MORE on Doctor Who!

I followed up last month’s essay on the hype leading up to the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special (published in Kill Your Darlings No. 15) with a review of the actual special, which I was lucky enough to see at the cinema.

Here’s my run down of the film!

I also have some very exciting news about writing next year … so watch this space.


Billie Piper as ‘The Moment’ in the Doctor Who Anniversary Special.

TV Panel – Emerging Writers Fest

BuffyRad news! I’ve been asked to do one of my favourite things: rant about television, in public, at a bar. The gig is the “TV night in”, hosted by Kill Your Darlings,  as part of the Emerging Writers’ Festival. Here’s the official blurb (full link here):

People who love TV consume programs vehemently and discuss fervently, yet there are few avenues for writers to critically engage with television as a central focus. From recappers to ‘shippers’, spoilers to distribution streams, this event will consider the different ways television is (and isn’t) being written about.

Featuring: KYD’s Stephanie Van Schilt and regular contributors Luke Ryan, Mel Campbell, Rochelle Siemienowicz and Julia Tulloh Harper.Come along!

It’s Tues 28th May, 9pm, at Thousand Pound Bend, 361 Little Lonsdale St Melbourne. And it’s FREE!

In other news…I updated my writing section. Okbye.

Some exciting news…writing for KYD!

I am hugely honoured to have been offered a position as a columnist on Killings, the Kill Your Darlings blog.

Kill Your Darlings is an independent arts/commentary journal, based in Melbourne and run by a group of young women who are passionate about encouraging fresh new writing, emerging artists, and supporting women in the writing and publishing industry.

My position title is ‘Music, Theatre and Visual Arts Columnist,’ and my first piece is a review of Pop Life: Smash Hits Australia, an anecdotal history of Smash Hits magazine, written by Claire Isaac, David Nichols and Marc Andrews, and published by Affirm Press.

Other pieces I’ve written in the past for Killings question the feminism of Beyonce and investigate the stories of HBO series Treme, and can be read here and here respectively.