-344x500Ashley Thomson
Ashley Thomson is a freelance writer and editor living in Canberra, Australia. He worked as Editor-in-Chief of BMA Magazine from 2012 to early 2014 and is a regular panellist on Scissors Paper Pen’s local book review event ‘The Same Page’. His essays on the art of music journalism and life writ large have been published via numerous blogs and journals.

Follow Ashley on Twitter: @aabthom
or check out his other writing at Swimming with Elephants


Farz Edraki
Farz Edraki is a radio producer and small press publisher. You can tweet at her in English and Farsi (although she can’t guarantee she’ll understand any tricky words) at @farzedraki or @rippublishing

CamillaCamilla Patini

Camilla Patini studies English Lit and History at the ANU. She occasionally writes book reviews and opinion pieces for Lip Magazine and Woroni. She is one of two Bloggers in Residence at the ACT Writers Centre. Post-structuralism turns her on no end.

imageShelley Mulherin

Shelley Mulherin is lawyer at DibbsBarker. She studied law and professional writing at UC.  She love love loves poetry – the reading of it, the writing of it and sometimes the saying of it…out loud. Shelley writes occasionally for Ethos (a local legal journal) and is currently writing an article for an Insolvency Law journal. The dog is a super-anxious german shepherd who hates hates hates thunderstorms and aggressively objects to water coming out of the hose.

mymugNathan Smale

Nathan Smale is a Canberra based writer whose writing seems only to succeed when he takes the piss out of himself. He is interested in fiction though most of his work is largely autobiographical.

IsabellaIsabella Edquist

If Angela Carter, Haruki Murakami and Diana Wynne Jones had a kitten, Isabella would hope to be in on that action. In 2014 she was a Papercuts reviewer for SPP, ran away to Rhode Island for a spell, and finished her Master of Anthropology. When she’s not dreaming of writing and writing up her dreams, she works in an audiovisual archive and lives in a green bower with two flatmates, two pandas and a hundred pot-plants.

IMG-20141203-WA0001Varisht Gossain (read by Adelaide Rief)

Varisht Gosain is a Canberra based slam poet and writer. He wishes he could write about dancing. Photo courtesy of Adam Thomas 2013


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