Writers Under the Influence - First Edition

The multitalented Paul Mitchell kicks things off

March 1st, 7.30-9.30pm

(with a Surprise Guest!).

Paul’s first novel We. Are. Family. was published in 2016 to rave reviews. He has also published a short fiction collection Dodging the Bull, and three volumes of poetry: Minorphysics, Awake Despite the Hour and Standard Variation; plus numerous poems, stories and articles in The Age, Sleepers Almanac, Best Australian Poems and Stories, Meanjin, The Canary Press, Overland, Southerly, Griffith Review, The Big Issue, plus more.


A seasoned performer – at The Bowery Poetry Club New York, Melbourne International Arts Festival, Melbourne Writers Festival, La Mama Poetica, plus many more – Paul’s reading promises to be something special.


"Mitchell is a terse and observant writer, as alive to the particulars of Aussie idiom and experience as Tim Winton, but less showy ... It's hard to wrote about the thwarts and flaws of conventional masculinity without coming across as either too harsh or too sentimental. Mitchell succeeds in doing so." The Age reviewing We. Are. Family..

“Mitchell’s writing is challenging, exhilarating and touched with a deep sense of humanity” - Tony Birch, winner of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Indigenous Writing for Ghost River