Kylie Maslen


Kylie Maslen is a writer based in Melbourne. Her blog book-plate.com is an ongoing account of what she’s been reading and what she’s been eating, through personal essays that combine literary criticism and recipes. She has spoken about her writing at the National Young Writers’ Festival and Emerging Writers’ Festival. She tweets at @hellobookplate.



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Digital Dinner Parties: Kylie Maslen & Rebecca Slater
Friday, February 20th, 2015

For our innovative Digital Dinner Parties event, join some of the world’s most exciting emerging food writers and critics for a cross-continental feast.

Over an hour and a half video chat, our food writers will prepare a simple meal that means a lot to them and bring the cooking class to your own kitchen.

You can participate by cooking along with our artists while wearing a fabulously eccentric apron (the best will be forever crowned ‘the most fabulous apron of DWF’), or test our artists with questions while they battle the clock. Join in by sharing photos of your own progress in the kitchen using the #dwf15 hashtag Twitter and Instagram.

Learn how to make fabulously aromatic meals and how to blog about them while solving the age old mystery of how all blog writers get their food to look so damn presentable on the plate!

Ingredients list and instructions will be provided by our artists in the week leading up to the event, so find that eccentric apron and get excited.

Join the literary culinary culture conversation!


Herself, Ourselves: Blogging as a Feminist Issue
Friday, February 20th, 2015

Often dismissed as little else than a pastime for stay-at-home mothers, blogging gives a voice to female writers who might be too shy to immediately pitch to publications, or a chance to share alternative thoughts to what we see in mainstream media.

How do we encourage women to use this platform as a way to not only share their stories but also to connect with others, without demonising women who might choose to blog about parenting, fashion, or interiors and design? Join our four female panelists for a discussion about blogging as a means of building confidence as a writer, and as a form of publishing that builds communities for niche interests and voices, as well as the socially isolated.