Join the FFA for a MEGA SALON with an all-star, all-hair, all-shoulderpads cast of literary luminaries.
The FFA is making an exhibition of itself at the Brisbane Powerhouse from November-Mid December. Come see the spectacle!
Dressed for success with Valkyrie, Tuesday, and Gina Rhymehard (Leah Shelton) at The Planting festival!
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All hail Glynn Greensmith!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year already: time to launch the FFA’s annual Feathered Quill competition! Pen your very own pulsatingly purple piece of fanciful fiction, and you could win both minor acclaim AND join last year’s winners Michelle Law and Adam Hadley as owners of satisfyingly gaudy trophies with which to seduce future lovers.
Entry is free and open to anyone willing to ignore the generally accepted conventions of good writing. Pieces should feature elements of romance, oddity, and comedy, and be around 600-800 words. Peruse the FFA website for titillation-slash-inspiration. We welcome your double entrendres with open arms and legs.
You have one month! The only ineligible entries are those stories that have already won a FFA award.
THAT MEANS THERE ARE ONLY TWO INELIGIBLE STORIES.
Submit your steamy stuff to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10 February 2016! Winners will be announced on Valentine’s Day!
Not much, as it turns out … except for the Fanciful Fiction Auxiliary at the 2015 Queensland Poetry Festival! That’s right, readers—let us coax you with our carnal couplets, seduce you with our sensual stanzas, and vex you with our venereal verse. Be ravished by our questionable rhymes as we emcee the magnificent festival opening night, Walking on a Dream, on Friday 28 August at the Judy; come back for more on Sunday 30 August to see us deliver our quivering word babies live on stage at the Electric Blue cabaret. Give us your hands ( … make sure they’re clean first) and join us as we passionately palpate the prurient possibilities of poetry!
Behold, Fanciful Fanatics! The inaugural winners of the FFA’s mildly coveted Feathered Quill Award have been graced with their gloriously glittering trophies in a grandiose imaginary ceremony, riotously resplendent with yachts, ponies, mid-tier champagne, and canapés of questionable origin, all conducted beneath the calming gaze of our hand-glazed, life-sized Barbara Cartland bust (and in the majestic presence of Lars the Mannequin). Convulsive congratulations to our wondrous winners, Adam Hadley (Underbaron Quimley No-Pipes Wheelbarrow III) and Michelle Law (Thisbe Blaze), whose tumescent tales will be live on the FFA site soon(ish).
It is our indefatigable honour to announce, with most gracious humility, that FFA denizens Valkyrie Cul-De-Sac and Tuesday Thatch will publicly expose their talent at the next Queensland Poetry Festival Riverbend event on 28 April, 2015.
Tickets are selling quickly and fast! (Click here for details)
Fellow literary travellers include Ellen Van Neeren in poetry mode, the inaugural Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize winner Lidija Cvetkovic doing her first feature in many years, and a special set by contemporary Tibetan musician Tenzin Choegyal.
Over here at FFA HQ, we’ve been rigorously and rhythmically working our way through the hot flood of carnally captivating competition entries we’ve received for our moderately anticipated inaugural Feathered Quill Award; we’ve experienced so many happy endings that we simply don’t know where to begin.
A good place to start is probably with our third place finalist, Westerly Winds [Lara Stephenson], whose erotic equestrian escapade, ‘Earl Grey’, made us turn fifty shades of crimson. What a ride! In second place, April Showers [Kellie Vella], drilled deep into our nether parts with her tale of dental desire, ‘Mouth Wide Shut’.
But there were two tales in particular that hooked our hearts and lit up our loins—so this year, we’re awarding two ravishing writers joint first place and matching Feathered Quill trophies. What a thrill! Our 2015 winners are Thisbe Blaze [Michelle Law], whose pulsating plasma romance, ‘Twilight’, made us lose gallons of vital fluids; and Underbaron Quimley No-Pipes Wheelbarrow III [Adam Hadley], whose wanton wild west wonder, ‘Knockdown in Peg Town’, had us flinging open the saloon doors of salacity and sliding the gun of yearning into the holster of satisfaction.
Concupiscent congratulations to all of our delightfully deserving winners, and to each and every author who submitted their erotically excellent entries. Our voluptuous victors will have their winsome work published on the FFA site very soon, and we’ve assembled an amorously astounding line-up of romantic reading from other sensual scribes that’s scheduled for the months ahead. Shalom!
Attention, amatory and amusing authors! Prepare to emerge from your cocoons like butterflies and spread your writerly wings for the Fanciful Fiction Auxiliary’s inaugural Feathered Quill Competition! Entries should be between 500‒1000 words, contain elements of oddity, comedy, and romance, and be submitted by 9 February, 2015. Entry is free, and multiple submissions are permitted. The winning entry will be determined by Fanciful Fiction Auxiliary Convener, Grand-Vice-Executive-Chancellor & Supreme Foundational Member Valkyrie Cul-de-sac, and the winner will be proudly presented with the soon-to-be coveted ‘Feathered Quill’ title and trophy (mockup pictured*), and will possibly be persuaded to be published by the FFA. Copyright will remain with the author. Please submit your smouldering sentences to email@example.com with the subject header ‘The Feathered Quill’. The breathtaking results will be breathlessly announced with baited breath on Valentine’s Day, 2015.
*sunset not included.
Moments before our Woodford debut!
Thank you, darling public, for bearing witness to our debut salon performance last night. Pictured (l-r): some of our marvellous members, Pepita LePage, St John St John, and Amber Lance.
Join us for Mills & Boom!—our personally acclaimed stage debut at the New Globe Theatre as part of the Brisbane Fringe Festival. We promise a night of bosom-heaving, lip-quivering ecstasy as select FFA members regale you with their smouldering romance stories at this simply stupendous salon!
8pm – 9pm, Saturday 16 August at the New Globe Theatre
(220 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane)
Featuring alter-egos of Lucas Stibbard, Neridah Waters, Lisa Fa’alafi,
Kathryn Kelly, Carody Culver, and Jackie Ryan.
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