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How Helen Garner courts her fiction, City Journal

There is something potent about a writer reading their own words aloud. It’s as though the meaning of what they meant to say is being communicated exactly as they intended. 146 more words

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love, anywhere.

If it doesn’t strike or flash you, in the face, in a surprise of momentary bliss – unexpected, from a stranger, you have to be the stranger, the simultaneous bliss, the inflamed pirouette. 206 more words


MWF Picks - 2014

The Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF) hits town again, and brings the usual bounty of esteemed writers, unique events, and thought provoking topics with it. We have scoured the program, and have picked out what we think are the stand-out sessions. 293 more words


A moment after the storm

I just read something beautiful. Christie Nieman wrote a memoir piece for Meanjin in which a friend, house sitting Helen Garner’s house, asks her to help pack up Helen’s books. 282 more words

Helen Garner at Nunawading Library, 23 July

The Friends of the Nunawading Library (FONL) work to make funds available to community libraries in the area to invite guest speakers along to talk to readers. 1,851 more words


Melbourne Writers Festival - My Top Picks!

The Melbourne Writers festival is coming up from 21-31 August (YAY!), and boy-oh-boy are we in for a treat this year, book nerds! There’s over 400 events happening, with a cast of literary superstars in attendance (Sir Salman Rushdie. 48 more words

Alex Miller & Helen Garner at Mildura, 18 July 2014

I saw Helen Garner at two events in the last week. It’s a bit exciting because before that, I’d never seen her and I’m not sure I’d even heard her voice. 1,610 more words