World Book Day April 23 Cesar Vallejo On the look out for a thoughtful period of cultural exchange in Peru this week, I came across the work of the late poet, Cesar Vallejo, who is acclaimed as having revolutionised poetry in Spanish. Excerpt from The Black Heralds
As an outcome of SSOA author, Geetha Waters’ efforts as an education consultant in India, our organisation gives moral support to The H2 Apparels Community School in Palamaner in rural Andhra Pradesh. The school for the children of local women factory workers has been running for a year, and the challenge that the Principal Mr. […]
Poet and novelist, Ferdinando Manzo, has just had an article about his work published in an interpreters' and translators' magazine, In Touch. The article highlights the launch of his last poetry collection Night Road to Life by the poet, Paolo Totaro AM.
SAVE OUR SIRIUS barbecue-ing was a hit last night with members of the local community at The Rocks, as well as supporters from far afield
Present Continuous A tough exercise, this one, to write a passage using only present continuous tense. And the winner was … Helena Ameisen. Of course it’s extending the limits of what length sounds and feel right in the use of present continuous to ask students to write using that tense only for 10 minutes. But […]
Harmony Day in The Rocks was celebrated with a luncheon feast at the Harry Jensen Centre yesterday, compliments of the Council of the City of Sydney.
The sights and sounds of fabulous India - they can be found in their most exciting forms during a religious ceremony in Kerala involving their greatly loved, admired and cared for elephants.
Globalisation and Literature was the theme for a conference from which I've just returned, representing SSOA at Osmania University in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. Organised at the Osmania University Centre for International Programmes (OUCIP), the conference gave established scholars as well as Masters and PhD students the chance to hear views on the …
KATHAKALI DANCE TRADITION THRIVING As Director of Sydney School of Arts & Humanities on a visit to South India last week, I was welcomed to an impromptu viewing of students training at their special school near Thrissur. At Kerala Kalamandalam, the Kathakali dance performance training school-university, students have to work hard to learn the complicated …
'Why and How I Write' was the writing prompt for the week. Members of our creative writing groups came up with a couple of stimulating responses, which so many writers can relate to. I dream up stories in a variety of places, such as the shower.