Book Street Toorak are hosting an event for AusLit anthology Basics of Life with the three Melbourne contributors: George Ivanoff, Beau Hillier and Belinda Dorio.
George, Beau and Belinda will form a panel discussing the Basics of Life anthology and using short stories to kickstart a career writing fiction.
George is also author of the novel Gamers’ Quest and numerous children’s books. Beau is also editor of Melbourne-based Page Seventeen magazine, which showcases the work of emerging writers. Belinda also has a story in the recent AusLit anthology Australian Literature: A Snapshot in 10 Short Stories. Beau and Belinda are both on the Melbourne AusLit Writing Team, with a novel-length integrated collection of stories out before Christmas.
Steve Rossiter, Editor of The Australian Literature Review, will also be present (and willing to discuss writing opportunities with aspiring/emerging writers).
This is a great chance to meet up-and-coming local fiction writers at the forefront of innovative projects involving promising emerging writers as well as established novelists. This FREE event is also a great opportunity to meet three panelists appearing at the Continuum Convention June 10th-13th (George, Belinda and Steve) if you can’t make it to Continuum.
Thu June 9th, 4-5pm
Toorak Place Arcade
521 Toorak Rd
(about 2km straight down Toorak Rd from South Yarra train station)
FREE. Books are available for purchase and signing for $17.99.
Book your free place on firstname.lastname@example.org or 9826 5710. You can visit the event page on Facebook at
For more on the Basics of Life anthology, you can look at the line up of stories and authors at
and read about the national launch in Mackay with author SM Johnston at
Other previously published authors in Basics of Life include Sophie Masson (recent winner of the Patricia Wrightson Award in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards for her novel The Hunt for Ned Kelly) and JR McRae (aka JR Poulter).
The Australian Literature Review