Indigenous Literacy Day September 5

Indigenous Literacy Day September 5

Indigenous Literacy Day this Wednesday September 5 - and we want to encourage you to help in whatever capacity you can. The Indigenous Literacy Foundation is a not-for-profit charity which respects the unique place of Australia's first people and draws on the expertise of the Australian book industry. There are a number of ways you can help: Donate - Fundraise - Partner - Volunteer - Bequest - or get involved in the Great Book Swap for a gold coin donation. …
World Clean Up Day September

World Clean Up Day September

HARRY JENSEN CENTRE NEWS WORLD CLEAN UP DAY September 15  is when local becomes global. In other words, what each individual does on that day and every day can contribute to a cleaner world. At a local level, a Millers Point resident, Jaz Stephens, this week gave a talk to a few dozen residents at the Harry Jensen Centre about her fundraising and consciousness-raising trip around Australia. …
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 in Cronulla. …

Local Literary Competitions

Local Literary Competitions

Local Literary Competitions The Lane Cove Literary Awards are closing shortly and entries will be accepted until Wednesday 22 August 2018 and the Better Read than Dead Bookstore writing competition deadline for short stories is August 31. …
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 …