Fanciful Fiction Auxiliary
Carody Culver + Lucas Stibbard + Maria Lewis + Pascalle Burton + Amie Kaufman + Neridah Waters + Jackie Ryan
Top Shelf Bar & Café
#About the event
Duration: 60 minutes
Unleash the camp diva within, as the Fanciful Fan Fiction Auxiliary curate a special evening of authors dressing up in gloriously outlandish costumes and sharing short stories that are so over-the-top bad, it's good.
Carody Culver is the incoming editor of Griffith Review. She's also been a contributing editor for Peppermint magazine and has written for Kill Your Darlings, The Toast, Books+Publishing, Archer and more. Her chapbook, The Morgue I Think The Deader It Gets, was published by Cordite in 2022, and she's been a featured Australian poet on the Best American Poetry blog.
Maria Lewis in the author of the Who's Afraid? series, which is published worldwide and currently being adapted for television by Hoodlum Entertainment. Previously seen on nightly news program The Feed on SBS, her work as a journalist has also appeared in the New York Post, Empire Magazine, Penthouse, The Daily Mail and many more. She's the host and producer of the Eff Yeah Film & Feminism podcast.
Pascalle Burton is a Meanjin-based experimental poet and performer with an interest in conceptual art and cultural theory. She also plays in the band The Stress of Leisure. Her collection About the Author is Dead is available through Cordite Books.
Amie Kaufman is a New York Times and internationally bestselling author of young adult fiction. Her multi-award winning work is slated for publication in 30 countries, and has been described as “a game-changer” (Shelf Awareness), “stylistically mesmerising” (Publishers Weekly) and “out-of-this-world awesome” (Kirkus). Her latest series, co-authored with Jay Kristoff, began in 2015 with the international bestseller Illuminae and continued with the international bestseller Gemina. Film rights have been acquired by Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment. The New York Times bestselling Starbound trilogy, co-authored with Meagan Spooner, began with These Broken Stars in 2013, and continued with This Shattered World and Their Fractured Light. Film rights have been acquired by Off The Grid and MGM. Raised in Australia and Ireland, Amie has degrees in history, literature, law and conflict resolution, and once got to work as a storytelling consultant at NASA. She lives in Melbourne with her husband, their rescue dog, and an extremely large personal library.
Jackie Ryan has an abiding interest in culture that connects her work across forms and genres. She is the author of We'll Show the World: Expo 88 (UQP), which won two 2018 Queensland Literary Awards and was shortlisted for a third. She also makes the Aurealis and Ledger Award-winning Burger Force comic book series and is the founding editor of comedy writing collective the Fanciful Fiction Auxiliary. She holds a PhD in history and political science from The University of Queensland.