Promoting Authors through Audio Visual

Promoting Authors through Audio Visual

Filmmaker Faisal Sayani, who has recently joined SSOA, is offering video promos to create a major boost to authors’ Facebook profiles. Whether you are a self-published or a mainstream author, a promotional video can make a big difference to your public profile. It gives you the chance to put your work into context, about what […]

Writing of the Week: Unreliable narrator

Writing of the Week: Unreliable narrator

Unreliable Narration A narrative can really carry you along. From the outset a reader trusts a storyteller, feeling in the mood to be entertained, to be moved, to have her/his emotions piqued. But what happens when a narrator doesn’t fulfil the required anticipation? Disappointment! But in the case of the use of the writing technique called ‘unreliable narrator’, a lack in fulfilling the trust that a reader has imbued in a narrator is quite deliberate and can lead to a different type of fulfilment. Horror, or humour, for instance. …
Christmas in July

Christmas in July

Christmas in July in Sydney's Rocks With the weather so cold this July, it was a welcome relief to see the sun and feel its warmth for the celebration of Christmas in July! Members of the City of Sydney community centres in Redfern, Kings Cross, Glebe and Millers Point, as well as many of The Rocks locals, turned out to enjoy a feast of fruit and traditional Christmas fare. Congratulations to the staff of the Harry Jensen Centre in Argyle Street as well as other City of Sydney staff for the catering, decorations and performances that took the bite out of the wind - a welcome respite, at least for a day. …
SIRIUS SAVED

SIRIUS SAVED

SIRIUS SAVED A BIG WIN FOR THE PEOPLE SSOA is celebrating the win in the Land and Environment Court in favour of heritage protecton for the SIRIUS Building in The Rocks. As reported in smh.com.au (by Jacob Saulwick July 25) the building of brutalist architecture design will remain standing for some time yet, after the NSW government's plans to demolish the building for apartments were defeated in court. Acting judge of the Land and Environment Court Simon Molesworth ruled that former heritage minister Mark Speakman, now the state's attorney-general, made two errors of law when deciding not to list the building on the State Heritage Register. The decision, which was greeted with cheers by community campaigners in a packed court room … means that new Heritage Minister Gabrielle Upton will have to redo a decision as to whether to list the building. …
NAIDOC WEEK AT THE ROCKS

NAIDOC WEEK AT THE ROCKS

NAIDOC WEEK was celebrated at The Rocks with a guest speaker who promoted this year’s message: ‘Our Languages Matter’. During a morning tea at the Harry Jensen Centre provided by the City of Sydney, Ted Cruse-Stacey declared, ‘Orana meegay, yuiny!’ (Welcome men and women!) Ted described how 250 indigenous languages were …