Janine Mikosza is a writer with a background in visual art and a PhD in sociology. Her essays and short stories have appeared in Kenyon Review, Electric Literature, The Best Australian Essays, and Meanjin. Her debut memoir, Homesickness, was published in 2022 by Ultimo Press. Widely praised as ‘extraordinary’ and ‘utterly original’, and listed as one of The Guardian’s 25 Best Australian books of 2022, Homesickness is a conversation between two versions of Janine. With words and illustrations, she revisits her many childhood homes and explores the myriad ways a child’s trauma lives on in an adult body.
Wednesday 21 June, 6pm
Learn about the multiple perspectives, considerations and voices that went into the telling of Sasha’s matriarchal family stories and about the rigorous, collaborative editing and publishing process.
Saturday 17 June, 1:45pm
Find out the must-haves for delivering a great pitch and the pitfalls to avoid. This session will provide the guidance of a publishing industry leader to help whip your pitch into perfect shape.