Red Box, Level 2

State Library of Queensland Stanley Place, South Brisbane, QLD 4101

South Brisbane, QLD, AU, 4101

Kill Your Darlings Literary Salon featuring Hannah Kent, Rebecca Starford and Mirandi Standon

Join Kill Your Darlings’ founders¬†Hannah Kent and Rebecca Starford, as well as¬†Jerath Head and Mirandi Stanton,¬†for fine words, warm anecdotes, and cheap wine.


Literary salon. More information on program formats and level definitions can be found here.

About Hannah Kent

Hannah Kent’s first novel, the international bestseller,¬†Burial Rites¬†(2013), was translated into 30 languages and was shortlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize) and the Guardian First Book Award. It won the ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year, the Indie Awards Debut Fiction Book of the Year and the Victorian Premier’s People’s Choice Award, and was shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. It is currently being adapted for film by Sony TriStar. Hannah‚Äôs second novel,¬†The Good People¬†was published in 2016 (ANZ), has been translated into 10 languages and was shortlisted for the Walter Scott Award for Historical Fiction, the Indie Books Award for Literary Fiction, the ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year and the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction. It is currently being adapted for film by Aquarius Productions. Hannah is also the co-founder of¬†Kill Your¬†Darlings¬†and a Patron for World Vision Australia.

About Rebecca Starford

Rebecca Starford is the co-founder and publishing director of Kill Your Darlings. Her debut memoir, Bad Behaviour (Allen & Unwin), was published in 2015 and is currently in development with Matchbox Pictures. Her novel, The Handler, will be published in 2020. Rebecca is a former editor at Text Publishing, and has worked for Affirm Press and Australian Book Review. Her writing has appeared in the Guardian, the Age and the Weekend Australian. She is a PhD candidate at the University of Queensland, where she also tutors in Creative Writing.

About Jerath Head

Jerath Head is an editor and writer with more than seven years’ experience across various projects and fields. His writing has been published in¬†Kill Your Darlings,¬†Overland¬†online,¬†New Philosopher¬†and¬†Sydney Review of Books. He is the assistant editor at¬†Griffith Review¬†and was the co-editor of¬†Griffith Review 56:¬†Millennials Strike Back, and also works as a research assistant for Griffith University‚Äôs Policy Innovation Hub.

About Mirandi Stanton

Mirandi Riwoe’s novella The Fish Girl won Seizure’s Viva la Novella V and was shortlisted for The Stella Prize. She is the author of two crime novels and is prose editor for Peril Magazine. Her work has appeared in Best Australian Stories, Meanjin, Review of Australian Fiction, Griffith Review and Best Summer Stories. Mirandi has a PhD in Creative Writing and Literary Studies (QUT).


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This event is for attendees aged 18 years and above.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Information on getting to the State Library of Queensland can be found here.

What can I bring into the event?

You don’t need to bring anything to this event other than your ticket!

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can contact us by phone on 07 3842 9922 or email us at

What’s the refund policy?

If Queensland Writers Centre cancels an event, we will try to reschedule it for a later date. If we cannot reschedule the event, or if you are unable to attend on the amended date, your payment will be refunded in full.
Except in special circumstances, if you cancel a booking for, or are unable to attend an event, workshop, seminar, or course, Queensland Writers Centre cannot provide a refund. You can contact us to discuss your situation on 07 3842 9922 or email us at

Terms and Conditions

All information is correct at the time of publication. We reserve the right to make changes to the advertised program information (including course content and tutors), but if this occurs, we will try to provide as much notice as possible.
We expect that all participants will behave respectfully and professionally towards their tutor and fellow students. We reserve the right to remove anyone who behaves in an aggressive or disruptive manner. If a participant is asked to leave the class on this basis, we will not offer a refund.
We cannot accept responsibility for any loss, damage or expense sustained by students as a result of an event or circumstance whether arising from natural cause, human agency or beyond our control otherwise.


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