Thursday, March 3, 2011
Indigo's Last Hurrah
The very last volume of indigo journal arrived in my letterbox the other day. It is a sad day, yes. Managing editor Donna Ward and West Australian writers have consistently trumpeted the virtues of this little lit journal as being a chrysalis for emerging writers. Indigo certainly has helped me along. Robert Drewe selected one of my stories from indigo and published it in Best Australian Essays 2010, so there is a nice homespun success story for you.
Anyway ... this last issue has my mate Shark's story in it! (That's Mark Roy of the nerve fame) It's a gorgeous memoir and another wonderful edition of indigo. Do yerself a favour, as Molly would say.
Indigo is having a Last Hurrah to launch the final edition at the Sunken Gardens, University of Western Australia, this Saturday the 5th at 8 pm. John Kinsella, Robert Drewe, Mark Tredennick and lots of other writerly sorts will be there.