For our inaugural salon, Leah will discuss merging genres and suggest ways for weaving the personal, the factual and the universal into a unified, compelling tale. An informal discussion about these ideas will be encouraged prior to Leah’s talk. Roll up at 6:20pm to network over a glass of wine. The Moat will be serving drinks at bar prices.

A workshopping session will offer participants the opportunity to read five minutes of their work and receive feedback in small groups. If you are inspired to read from your work, please prepare a passage of up to 500 words which exemplifies a dilemma you may be grappling with – and register at the door or tell us in advance at

About Leah Kaminsky

Leah Kaminsky, a physician and award-winning writer, is Poetry & Fiction Editor at the Medical Journal of Australia and former Online Editor at Hunger Mountain. Her debut novel  The Waiting Room is published by Vintage (2015) and will be released by Harper Perennial US in 2016. We’re all Going to Die was released by HarperCollins in June 2016, for which she was awarded the Reading Glenfern fellowship for an Established author in 2014 and the RMIT University McCraith Fellowship in 2015. She conceived and edited Writer MD, a collection of prominent physician – writers, which starred on Booklist (Knopf US 2012). She is co-author of Cracking the Code, with the Damiani family (Vintage 2015). She holds and MFA in Creative Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts.