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Join Ali and Emma as they listen to and then chat about a short-short story over their morning coffee.

Coffee Pod|cast Ali Morris and Emma Walsh

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Join Ali and Emma as they listen to and then chat about a short-short story over their morning coffee.

    Coffee Pod|cast Episode 41 Liebestod

    Coffee Pod|cast Episode 41 Liebestod

    Love in a feed store lost in down the rabbit-hole of time. In their final episode, Ali and Emma return to one of their favourite authors, Jon Steiner to discuss 'Liebostod' narrated by Joel Horwood. Leave your feedback on this episode or on the series generally at the Coffee Pod|cast Facebook page.



    'Liebestod' is published in Jon Steiner's debut collection, The Last Wilkie's and other stories (Spineless Wonders, 2016).



    About The Author



    Jon Steiner grew up in Washington, D.C. He went to Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, graduating in 1993 with a Bachelors Degree in Film. After a few years in Texas and a few years in New York City, he migrated to Australia in 2000. In 2008, he completed a Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing at the University of Technology Sydney. He lives in the Sydney suburb of Tempe with his wife and daughter.



    About The Actor



    Joel Horwood trained in Western Australia and since moving to Sydney has performed in a number of independent theatre productions. These include the devising and subsequent premiere of Decay by award-winning playwright Melissa Lee Speyer and the Australian premiere of Alice Birch's Many Moons with English theatre company Said&Done. Most recently Joel peformed the lead role of Ort Flack in the stage adaptation of Tim Winton's That Eye, The Sky.



    Credits



    Presenters: Ali Morris and Emma Walsh

    Producer: Bronwyn Mehan

    Theme music: James Seymour



    Coffee Pod|cast has been produced with the support of the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and we wish to also acknowledge the support of Little Fictions by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund and the City of Sydney Matching Grants program.

     

     

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    Coffee Pod|cast Episode 40 It Stretches Our Shape

    Coffee Pod|cast Episode 40 It Stretches Our Shape

    An evocative piece which stretches the imagination. In this episode, Ali and Emma discuss Tess Ridgway's 'It Stretches Our Shape' narrated by Sydney actor, Anni Finsterer. Let us know what you think, leave a comment of the Coffee Pod|cast Facebook page.



    'It Stretches Our Shape' is published in Shuffle an anthology of microlit edited by Cassandra Atherton.



    About the Author



    Tess Ridgway is currently completing a Masters of Research at Western Sydney University. She has been published in Otolith, the Griffith Review, Axon Journal and the Meniscus Literary Journal. Her work was performed at a Little Fictions night. She also facilitated a poetry group, Mutts.



    About the Actor



    Anni Finsterer is an actor, writer and director in theatre, film and television. Anni was awarded an AFI Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Television Drama for her performance in 3 Acts of Murder. Her feature film credits include The True Story of the Kelly Gang and Sweet Country. She has appeared in the TV shows Wentworth, Rake, Glitch, Underbelly Badness, City Homicide, All Saints and Love My Way. Her theatre credits include The Readers for Belvoir, In Real Life for Darlinghurst Theatre, Parramatta Girls for Parramatta Riverside, Poor Superman, The Threepenny Opera, Antony & Cleopatra, The Loaded Ute and The Women of Troy for the Sydney Theatre Company.



    Credits



    Presenters: Ali Morris and Emma Walsh

    Producer: Bronwyn Mehan

    Theme music: James Seymour



    Coffee Pod|cast has been produced with the support of the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and we wish to also acknowledge the support of Little Fictions by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund and the City of Sydney Matching Grants program.



     

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    Coffee Pod|cast Ep 39 Disturbance

    Coffee Pod|cast Ep 39 Disturbance

    This disturbing episode carries a domestic violence content warning. Ali and Emma discuss Susan McCreery's microfiction, 'Disturbance' narrated by Sydney actor, Alex Neal. Join the discussion about the role that literature can play in depicting this  pressing social issue on the Coffee Pod|cast Facebook page.



    'Disturbance' is published in Loopholes by Susan McCreery.



    About the Author



    Her poetry collection, Waiting for the Southerly, was published in 2012, and Commended in the Anne Elder Award for a first book of poetry. After the release of Waiting for the Southerly, Susan turned her attention back to prose, focusing initially on short fiction and microfiction, and now on a novel. Her collection of microfiction, Loopholes, was published in December 2016, and was a finalist in the Small Press Network’s Most Underrated Book Award (MUBA) of 2017.



    This Person Is Not That Person, a collection of short stories, was published in September 2019.



    About The Actor



    Alex graduated QUT Acting in 2017 before moving to Sydney where he is currently working in film and theatre. His film and TV credits include the Australian film Danger Close and ABCTV's Les Norton. Alex is a regular performer in Little Fictions Productions.



