Elwood Writers on the Radio

Elwood Writers ‘Adelaide’ stories will re-air in late December on Vision Australia Radio (VAR). While not definite, we believe they will feature on Thursday 29 December. VAR's Cover to Cover.(CTC) program is showcasing its 'best of ...' from Boxing Day 2022 until 6 January 2023. Elwood Writers feature-program has something for everybody: poetry, sci-fi, dream-fiction … Continue reading Elwood Writers on the Radio

The Interface between Memoir and Fiction

At the launch of Every Second Tuesday, author Lee Kofman observed that certain of the Elwood Writers stories in the anthology exhibited a ‘fascinating’ interface between memoir and fiction. This reflects, I believe, a growing field of writers who are mixing the two genres. Blending them, however, can be a challenge. Debate rages about where … Continue reading The Interface between Memoir and Fiction


I have always loved America. The United States of America, that is. From the moment Huck Finn sailed down the Mississippi with the runaway slave, Jim, I was sold. I loved the English classics, but for me American novelists like Mark Twain and F. Scott Fitzgerald drove the story forward. Their novels – the one … Continue reading America

Broken Rules and Other Stories, update — Barry Lee Thompson

Barry's book Broken Rules will be released by Transit Lounge on 1st September. Barry is a friend and colleague from Elwood Writers and this is his first collection of short stories. Some early reviews have appeared. There’s a write-up in Westerly, here, and one from The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, here. The book’s release … Continue reading Broken Rules and Other Stories, update — Barry Lee Thompson