If anyone is in any doubt that Melbourne is the cultural capital of the known world, then the website of the St Kilda Writers’ Festival 2006 should set them straight. While only in its second year, the festival boasts a pretty impressive guest list: Tony Birch, Henry Reynolds, Tara Moss, Inga Clendinnen and (ahem) Mystic Medusa will all be there, along with yours truly. I’ll be reading selections from my PC Bang project as part of the “Reading Asia” event to be held at Dogs Bar, just across the road from the St Kilda Library, on Saturday 29 April from 4.30 to 5.30pm. Entry is free! Come along if you’re interested in “writings from Asialink Kiterature residents who lived, worked and travelled in Sri Lanka, Indonesia, South Korea, Japan and Singapore”. Other readers include Sophie Cunningham, Paddy O’Reilly, Andy Fuller and the wunderkind of ac-po (actors who write poems) Terry Jaensch. Annyeung haseyo!