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Hanya Yanagihara's Little Life with the Book Group

Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life (Picador 2015)

We keep deciding we’re not going to pick big books for the Book Group, and then we keep picking them. 1,285 more words


I own you by destroying you

I went to the Sydney Writers Festival two months ago where I attended a talk by Hanya Yanagihara, author of A Little Life. Her book is currently sitting on my dining table waiting to be read but, based on the audience reaction at the conference, it’s a book that’s struck a chord with a lot of people. 417 more words


Writers, artists, rocks and trees

John and I leave Armidale early in the morning, heading south. The day before, on our drive through Uralla, Ginny pointed out Moons Bakery, open from 4.00am and a truckies’ favourite. 1,772 more words


‘Growing Poetry’: Zalehah Turner reviews The Red Room Company’s New Shoots

The Red Room Company is devoted to creating poetry in unusual and useful ways and their project this year, New Shoots, poems inspired by plants and trees, will see poetic pathways in the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, Bundanon Trust and the Sydney Olympic Park. 943 more words

Australian Poetry

Haiku #165 (Sydney Writer's Festival book launch)

The world fell away.
She couldn’t take her eyes off
Him, spilling warm tears

Of pride. Hours of
Harvesting at his laptop.
Now he eats the fruit.


Live & Local

It has been a busy week for me as I have organised the local events to celebrate National Library Week.

We kicked off the week with the… 293 more words

The Inconvenient Truth About Shark Attacks

A recent article I wrote for the UTS ‘At the Festival’ publication as part of the 2016 Sydney Writer’s Festival. Check out the website here: 699 more words

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