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 of their daily labour. …
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 education in India, following the publication of her first book Road to Rishi Konda. …
Writing of the Week Curious leaf design

Writing of the Week Curious leaf design

Writing of the Week Curious leaf design Crop circles, snowflakes and the exactitude of this one leaf with its perfect lines ... I went to a spiritual workshop some time ago. A whole day of being with a group of really diverse people (I know one shouldn’t qualify diverse - but really in this circumstance it calls for it - we were all from different walks of life, genders, age groups), all gathered in someone’s living room …
Staying: A Memoir

Staying: A Memoir

Book Review by Sharon Dean Every part of this book makes my heart either ache or sing. In Staying, Jessie Cole describes the slow process of regaining her footing in the world after the suicide of her sister and then her father. ‘When someone takes their own life,’ she writes, ‘it is hard to forget that they […]

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, …

Poets Perform for the Lady

Poets Perform for the Lady

Poets Perform for The Lady and the Unicorn  Watching performance poets is always a textural experience – words, flow, sound, movement. It’s such an energising process that being in the audience is a far from passive experience; a bit like REM sleep. But watching poets perform modern thoughts and words in front of the overpoweringly […]