5 June 2012

NYWM: Day Five

There are podcasts about everything these days, and luckily for us, podcasts about writing and storytelling are flourishing. They can be a great way to learn about the publishing industry or hear stories in convenient audio format. So what should you be listening to? NMIT have just launched a brand new podcast, From the Courses’ Mouth, with stories from NMIT students, for newbies there is The Newbie Writers Podcast, Scissors Paper Pen release soundcasts of their live events that are well worth listening to, Melbourne Writers’ Festival have made audio from previous events available in podcast form, Paper Radio, Triple R’s Aural Text is available in podcast form, Kill Your Darlings offers fantastic perspectives on recently released books or industry news, JoMad I Heard You Like Books? is a great excuse to hear great Australian authors and publishers talk about what they have been reading lately, Sydney Writers’ Centre have interviews with authors in podcast form, the Tasmanian Writers’ Centre have a selection of podcasts with authors such as Robert Dessaix, Alice Pung and Carmel Bird, Penguin Plays Rough have a rather spiffy app, and an audio archive that offers plenty to dip into. There are podcasts for people into speculative fiction (and another one and another one), there are international podcasts with writing tips and techniques, hubs for a variety of writing podcasts such as Radio Litopia, and big hitters like the BBC with The Written World or Book Cafe, the New York Times Book Review Podcast and KCRW with Bookworm.

Western Australian writers, you have a little under a week to finalise your application for the Stages Script Development Program. This is your opportunity to develop your script or performance piece with industry experts. See the website for more details on how to apply.

Today the NYWM Travelling Story is in Tasmania. Our daily writer is Ben Cameron-Smith, 21, from Launceston.