SSOA & Facebook

Having rejoined Facebook after several years of absence due to focussing on SSOA, I gape at the productivity of some correspondents. I feel the way I felt this evening as I gazed at this bank of gums … that is as an observer in awe. From my brief experience so far, Facebook offers as much […]

Machu Picchu and above

Sydney School of Arts has just returned from an out-of-this-world experience of wandering around the ruins of Machu Picchu, this ancient Peruvian temple city. We were also able to buy from a small bookshop in Cusco an English-language edition of Hiram Bingham’s account of his rediscovery of this soaring example of visionary thinking in architecture. …

Slicing the Moon: a screen book of poems

Launched: Syam Sudhakar and Lis James’ dvd, Slicing the Moon, filled with thoughtful words and sensuous images. You’ll find a download of the DVD on our menu bar under Books and DVDs … Well worth a look. Poems Featured in the DVD: -green sun -water and earth -the tea cup -enchantress atop a potted palm […]

This week in Peru … International Women´s Day

A view of the Temple of Women at the Pachacamac huaca, near Lima. In Lima, in preparation for some travel to a jungle retreat (don´t get me wrong, it won´t be deep & dark, just the edge of the jungle not too far from Puerta Maldonado) I´ve been reading Mario Vargas LLosa´s The Way to […]

Lima, PERU

Sydney School of Arts & Humanities Director, Dr Christine Williams, is currently visiting Peru … with several interviews with Peruvian writers lined up over the next couple of weeks. Keep in touch to find out what writers in Sydney and Lima have in common. ´By chance – if anything is by chance – I came […]

OMG! Memoir Group resumes for 2014

We meet to share our love of story and life itself. Tuesday mornings in Surry Hills are a must! Our publications are coming soon so we’ll keep you posted. Everyone agreed that Meg Mooney’s Christmas impression was valuable enough to share with a wider readership. So here it is, a tribute to both the writer […]

Manufacturing Book

Manufacturing Book

LAUNCH OF AUSTRALIAN MANUFACTURING MEMOIR   A new memoir of a lifetime spent working for the rights of manufacturing workers, including car manufacturers, has been published in Sydney by a Queensland author, who is a former Victorian union official. Manufacturing Unions: A Memoir is the story of the on-the-job experiences of John Blackwell, former …