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Celebrate Australian Library Week

Join us at the library this week to help us celebrate!

Author talk by Sophie Zalokar on Thursday 26 May, 6 – 7:30pm. Come along to hear Sophie talk about her book “Food of the Southern Forests”, and her career in the foodie industry. 197 more words


Short Takes: News and Reviews

Recently Cynthia Bertelsen took a trip to the Little White House in Warm Springs, GA, and wrote about it for Modern Salt. In her post, she profiles FDR’s cook, Daisy Bonner, who made sure she would not be forgotten to history by writing this note on the wall in the kitchen: “Daisy Bonner cook the 1st meal and the last one in this cottage for the President Roosevelt.” Bertelson noticed another intriguing detail in the kitchen… 1,731 more words

Book News

The other stolen generation: forced adoptions

Address to The Women’s College, University of Queensland by Debbie Terranova, author of Baby Farm, on 10 May 2016.

When people talk about ‘the stolen generation’, they usually mean indigenous Australians who were forcibly removed from their families and raised to be white. 1,257 more words


Author Talks // Interview With Bella Johnson

A work in progress behind the scenes, and one of the reasons why my posts haven’t been frequent, is because I’ve been in discussion with one of my very favourite authors. 3,275 more words

Book Review

Zombies and dreams

Children let their imagination run riot after Dan Anthony’s spellbinding creative writing class at Cyncoed Library. 

As part of the Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival last month, year 5 pupils from… 233 more words

Author Talks

Confessions of a Jane Smiley groupie

I’m a great fan of Jane Smiley. I came across her in the late 90s when I read Moo and was impressed by her ability to write about issues confronting contemporary humanity – in this case how agribusiness was impacting on academia – with a quick wit and a writer’s eye that can spot hypocrisy at a hundred paces. 244 more words


The Winchester Writers' Festival - An Introduction By Judith Heneghan

This is my third year as Director of the Winchester Writers’ Festival. I’m still finding my way, of course, but I am beginning to recognise certain patterns in the yearly cycle: that first bubble of excitement mixed with nerves when the programme goes ‘live’; the anticipation that builds as the third weekend in June approaches; the occasional nightmare about ‘leaves on the line’ that prevent everyone from arriving… 361 more words

Creative Writing