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Let's Talk About... Self-Publishing



Timmah Ball and Michael Winkler, hosted by Jessica Obersby




We hear much more about traditional publishing, but there are many advantages to self-publishing, ranging from creative freedom to control over marketing and distribution, and self-published writers are increasingly reaching both niche and broad readerships. In this session, Timmah Ball and Michael Winkler discuss their own experiences and enthusiasm for self-publishing and answer questions from the audience and our moderator.
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This seminar will take place online. Detailed instructions for participation will be provided.

About the Panellists:

Timmah Ball is a writer and zine maker of Ballardong Noongar heritage. Previous zines and micro publications include Wild Tongue in collaboration with Loving Feminist Literature for Melbourne Fringe (2016), Wild Tongue Vol. 2 in collaboration with Azja Kulpinska for Next Wave Festival (2018) and Do Planners Dream of Electric Trees? (2021) created through Arts House Makeshift publics residency. She is currently developing a new zine/DIY publication called Class wars in the airport lounge. 

Michael Winkler is a writer of fiction and non-fiction. His novel Grimmish was shortlisted for the 2022 Miles Franklin Literary Award, the first self-published novel to make the long- or shortlist. His journalism, short fiction, reviews and essays have been widely published and anthologised. He won the 2016 Calibre Prize for his essay ‘The Great Red Whale’. 

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Let's Talk About... Self-Publishing

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