The Writer As Revolutionary

The Writer As Revolutionary

The Writer As Revolutionary The mentality of the individual writer develops a vast repertoire of ways of adapting his/herself among many different styles and groups. When to cynically display one’s wit, and when to display one’s softened heart? Through the process of outpouring onto the page, bonds to the outside world grow, invisible links strengthen …

BOOK LAUNCH WAKING THE MIND

BOOK LAUNCH WAKING THE MIND

Book Launch Waking the Mind launched at Ariel Bookstore in Darlinghurst The launch of Geetha Water's second book Waking the Mind - published by SSOA - was held at Ariel book sellers in Oxford Street this month. Christine Williams, the Director of Sydney School of Arts and Humanities, introduced some background on Geetha's current work in holistic …

Gone but not forgotten

Gone but not forgotten

  Gone but not forgotten   Another year of the 2018 Sydney Writers’ Festival has passed through theatres, bays, lounges, universities and galleries, and especially through Carriageworks – all such appealing places. The charming and intellectual engagement these events inspire brought into light subjects and novels hidden in the shadows, …

Creative writing: its significance to me

Creative writing: its significance to me

The significance of creative writing to me It arrived in the mail last week, a hand-written envelope in familiar writing. Ripping it open, I began reading: Dear Therese, I am writing to remind you of what Shubavuha said. ‘Your life is a canvas with limited space. What do you want on the canvas of your life?' ... Each week I look forward to Fridays …

Writing of the Week Upanishads

Writing of the Week Upanishads

Writing of the Week Upanishads In a recent meet up of our Sydney School of Arts & Humanities Friday creative writing group, the writing prompt set for members to limber up word-wise for 10-minutes was: ‘There are many truths. Each truth comes from the eye of the observer.’ Here is the response from a new […]

Poems Yonder See the Morning Blink

Poems Yonder See the Morning Blink

Poems Yonder See the Morning Blink There are as many ways of writing as there are writers - and this week we have a reflection by one of our writers on how she mindfully plunged into the task of writing on the prompt for the week. The 10 minute writing exercise at SSOA was set by the convenor Aviva Lowy, who offered the classic poem 'Yonder See the …