There are rewards and surprises for the reader throughout the 30th UTS Anthology, not least for those who expect literary fiction to sacrifice substance for language, who might not pick up a book of new poetry or venture into a speculative piece. We are taken to places we might not otherwise have gone, into heads we might have avoided, pulled into a story we might not have read had it not appeared when we turned the page.
–From Graeme Simsion’s foreword to the 2016 UTS Writers’ Anthology, Seeds & Skeletons
Seeds & Skeletons is the thirtieth collection from the writing program at the University of Technology Sydney. It showcases fiction, non-fiction, scriptwriting and poetry from some of Australia’s brightest emerging writers.
This year features a foreword by Graeme Simsion whose novel The Rosie Project has received critical acclaim worldwide.
Seeds & Skeletons will be first launched at the Sydney Writers’ Festival, on Friday 20th May 2016 from 4:30-5:30PM at Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay. This is a free event and no booking is required. The launch is by Dr Catherine Keenan, who is director and co-founder of the Sydney Story Factory and this year was awarded Australian of the Year Local Hero.
A second launch will follow at Knox Street Bar (21 Shepherd Street, Chippendale) on Monday 27th June 2016, at 6PM.