Over the last six months, I had the privilege of reading for and co-judging the science fiction short story category for the 2014 Aurealis Awards. Finally, the shortlists for all categories have been made public. Congratulations on your nominations, everyone. It has been an honor reading your work.
You can find the shortlist here.
On Friday, 13th of Jan, I went to the opening night of Art Underground. This is a once-a-month event in Canberra, which I started going to at the end of last year. A judgement-free open-mic combination of poetry, stories, music and performance art, it is now so popular, it is starting to outgrow its venue: the lovely secondhand bookstore in Curtain called Beyond Q Books.
Anyway, this year I plan to attend each month and sketch the performers and attendees – as much an act of professional practise as contribution to the event. Here are the illos I did on Friday.