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At the End of Life

I’m reading Lee Gutkind’s At the End of Life. The stories within yank the heartstrings. Really yank. I’m only a short way in, but already I’ve a lot to think about. 247 more words


Lessons Learned at the Creative Nonfiction Writers' Conference: Never Underestimate the Power of a Literary Journal

Some years ago I had my first piece of fiction published in Snake Nation Review, a literary journal published by a Georgia arts organization with a readership of about 6,000. 232 more words


Life: True Story

The garage door lifted against the night. 4am may be morning, but all pitch black and silence, you wouldn’t know it. The car beep startled me awake as I slid into the driver seat, coffee clutched, and set out for Pittsburgh. 822 more words

On Common Things

To Blog or Not to Blog: What I Learned at the Creative Nonfiction Writers' Conference

I spent the weekend in Pittsburgh reconnecting with a friend of mine and while I was there we attended the Saturday portion of the Creative Nonfiction Writers’ Conference. 406 more words


It’s Been a Big Life So Far: Cate Kennedy Launches the 'The Abyssinian Contortionist' by David Carlin

The Abyssinian Contortionist by David Carlin, UWA Publishing 2015, was launched by Cate Kennedy in Melbourne on 12 March at The Melba Spiegeltent:

Background: Sosina Wogayehu learnt to do flips and splits at the age of six, sitting in her parents’ lounge room in Addis Ababa. 2,186 more words

Australian Literature

I Wasn't Strong Like This When I Started Out by Lee Gutkind


I bought this book because everyone in the reviews had raved that it was an amazing book to read. This book has opened my eyes as a new nurse myself into realizing that I’m not the only nervous, scared new nurse out there! 239 more words