A creative writing book launch for ARCO

A creative writing book launch for ARCO

A creative writing book launch for ‘ARCO The legend of the blue vortex’ by Ferdinando Manzo was celebrated over the holiday weekend – and it was a great creative writing event, filled with poets sharing their work, good food and (mostly red) wine. Mestizo Cafe in Crown St Darlinghurst, just off Oxford St, was the […]

RU OK DAY

RU OK DAY

RU OK DAY Sydney School of Arts & Humanities today took part in an afternoon of story and poetry at the Harry Jensen Centre in Millers Point, The Rocks, which gave voice to how people deal with issues of mental illness. The advice given was to find a structure, a technique or an activity that might […]

Meals on Wheels Day

Meals on Wheels Day

Meals on Wheels Day Today’s the day for Meals on Wheels! And to honour and celebrate the work of so many volunteers that make this day possible, the City of Sydney laid on a spread – an afternoon tea of scones, cakes, and very healthy fruit plates. Held at the Harry Jensen Centre in Millers […]

Short story ARCO: the legend of the blue vortex

Short story ARCO: the legend of the blue vortex

Arco: the legend of the blue vortex – first Amazon review First Amazon review for Ferdinando Manzo’s new short story is outstanding – a knockout! Manzo has had his first novel published recently in Italy, and this short story has something of the same flavour of intrigue. ‘Arco: a surreal experience’ ‘Absolutely extraordinary. …

Sydney School of Arts & Humanities new books Arco

Sydney School of Arts & Humanities new books Arco

Sydney School of Arts & Humanities’ new books just published: ‘ARCO The legend of the blue vortex’ We’re sure you’ll like it.  Written by the recently published Italian novelist now living in Sydney, Ferdinando Manzo, this short story is mixed-genre. Some people are calling it adventure, some say it’s a love story. The thing is …

Grounding the sacred Literature and the Arts

Grounding the sacred Literature and the Arts

On sacred literature  Very pleased to have presented a paper to the ‘Grounding the Sacred Through Literature and the Arts’ conference at the Australian Catholic University at Strathfield in Sydney on Friday. My subject was titled, ‘Grounding the sacred: the core of Jiddu Krishnamurti’s teaching’. My paper began: ‘Rejecting the idea of looking …

NAIDOC WEEK 2015

NAIDOC WEEK 2015

NAIDOC WEEK 2015 As part of its contribution to NAIDOC Week, the City of Sydney today held an art class and morning tea at the Harry Jensen Centre in The Rocks, the place originally known by the Gadigal people of the Eora nation as Tallawoladah. The art class was facilitated by an elder from the south […]

Amitav Ghosh: London Diary

Amitav Ghosh: London Diary

RK Dhawan of Delhi University sends an update on his literary exploits in London, the highlight, perhaps, meeting Amitav Ghosh at the London School of Economics: “First, at the University of London I attended a two-day workshop on ‘Hinglish’, the mixing of English and Hindi words in our day-to-day interactions, films, writings and …