Newstead Short Story Tattoo

  • Kirsten Krauth -2015
  • Gary Foley - 2011 & 2015
  • Clementine Ford - 2015
  • Christos Tsiolkas - 2015
  • Courtney Collins - 2011
  • Rohan Anderson - 2013
  • Cate Kennedy - 2009 & 2011
  • Gareth Liddiard - 2011
  • Don Walker - 2011
  • Dr Abraham Mamer - 2013
  • Josephine Rowe - 2009-2013
  • MTC Cronin - 2015
  • Neil Boyack - founder and organiser
  • Lucy Roleff - 2009 & 2011

Newstead Tattoo Casting the Net for 2017

Since 2009 the Newstead Short Story Tattoo has enthralled audiences with its ever-changing mix of performance and poetry, art and politics, oration and innovation, music and musings, stories and soundings.  Described as “courageous” and emerging as Victoria’s premier storytelling event we are casting the net for 2017.  You only have to look at some of the names that have performed at this great little festival to recognise the cut-through quality  - Christos Tsiolkas, Don Walker, Clementine Ford, Gareth Lydiard, Cate Kennedy, Josephine Rowe, Alicia Sometimes, Courtney Collins, Gary Foley, Black Cab, MTC Cronin, just to name a few.  We want to hear from you…your stories, your platform, your pitch, your poetry, your politic.  If you think you’ve got what it takes, please make contact with us here:

Snail Mail: PO BOX 26  Newstead  Vic 3462


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Newstead Short Story Tattoo “presents” at Clunes Book Town 2016 - Neil Boyack will be launching Annie Drum’s new book “Like Trees” in the  Newstead Short Story Tattoo “presents” event at Clunes Book Town, Sunday May 1, 3pm, at The Warehouse space.  Neil will be reading some of his new works alongside stellar … Continue reading
a reading rambling rendezvous of literary rebellion: August 23 Newstead Racecourse - Newstead Short Story Tattoo presents: A reading rambling rendezvous of literary rebellion writers and artists pushing the envelope who: Nathan Curnow, Kirsten Krauth, Neil Boyack, Cate Hood, Rod Blackhirst, Annie Drum, Penny Tangey, and the magnificent Kirsten Boerema where: Newstead … Continue reading
Post Festival - Well it was a cut-through, edgy and engaging program of writers, readers, academics, and performers this year!  I am sure you will agree.  The weather was stellar and the crowds were great and the pizza from the Newstead Community Garden was incredible. … Continue reading



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