Going Down Swinging was in Newcastle at the beginning of the month doing some recordings for the National Young Writers’ Festival Press Room.

Because we like sharing, we thought we’d make the best of these available to our online readers.

Adolfo Aranjuez (Award Winning Australian Writing; Metro; Voiceworks) hosted this unmissable NYWF panel to a barrage of thirsty questioning from young writers bewildered by promises of ‘exposure’, unpaid internships and unpaid invoices. For anyone writing in the digital age, the issue of money – or lack of – is at once a joke, a major crisis, and a serious nail-biter. The panel tapped into the wisdom of four women who’ve heard it all: freelance writer and critic Bethanie Blanchard; editor and writer Erin Handley; Melbourne Writers Festival director Lisa Dempster; and Lifted Brow digital editor and freelancer Elmo Keep.

Missed it? Catch up here.

October 6, 2013 – With Adolfo Aranjuez, Bethanie Blanchard, Lisa Dempster, Erin Handley and Elmo Keep.

Music: Fun Machine, ‘Alchemist’
Recorded for the Press Room at the 2013 National Young Writers’ Festival, Newcastle
Equipment courtesy of Going Down Swinging