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.

1.30–1.45 Kill Your Darlings team Meet 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.
2–2.15 Mel Campbell & Anthony Morris Binge-reading: discussing the tastiness of True Blood and The Wire
2.30–2.45 Perminder Sachdev Sachdev, author of The Yipping Tiger, discusses whether neuroscience negates the concept of free will.
3–3.15 Benjamin Law & Michaela McGuire The Art of Humour Writing: Benjamin Law and Michaela McGuire will discuss humour writing.
3.30–3.45 Robyn Archer Archer, the Artistic Director of The Light in Winter and the Creative Director of the upcoming Centenary of Canberra, discusses her latest book, Detritus.


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