Sydney Writers Circle meetup hits the mark

Sydney Writers Circle meetup hits the mark

Sydney Writers Circle meetup hits the mark Sydney Writers Circle meetup has recently been the subject of a study into group dynamics with a positive finding that we deliver the goods ... that is, helpful, gentle and 'affirming' feedback for emerging writers.

Father’s Day

Father’s Day

A Tribute to My Father, Donald Urquhart I think of my father every day, not only on Father’s Day. I loved him deeply; admired his intelligence, his resourcefulness, his warm sense of humour and his courage in adversity. He loved the Australian landscape: the desert; the mountains; the coast; the rainforests.

Unreliable narration, the narrator and the self

Unreliable narration, the narrator and the self

Unreliable Narration A narrative can really carry you along. From the outset a reader trusts a storyteller, feeling in the mood to be entertained, to be moved, to have her/his emotions piqued. But what happens when a narrator doesn’t fulfil the required anticipation? Disappointment! But in the case of the use of the writing technique called ‘unreliable …

Christmas in July

Christmas in July

Christmas in July in Sydney's Rocks With the weather so cold this July, it was a welcome relief to see the sun and feel its warmth for the celebration of Christmas in July! Members of the City of Sydney community centres in Redfern, Kings Cross, Glebe and Millers Point, as well as many of The Rocks locals, turned out to enjoy a feast of fruit and …

SIRIUS SAVED

SIRIUS SAVED

SIRIUS SAVED A BIG WIN FOR THE PEOPLE SSOA is celebrating the win in the Land and Environment Court in favour of heritage protecton for the SIRIUS Building in The Rocks. As reported in smh.com.au (by Jacob Saulwick July 25) the building of brutalist architecture design will remain standing for some time yet, after the NSW government's plans to …

NAIDOC WEEK AT THE ROCKS

NAIDOC WEEK AT THE ROCKS

NAIDOC WEEK was celebrated at The Rocks with a guest speaker who promoted this year’s message: ‘Our Languages Matter’. During a morning tea at the Harry Jensen Centre provided by the City of Sydney, Ted Cruse-Stacey declared, ‘Orana meegay, yuiny!’ (Welcome men and women!) Ted described how 250 indigenous languages were …