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New spec fic festival announces headliners Kaufman, Kristoff and Canavan

The creators of the Morning Bell literary podcast have announced a new festival focusing on speculative fiction and ‘the craft of writing’.

The Speculate Literary Festival will run on Saturday 28 April in Melbourne, and aims to ‘help writers spark new ideas and find support from people who share their passion for speculative fiction’.

The inaugural program includes writers Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, as well as Trudi Canavan, Michael Pryor and Alison Goodman.

Sessions on the day will cover topics such as the origins and evolution of the fantasy genre, character development in role-playing games, language, and the possibilities (and limitations) of setting in storytelling.

Established in 2014, the Morning Bell is a literary podcast ‘dedicated to exploring all forms of the writing industry’. The podcast team established the festival in order to offer writers ‘the chance to experience the same great conversations, engaging topics, and honest insights into the world of writing and publishing live’.

For more information about the festival, and to see the full program, see the Speculate website.


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