    Credits



    Presenters: Ali Morris and Emma Walsh

    Producer: Bronwyn Mehan

    Theme music: James Seymour



    Coffee Pod|cast has been produced with the support of the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and we wish to also acknowledge the support of Little Fictions by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund and the City of Sydney Matching Grants program.

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    Coffee Pod|cast Ep 38 Timeless Crones

    Coffee Pod|cast Ep 38 Timeless Crones

    Older women drinking sherry and behaving badly at funerals, weddings, parties, anything. In this episode, Ali and Emma discuss Elizabeth Hodgins' 'Timeless Crones' narrated by Ella Watson-Russell. They ask if you have any thoughts on some of the common tropes used to portray older women in mythology through to popular culture. Join the discussion on the Coffee Pod|cast Facebook page.



    'Timeless Crones' is published in the microlit anthology, Writing To The Edge.



    About the Author



    Elizabeth Hodgson is a Wiradjuri woman who lives in Wollongong on the New South Wales south coast. She was born in Wellington, New South Wales, but spent her childhood in a home for fair-skinned Aboriginal children in Sydney. She writes from the perspective of a fair-skinned Aboriginal woman with a dark-skinned father about the racism which has permeated her life. Her poetry collection, Skin Painting won the 2007 David Unaipon Award and is published by UQP.





    About the Actor



    Ella Watson-Russell has worked across Australia and internationally as an actor, theatre maker, producer and drama tutor. Her acting credits include work for Kings Cross Theatre, Queensland Theatre Company, Teatre Satu, Browns Mart, Darwin Theatre Company and La Mama. Ella presents Little Fiction On Air on 2RPH.



    Credits



    Presenters: Ali Morris and Emma Walsh

    Producer: Bronwyn Mehan

    Theme music: James Seymour



    Coffee Pod|cast has been produced with the support of the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and we wish to also acknowledge the support of Little Fictions by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund and the City of Sydney Matching Grants program.



     

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    Coffee Pod|cast Ep 37 Particles In My Body

    Coffee Pod|cast Ep 37 Particles In My Body

    A surrealist microstory which is either a horror story about animal cruelty, the nightmarish abuse of a stuffed toy or just a typical breakfast in a long-term relationship. You be the judge of Lou Swinn's 'Particles In My Body' narrated by Eleni Schumacher. Let Ali and Emma know what you think, drop by the Coffee Pod|cast Facebook page.



    'Particles In My Body' is published in the anthology, Escape edited by Bronwyn Mehan



    About The Author



    Louise Swinn is a writer, editor, publisher and reviewer. Her work appears regularly in the Age, the Australian and the Sydney Morning Herald. She was one of the founders of Sleepers Publishing, the Small Press Network and the Stella Prize.



    About The Actor



    Eleni Schumacher trained at Atlantic Acting School (NYC), has appeared on Foxtel’s A Place to Call Home and is due to appear in Black B*tch (ABC), as well as a schools tour for Echelon Productions in 2019. Eleni recently completed a tour across Australia, NZ and Hong Kong with Poetry In Action.



    Credits



    Presenters: Ali Morris and Emma Walsh

    Producer: Bronwyn Mehan

    Theme music: James Seymour



    Coffee Pod|cast has been produced with the support of the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and we wish to also acknowledge the support of Little Fictions by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund and the City of Sydney Matching Grants program.

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    Coffee Pod|cast Ep 36 Over Time

    Coffee Pod|cast Ep 36 Over Time

    Is he over his time here? Is he stuck in time? What happened in the life of this avid cyclist? What happened to the light? And why did Ali's feet suddenly start growing? In this episode of Coffee Pod|cast, Ali and Emma have a go at joining the dots in this short but deep microlit by Kim Waters, read by Eleni Schumacher. Let them know what you thought of Over Time on the Coffee Pod|cast Facebook page.



    'Over Time' is published in the microlit anthology, Time edited by Cassandra Atherton.



    About The Author



    Kim Waters lives in Melbourne where she works part-time and studies music and visual art. Her poems have been published in a number of Australian journals including Verge, Antithesis, Offset 16, Communion 5 and Tincture. 



    About The Actor



    Eleni Schumacher trained at Atlantic Acting School (NYC), has appeared on Foxtel's A Place to Call Home and is due to appear in Black B*tch (ABC), as well as a schools tour for Echelon Productions in 2019. Eleni recently completed a tour across Australia, NZ and Hong Kong with Poetry In Action.



    Credits



    Presenters: Ali Morris and Emma Walsh

    Producer: Bronwyn Mehan

    Theme music: James Seymour



    Coffee Pod|cast has been produced with the support of the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and we wish to also acknowledge the support of Little Fictions by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund and the City of Sydney Matching Grants program.

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