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 best Australian 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 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 astridedwards.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'.
RMIT University became a partner of The Garret in 2019. The Garret and RMIT seek to grow a culture of critical engagement with Australian literature, and we will publish reviews of Australian fiction and non-fiction written by students of RMIT University - RMIT Reviews.
UBUD WRITERS AND READERS FESTIVAL
Ubud Writers and Readers Festival is on again in 2019, with a program of more than 200 events with 180 storytellers from 30 countries. This year, The Garret is a Media Partner of the festival, and our host Astrid Edwards will be participating in five events. We hope to see you in Ubud from 23-27 October... and if you are planning on going, listen to The Garret for your discount code.
COPYRIGHT AGENCY'S CULTURAL FUND
In 2019 The Garret received funding from The Copyright Agency's Cultural Fund to interview ten Australian women and diverse writers whose works are listed for study in secondary schools. In addition to the interviews and associated transcripts, the Australian Association for the Teaching of English will develop teaching resources linked to the interview for Reading Australia.
Writers Victoria supports The Garret by sharing our interviews with their audience. Writers Victoria is the largest membership-based organisation for writers in Australia.
Writers Victoria and The Garret have also run masterclasses with some of Australia's best writers.
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 a finalist in the Australian Podcast Awards in the Arts, Literature and Music category.