Brazil World Cup Writers

World Cup writers World Cup writers – those impatient Brazilians are so greedy for goals they’ll take them anywhere anytime! Yes, Sydney School of Arts & Humanities even had an Australian representative at the game! Photo credits Jasmine McDonald Williams and Claudio Rodriguez, wearing the colours of Australia – or, wait a minute, …

Sydney School of Arts & Humanities shows it cares for the ABC

People turned out in wintry weather today for a show of support for the ABC. Sydney’s Martin Place came alive to the sound of drums, Wendy Harmer, ex-702 breakfast host Adam Spencer, ex-Media Watcher, Jonathan Holmes and others … and Sydney School of Arts & Humanities caught a couple of snaps. Contact 0432 289 311 […]

Memoir group on ANZAC Day

On Anzac Day, members of our writers workshop Sydney memoir group OMG! participated in a session of readings of correspondence between soldiers of the Great War and their loved ones in Hyde Park. The excerpts came from Love Letters of the Great War (Macmillan, Lon, 1914) edited by Mandy Kirkby. All the WWI letters showed […]

Easter Monday Renascence

Easter Monday, the day that we, as a family in the 1950’s, would go to the Royal Easter Show. And yet today I find myself working towards the culmination of four weeks of hard labour preparing our home for sale. This day is warm with vibrant blue skies, revealing the early morning moon still ascending, […]

Unexpected Success for New Creative Writer

First-time creative writer and friend of our school, Gerry O’Sullivan, has self-published an ebook thriller, Gangsters of Shanghai, to unexpected international success. He finds it’s been placed on the Amazon.com Kindle top 10 list in the historical thriller genre. So far the book has sold over 19,000 copies. The sales on Amazon.com, Amazon.UK and …

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. …