SPARKS Launch 28 June 3.30pm at Deakin Downtown…

SPARKS, the Deakin Postgraduate Writing Prize anthology for 2022, is now ready to celebrate! 

SPARKS was developed by a splendid team of postgraduate Writing and Literature intern editors, Linda Baker, Lydia Hawke, Ali Kent and Karen Valentine.

The LAUNCH: TUESDAY 28 JUNE 3.30pm at Deakin Downtown, and via zoom link – to be provided after registration.

Deakin Downtown Address: Tower 2 Level 12, 727 Collins St, Melbourne VIC (near Southern Cross railway station)

For registration to book your (free) ticket to the launch (in-person and online), please click here: 

This collection comprises the four winning pieces selected for the inaugural 2022 Deakin Postgraduate Prize for Writing. While these long form stories are each unique in voice, structure, and convention, they are held together by their core ideas: family dynamics, gender roles and stereotypes, and independence. Collectively, these stories showcase the strength and diversity of emerging writers from Deakin University. The writers are:

  • Alison Turnbull – Her Plant Bits
  • Suri Matondkar – Ladki Tales
  • Anneliz Marie Erese – (Un)becoming
  • Angela Osborne – Back to the Pub

Click on the SPARKS cover image to purchase an ebook version… Print copies will be available for purchase on the day.

SPARKS has been published under the Verandah imprint. More details on the imprint are available here: