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Sydney Writer's Festival is going to be amazing (it's not)

Sydney Writer’s Festival is pushing the poz bigly. On the ideological menu this year: slavery, migrants, open borders, intersectional feminism, diversity, safe spaces, globalism, refugees, and Nasty Women. 672 more words


Sydney Writer's Festival 2017 Launch

One of the pleasures of being a book seller is attending the many book and festival launches that occur throughout the year.

Last night was the Launch of the 2017… 258 more words


Truth to power: one woman's pursuit for justice

“Tenacious” and “scheming” are not the first words that spring to mind as Murri Elder, Aunty Lesley Williams, chatters away, both arms enthusiastically gesticulating while her large brown eyes survey the crowd at the Carrington Hotel, Katoomba. 790 more words


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

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