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A podcast about the first time you...publish a book.

One part reality show, one part writers’ master class. Debut novelists Katherine Collette and Kate Mildenhall get practical advice from Australian writers on all the firsts: agents, editors, social media, reviews and if you need to get your nails done to match your book cover. And Kate makes Katherine spill the beans on all her feels in the lead up to the September launch of Katherine’s debut novel, The Helpline.

The First Time podcast is supported by partners RMIT University, Writers Victoria and ACT Writers Centre.

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A podcast about the first time you...publish a book.

One part reality show, one part writers’ master class. Debut novelists Katherine Collette and Kate Mildenhall get practical advice from Australian writers on all the firsts: agents, editors, social media, reviews and if you need to get your nails done to match your book cover. And Kate makes Katherine spill the beans on all her feels in the lead up to the September launch of Katherine’s debut novel, The Helpline.

The First Time podcast is supported by partners RMIT University, Writers Victoria and ACT Writers Centre.

    Conversations with Friends #17: Justine Sless and Noe Harsel

    Conversations with Friends #17: Justine Sless and Noe Harsel

    This episode of Conversations with Friends is with Justine Sless and Noe Harsel.  

    Check out show notes for this episode on our website www.thefirsttimepodcast.com (http://www.thefirsttimepodcast.com/) or get in touch via Twitter or Instagram @thefirsttimepod.

    The Conversations with Friends series is supported by the City of Melbourne COVID-19 Arts Grants. 

    • 44 min
    Our Pity Party & Zana Fraillon on young readers, leaving breadcrumbs & stardust

    Our Pity Party & Zana Fraillon on young readers, leaving breadcrumbs & stardust

    We indulge ourselves with a whinge about lockdown life in Melbourne, but endeavour to leave you on a high with some excellent news!

    Then Kate speaks with award winning writer Zana Fraillon in a blissful face to face discussion (for the brief moment that was allowed!). They discuss feeling like you've 'fluked it', writing what burns and the creative process in Zana's backyard studio where she has most recently written The Lost Soul Atlas.

    We know you'll understand that this episode has a different quality of audio than you are used to from us. Eventually we'll get back to studio sound, but until then forgive us the odd crackle!

     

    Check out show notes for this episode on our website www.thefirsttimepodcast.com (http://www.thefirsttimepodcast.com/) or get in touch via Twitter or Instagram @thefirsttimepod.

     

    Don't forget you can support us and the making of Season Three via our Patreon page https://www.patreon.com/user/overview?u=14470635! Thanks for joining us!

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Conversations with Friends #16: Bronwyn Birdsall and Sheree Strange

    Conversations with Friends #16: Bronwyn Birdsall and Sheree Strange

    This episode of Conversations with Friends #16 is with Bronwyn Birdsall and Sheree Strange.

    Check out show notes for this episode on our website www.thefirsttimepodcast.com (http://www.thefirsttimepodcast.com/) or get in touch via Twitter or Instagram @thefirsttimepod.

    The Conversations with Friends series is supported by the City of Melbourne COVID-19 Arts Grants. 

    • 38 min
    Warm Winter Words #3: Michael Veitch

    Warm Winter Words #3: Michael Veitch

    This is a special episode brought to you in collaboration with the Apollo Bay Word Fest (https://www.apollobaywordfest.com/) for their Warm Winter Words event. This interview with Michael Veitch is the final of three linked interviews, after conversations with Lucy Treloar and Michael Veitch.

    In this conversation, Kate and Michael talk tales of the high seas, interviewing wisdom, life in the Arts during a pandemic and his latest book, Hellship.

    The Warm Winter Words event at Apollo Bay Word Fest is supported by Writers Victoria (https://writersvictoria.org.au/) and the Grace Marion Wilson Trust.

    • 50 min
    Warm Winter Words #2: Lucy Treloar

    Warm Winter Words #2: Lucy Treloar

    This is a special episode brought to you in collaboration with the Apollo Bay Word Fest (https://www.apollobaywordfest.com/) for their Warm Winter Words event. This interview with Lucy Treloar is the second of three linked interviews, the first with Tony Birch and the final with Michael Veitch.

    In this conversation, Kate and Lucy discuss the inspiration in watery places, writing the past and the future and Lucy's latest novel, Wolfe Island.

    The Warm Winter Words event at Apollo Bay Word Fest is supported by Writers Victoria (https://writersvictoria.org.au/) and the Grace Marion Wilson Trust.

    • 44 min
    Warm Winter Words #1: Tony Birch

    Warm Winter Words #1: Tony Birch

    This is a special episode brought to you in collaboration with the Apollo Bay Word Fest (https://www.apollobaywordfest.com/) for their Warm Winter Words event. This interview with Tony Birch is the first of three linked interviews, followed by conversations with Lucy Treloar and Michael Veitch.

    In this conversation, Kate and Tony discuss storytelling, the power of place, powerful Aboriginal women and his latest novel The White Girl.

    The Warm Winter Words event at Apollo Bay Word Fest is supported by Writers Victoria (https://writersvictoria.org.au/) and the Grace Marion Wilson Trust.

    • 1 hr

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