ABOUT THE GARRET
Love writing? Looking to improve your writing? Or do you just love listening to writers talk about their craft? If yes, The Garret is for you.
The Garret interviews the Australian best writers writing today about their writing craft. These writers represent many genres, but the common thread is their success: they are the top of their fields. The interviews do not promote a writer's latest book, but rather explore how the best of the best draft, edit, pitch and publish their writing. Every episode is published with a complete transcript to increase educational value and access.
The Garret is a labour of love on behalf of all emerging writers. The Garret is supported by grants and the time of Astrid Edwards. It does not operate for revenue or profit. If you would like to support The Garret, simply subscribe on Apple Podcasts (or wherever else you listen to your podcasts) and join the conversation on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.
You can also follow our host Astrid Edwards (including her published book reviews) at astrid.edwards.com.
STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA
Our founding partnership with the State Library of Victoria continues to expand. Not only has the Library given The Garret a home, in 2018 we launched The Garret LIVE at the Library - a series of interviews recorded in front of a live audience and then released as a podcast. These live event continue in 2019, and have expanded to include an event with The Stella Prize.
Our host Astrid Edwards was also chosen to participate in the Library's 2019 'Bootcamp for Creatives'. The Bootcamp, run in collaboration with ACMIx, was an intense creative business development course to help Astrid expand The reach of The Garret.
The Garret was founded in late 2016 with the goal of interviewing the best writers writing in Australia about the craft of writing.
Between November 2016 and December 2017 The Garret released four seasons, moving to a weekly interview schedule in January 2018.
Astrid Edwards, who was behind the scenes form the start, replaced our original host Nic Brasch in mid-2018.
In 2019 The Garret was shortlisted as a finalist in the Australian Podcast Awards (to be announced in May 2019).