Kill Your Darlings is delighted to be part of Magazine at the Melbourne Writers Festival. This new, free event will see Australian literary journals and magazines, including Meanjin, Overland, The Big Issue and Ampersand, taking residence in the Magazine shipping container on the banks of the Yarra River. We know that MWF is usually is a pretty frantic time, what with the array of authors, panels and conversations on offer. So here’s the lowdown on what you can expect from us on Saturday 28 August, from 1:30 pm onwards on River Terrace. Please come on down – we’d love to see you.

1.30–1.45Kill Your Darlings teamMeet the Kill Your Darlings team: what we’re on about, what we’re passionate about and where we fit in the Australian literary scene. We’ll talk about out events calendar, future initiatives and plans for the print and online version of the publication. Hear about our blog, ‘Killings’, and how new and emerging writers can be published in Kill Your Darlings.
2–2.15Mel Campbell & Anthony MorrisBinge-reading: discussing the tastiness of True Blood and The Wire
2.30–2.45Perminder SachdevSachdev, author of The Yipping Tiger, discusses whether neuroscience negates the concept of free will.
3–3.15Benjamin Law & Michaela McGuireThe Art of Humour Writing: Benjamin Law and Michaela McGuire will discuss humour writing.
3.30–3.45Robyn ArcherArcher, the Artistic Director of The Light in Winter and the Creative Director of the upcoming Centenary of Canberra, discusses her latest book, Detritus.
4–4.15

4:30–4:45

Kill Your Darlings teamBite-size trivia: test your wits and your nerve at the KYD literary trivia taster and be rewarded with prizes.