The new episode of the Kill Your Darlings Podcast is the bumper Festival Edition. Spring is the prime season for a smorgasbord of arts, writing, film and fashion festivals in Melbourne and around Australia, and we’ve got something for every festival fiend.

In this episode, we speak to acclaimed author and guest of the Melbourne Writers’ Festival Meg Wolitzer about her recent novel The Interestings, and her forthcoming YA debut Belzhar. We also speak to another MWF guest – Lorelei Vashti is the author of Dress, Memory: A memoir of my twenties in dresses. Lorelei discusses the process of sculpting the most plot-driven version of her life, and the dresses she just can’t forget. Brodie Lancaster, editor of film and feminism-focused zine Filmme Fatales shares her top five picks for films which screened at the 2014 Melbourne International Film Festival. We also chat with Penny Modra about the brand new writers’ and event space The Good Copy, a ‘newsagent for writers’ which supports the (un)glamourous writers’ lifestyle.

Curious about Brodie’s film recommendations? We Are the Best and Boyhood are both currently showing in selected cinemas, and you can read our review of Boyhood here.
And see here for more on Lorelei Vashti, Dress, Memory, and the rise of twenty-something memoir.

Produced by Meaghan Dew