One of the most important, and often unsung, creative collaborations in publishing is the one between writer and editor. This online series examines this relationship from several angles - from the perspectives of emerging author to mid-career and mature author; from the context of genre fiction, literary fiction, non-fiction and poetry; from a variety of cultural backgrounds such as Indigenous writers and CALD artists.
Across 10 online episodes throughout 2021, we explore the unique author/editor dynamic with some extraordinary Australian artistic talent.
The author/editor relationship
The aim of the series is to capture the creative dynamics of the author/editor relationship. These conversations explore the positive potential of creativity, serendipity, and inspiration in the context of the author/editor exchange.
Episodes will explore those issues that authors and editors encounter together - structure, character and voice, when to kill those darlings that every writer has, negotiating disagreement, when an editor knows what a writer is attempting before a writer knows themselves, when an editor can overstep, and finding what is core to the story.
From the author's perspective, they will be looking at the experience of letting an editor into their work and what this means from a personal and professional perspective.
Series program & tickets
The Author/Editor events will be published on the Brisbane Writers Festival website, through the same account you use to purchase BWF tickets and Festival Friends memberships.
Tickets for individual events will be available at $15 (Full) / $10 (Festival Friends - sign up now).
You can also buy a season pass for all 10 events (booking fees waived) for $120 (Full) / $70 (Festival Friends - sign up now).
*If you are a member of a writers centre, a student of creative writing, editing and publishing programs, or a member of an industry body, please ask your coordinator if BWF has supplied a discount code to your organisation (and get in touch if we haven't!).