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Writers On Reading: Phillipa Fioretti Talks All Things Books

This week its a pleasure to welcome to the blog Phillipa Fioretti.

Phillipa is an award-winning artist and Australian author and a graduate of the Hachette Australia/Queensland writer’s Centre Manuscript Development Program. 816 more words

The Writing World

Eleanor Dark's Juvenilia (Review)

Eleanor Dark was quite a star in Australia’s literary firmament of the 1930s to 1950s, and has left an important legacy, not only in her most famous book The timeless land but also in the fact that her home Varuna in the Blue Mountains is now one of Australia’s most significant and loved writers’ retreats. 889 more words

Australian Literature

On being a Western woman

I have tried and tried to keep my thoughts on the Gaza conflict away from this blog which I intend to be dealing only with literature and my daily work. 786 more words

Literary Criticism


North Sea waves crash down
Salt spray and foam in up throw
Cliff tops slowly crumble
We watch, unflinching.

The edge before us
Two separate paths behind… 32 more words


The body in the private room in Claudine

Colette (1873-1954) was a French writer belonging to Modernism and one of the most sexual liberal writers of the early 20th C. Her life and her work show her bisexuality, promiscuity and all kind of sexual experiences. 546 more words


Stevie Smith: A Critical Biography (book #127)

Frances Spalding, 1988.

Smith provided an introduction and captions to Cats in Colour, a 1959 book of photographs of cats. She wrote “arch chatty captions, inferring human intent from the cat’s look or pose,” but wrote in the introduction… 196 more words

Books Read

2014 Mendocino Writers Conference, July 31 - Aug. 2

The Mendocino Writers Conference starts Thursday, July 31 and runs to Saturday, Aug. 2 at College of the Redwoods in Mendocino.

The conference is now in its 25th year, which is pretty amazing. 174 more words