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Women in a Male World: the media, identity and self-worth

“Is everyone feeling empowered? You will be after this session.”

Moya Sayer-Jones chaired the first session of the 2014 Byron Bay Writers’ Festival in the Womankind Marquee on Friday morning, and set a high standard for the discussion to follow. 430 more words


April Discussion – Junior Fiction – Paruku

April Discussion – Junior Fiction – Paruku by Jesse Blackadder

Jesse Blackadder’s books have been very well-received by the teaching community. We talked about the success of her earlier novel, … 703 more words

Junior Fiction

Newcastle Writers Festival 2014: Saturday

Reading Ryan O’Neill’s post last night about his Newcastle Writers experience reminded me I haven’t done my own, then I realised it was no longer a couple of days ago it was an entire week! 1,354 more words

Writers Festival

finding 'scripturient'

This blog post is being written because yesterday I learnt the word scripturient. According to Word Porn, this word means ‘having a consuming passion to write’. 401 more words


Review: Jesse Blackadder’s “Chasing the Light: A Novel of Antarctica”

Jesse Blackadder’s fictionalised account of the first women to set foot on the Antarctic mainland, fruit of her own journeys there. It’s a competent novel, easy enough to get absorbed by it, the oceangoing scenes are vivid, as is the (anti)whaling panorama. 160 more words


Stay - the last dog in Antarctica

When author Jesse Blackadder was awarded an arts fellowship to travel to Antarctica to research her novel Chasing the Light, about Ingrid Christensen, the first woman to reach Antarctica, little did she know she was about to meet a character who would demand to have her own book. 410 more words


Melbourne Writers Festival Recap - Part 2

Continuing on from my wrap up of the festival Part 1 (which you can see here) the second session I attended on Saturday the 24th August was  1,023 more words