Blemish News


November 16, 2016

Two of our distinguished alumni writers, Nigel Featherstone and JC Inman, will be featured at the next Salt Room event at 7.30pm on Friday the 18 November at Gorman Arts Centre.

Presented by BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT and Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres, the Salt Room is a showcase of the finest ACT, interstate and international writers and performers exploring the boundaries of the spoken and the written word.

The evening will also include performances by One Thousand Promises and Bela Farkas. Tickets are $10/$5 and are available at the door.

The Beach Volcano in THE 666 Big Book Club FOR AUGUST 2016

July 30, 2016

Blemish Books is super excited that Nigel Featherstone’s novella The Beach Volcano will be featured in the 666 Big Book Club ahead of the Canberra Writers’ Festival.

Each week in August on 666 Afternoons, Alex Sloan will select and feature one novel for the 666 Big Book Club and be joined by the local author who penned the work. The full list of authors include Karen Viggers (The Grass Castle), Robyn Cadwallader (The Anchoress) and John Clanchy (Six).

Nigel Featherstone’s The Beach Volcano is featured in week three of proceedings from 15 – 19 August. Featherstone will be live on 666 radio from 2pm on Monday 15 August, and there will be an in depth discussion about the novella from 2pm on Friday 19 August.

Alex Sloan will be inviting listeners and reviewers to call and text in during Afternoons with reactions and comments to add to the 666 Big Book Club conversations.

To encourage as many people as possible to take part, Blemish Books is taking 50% off both paperback and ebook versions of The Beach Volcano for the whole of August. Paperback copies will be on sale for $12.50 (plus postage), and are available from the Blemish Books website. The eBook (.epub) will only cost $5, and can be downloaded via our Payhip Storefront.

The 666 Big Book Club will wrap up with a panel discussion with all featured writers at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House at 2:30pm on Sunday 28 August. Free tickets are available via the Canberra Writers Festival ticketing page.

Be sure to also check out the other great events happening as part of the Canberra Writers Festival on 26 – 28 August. It’s sure to be wordy.