First-time playwright Meg Mooney

First-time playwright, Meg Mooney, has drawn on her extensive experience of theatre to create her first play staged at the Genesian Theatre. ‘Little Bird’ was one of four plays at the Genesian Theatre Play Festival last week. Using a storyline based on the issue of domestic violence, the play explores the tension within a relationship …

City of Sydney celebration

City of Sydney celebration

This week was celebration time for the City of Sydney as Lord Mayor Clover Moore hosted a Christmas reception at the Town Hall to thank hundreds of individuals and enterprises who have taken part in providing services to the city’s communities over the past 12 months. Clover Moore, who has been Lord Mayor of Sydney for over a […]

Melbourne Cup winner Michelle Payne

Melbourne Cup winner Michelle Payne

Melbourne cup: first female winner Melbourne Cup winner Michelle Payne with her brother, Stevie, the winning strapper for Prince of Penzance Congratulations to Michelle Payne for winning and being so outspoken! Click through AIME Timeline photo. Feature photo credit Melbourne Age.     Michelle Payne was the first woman to win the Melbourne …

Sculpture by the Sea – SSOA’s pick

Sculpture by the Sea – SSOA’s pick

These are just a few of our favourite sculptures from Sculptures by the Sea. The exhibition lasts until November 8. We suggest you get along to view even more works of wonder. The sculptures can’t rival the setting, a truly glorious work of sculpture from sandstone and sea running from Bronte to Bondi beaches, but […]

ANZAC STORIES

ANZAC STORIES A reflection from Charles Dodgson travelling in Greece The Second Anzacs Dare say there aren’t many Australian or New Zealand children unfamiliar with the ANZAC story. Murdoch’s father, Keith, ensured that the dreadful defeat on the cliffs of Gallipoli in 1915 reached national legend status. But, few school children learn of …

Frankfurt Book Fair

Frankfurt Book Fair

  Frankfurt Book Fair might seem out of reach to most Australian authors  – but we’ve just had 4 of our writers represented there. We teamed up with the Australian Self Publishing Group, which has had a stall there for the past few years … and next year we may even expand our operations to go directly. […]

Blackheath dreaming

Blackheath dreaming

Blackheath dreaming or off to the market On assignment in Blackheath – well, the truth is my head was turned by the bounty of nature on a day trip to visit friends in the mountains … Food, food, food  – and not a book in sight … Photos from Blackheath