Recurring Amnesia

Cher Tan

New Critic: As the internet becomes more and more overwhelming, retaining information feels increasingly difficult. Events are broadcast, digested, forgotten and repeated ever faster. What does this say about human memory? Is it possible to circumvent this feedback loop?

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Announcing the KYD School Writing Prize

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Introducing a new award designed to develop, mentor, edit and publish the work of two writers from Australian secondary schools. Entries open 23 April! 


First Book Club

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Our March pick is Sam George-Allen’s Witches: What Women Do Together, a long-overdue celebration of the power and pleasure of women working with other women.

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KYD Unpublished Manuscript award now open!

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Short Fiction with A.S. Patrić: A KYD Writers Workshop (Melbourne)

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