JENNY SHELDON’S BOOK LAUNCH A STUNNER

JENNY SHELDON’S BOOK LAUNCH A STUNNER

Jenny Sheldon’s book launch last night was a stunner – equal parts love-in-the-air and determination, as the title ‘I WILL: A MEMOIR of STROKE, RENEWAL and THE POWER OF SONG’ would suggest. Guests were graced with a stand-out ‘a cappella’ performance by the choir which Jenny is associated with, The Sea Naturals, based …

Hundreds Gather for ABC Support

Hundreds Gather for ABC Support

The ABC and Independent Thought With all the talk of 'fake' news coming from certain self-serving politicians these days, it has always been reassuring to me that in Australia we have an independent news service in the ABC, as well as other ABC radio, television and online programs made by skilled producers with integrity and honesty being the core …

Sunrise and Dance

Sunrise and Dance

Sunrise and Dance SSOA author, Geetha Waters, returned to South India following the publication of her first book, Road to Rishi Konda, to apply the principles of J Krishnamurti’s philosophies to the practice of education for children.

The Dark Side of the Opera theatrical book launch

The Dark Side of the Opera theatrical book launch

The Dark Side of the Opera book launch and theatrical performance went off with pizzazz in front of a crowd of more than 60 attendees at the Nita McCrae Park's Abraham Mott Hall on Saturday night. Experimental in nature, the show stretched the audience's understanding of what a multi-media artist and poet can achieve in working on the themes of a poetry …

Theatrical performance based on poetry

Theatrical performance based on poetry

Theatrical performance based on poetry SSOA author Ferdinando Manzo’s latest poetry collection has been featured in an Italian magazine article. The magazine has reported on the theatrical performance Manzo is to direct at Millers Point next month in conjunction with the launch of his poetry collection, ‘The Dark Side of the Opera’. The performance …

A TASTE FOR DIAMONDS

A TASTE FOR DIAMONDS

A TASTE FOR DIAMONDS BOOK LAUNCH CELEBRATION Diane Harding’s latest novel  A Taste for Diamonds looked dramatic lining the bookshelves of Harry Hartog’s Bookstore at Warringah Mall when it was launched a few nights ago. Ferdinando Manzo had designed the cover to capture the passion of tango – that same passion that can create a desire for diamonds. About …

The Quiet American Re-viewing a classic text

The Quiet American Re-viewing a classic text

The Quiet American Re-viewing a classic text. What's been your book of choice over the balmy days of summer - some of them balmy, anyway? If you're used to reading emails for work, writing emails for work and playing with a substantial number of words every day (social media, crosswords, shopping lists!), on holiday break you tend to miss them like …