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Canberra Writers Festival, Day 2: A morning tea, a launch and some conversations

Let’s get the guilt admission over first. I ditched the session I’d paid for this afternoon to attend three free events. I reckon I got my money’s worth. 2,965 more words

Australian Literature

Canberra Writers Festival, Day 1: Two book launches

Well folks, finally we have another writers festival here in Canberra. From 1983 to 2001, we had something called the Word Festival (though its name varied a little over the time). 1,273 more words

Australian Literature

Book review: Yellow Cake by Margo Lanagan

Yellow Cake by Margo Lanagan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Margo Lanagan is a brilliantly evocative writer and this short story collection, Yellow Cake, opens up mysterious and unfathomable worlds that sit alongside the hope, joy, misery and sadness of ordinary lives. 234 more words

Why Voice Matters

Back in my photography days, I worked with a start up Not For Profit that wanted to teach photography to the groups least likely to be given the opportunity to learn.My mentor’s most cherished moment was having a student crying, because she’d never thought she’d get to try photography. 1,150 more words


Book Review: "Tallow" by Karen Brooks #aww2016

Title: Tallow (Curse of the Bond Riders #1)
Author: Karen Brooks
Genre: YA/Historical fantasy
Audio book narrator: Eloise Oxer
Date Read: 07/08/2016 – 16/08/2016
Rating: 584 more words


Robyn Cadwallader, The anchoress (Review)

Let me start by saying that I’m not a big reader of historical fiction, and particularly not of non-Australian historical fiction, so to read a novel set in mediaeval times is quite a departure for me. 1,195 more words

Australian Literature

Event Review: Australian Writers in New York panel discussion - August 4, 2016

By Zoe Potter

How do I make it as a writer in New York?

It’s a question that has plagued aspiring authors from Tom Wolfe to Carrie Bradshaw. 392 more words

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