Monica Goldberg at the SWF

May 4, 2016 by Geoff Sirmai
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Work by Sydney Jewish writer Monica Goldberg will feature in the Sydney Writers’ Festival later this month.

Monica Goldberg

Monica Goldberg

The show Sydney Stories is being performed by Little Fictions and features Monica’s story “A Leap of Faith” – inspired by her Polish Jewish grandmother and her one bedroom apartment in Kings Cross – was commended in the recent Joanne Burns Award. Two of her stories were shortlisted in the 2016 Fish Flash Fiction Awards.

Monica is a poet, prose writer and nonfiction writer. She has been published in anthologies and journals both in Australia and overseas. 
Little Fictions features short tales, read by actors, which reveal the many faces of Sydney. There’s toy Sydney, tourist Sydney, business Sydney and the Sydney of writers and poets.

Set in one of Chippendale’s grooviest venues, Knox Street Bar, Little Fictions reinvigorates the simple pleasure of being read to.

From the Chinese Gardens at Darling Harbour to the Woolies at Town Hall, from Bunnings to Ikea, from the outer west to the Shire, we have stories of addiction, sex, death, immigrants, office politics – stories from the ‘hood and stories from the Big End of town.

Actors featured include Ella Watson-Russell (recently returned from a season at Queensland Theatre Company), Felix Johnson and Eleni Schumacher.

In addition to Monica’s piece, the stories also include masterful microlit and sensational story-poems penned by Karen Whitelaw, winner of the inaugural Newcastle Writers Festival microlit competition, Hilary Hewitt and Anna Kerjick-Nicholson and short fiction from Jon Steiner (The Last Wilkie’s and other stories), Julie Chevalier (Permission To Lie) along with new works by Josh Mei-Ling Dubrau and Emma Rose Smith. With special guest MC, comedian Jack Gow and featuring Lion Attack author, Oliver Mol. 

Sydney Stories @ Little Fictions
Date: May 16, 2016
Place: Knox Street Bar, Chippendale.
Time: 7:00 pm  to  10:00 pm
Tix available at the door. Bar opens 5pm.
Bookings at:  http://www.swf.org.au/program/swf2016/little-fictions-4
More info: https://shortaustralianstories.com.au/events/sydney-stories-little-fictions/

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