My latest gig is now online. As of this week, I'm the culture reviewer for new Melbourne publication THE WEEKLY REVIEW. The page covers music, film, TV and whatever else is going on in Melbourne for the week. There's also a fortnightly web column, picking out the best of the online world. The magazine can be viewed in its entirety online HERE.
Never let it be said I don't enjoy a bit of playing around with new(ish) media. Starting tomorrow, Wed 28th of April, Kilbey will be tweeting his unique take on a brand new story, THE LOST FORTNIGHT. To follow the tale, which will begin by running at 3-4 tweets a day, you'll need to follow Kilbey at twitter.com/kilbeysalmon.
My journalism blog Is It Wicked Not to Care? has been updated after a four month hiatus. For those of you who haven't checked it out before, the blog is essentially for people who find it hard to care about current affairs - particularly when most news and current affairs coverage is, frankly, a bit rubbish. Some older posts are now available to peruse on this site here.
This week's entry covers the UK election, late trains and disappointing Daleks. What's not to like?
Some exciting news - I'll be taking part in the opening night of Melbourne's Emerging Writers Festival. The program went online this morning and tickets are now available.
Here are the crucial details:
The First Word Date: Friday 21 May, doors open 7.30pm for an 8pm start
The First Word is … A celebration of writing, writers and the word. A night of performance, comedy, spoken word, burlesque, music and poetry. The official opening of the 7th Emerging Writers’ Festival.
The First Word is … The Call to Arms – the Emerging Writers’ Festival’s unique keynote address, this year delivered by romantic fiction writer Toni Jordan. Top writers battling for supremacy in our 2 Sides of the Coin debate asking, Love Vs Angst — what makes a better writer?
Featuring — Myke Bartlett, Josh Earl, Amy Espeseth, Toni Jordan, Alison Mann, Michaela McGuire, Kate Mclennan, Craig Schuftan, Michael Williams and more.
The festival bar will be in operation!
Venue: BMW Edge Theatre, Federation Square Prices: Tickets $20 full / $10 concession Bookings: Buy tickets now
This has been in the works for some time, but I was waiting for the program to be launched before saying anything about it. The prospect of reading on stage is currently 60% thrilling, 35% terrifying and 5% unidentified dread. Of course, I'll also need to decide what to read...
I'll most likely be performing an extract from Salmon & Dusk, which will mark their first appearance before a live audience. (Not that many unalive people listen to the podcasts, but you know what I mean...) If you're in the area, I encourage you to buy your tickets and come along to say hello!
An old flame from Kilbey's past returns with suspiciously tempting offer. Theo puts her foot down, but if there's one thing Kilbey can't resist, it's... actually, there are plenty of things Kilbey can't resist.
But can Violet be trusted? And how much trouble is Kilbey in if she can't?