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 …

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

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 …

The British Library

The British Library

The British Library, the BL, that grand old dame (or is it fellow?) is reappraised by an Indian scholar on a visit to London – and she/he comes up trumps. This week’s post comes from Associate Professor at Delhi University, RK Dhawan: London is a unique city. So varied and dynamic – with such a […]

The hectic pace of life

The hectic pace of life

The hectic pace of life and making time for love … You’re thinking life is too hectic and stressful to spend time meditating on the nature of love, social mores and revolutionary change? Yet these issues form the very stuff of writing. So let’s hear it from a 17th century Quaker perspective: ‘Somewhere in the […]

Creative Writing A Stitch In Time

Creative Writing A Stitch In Time

Creative Writing Piece of the Week A Stitch in Time by Kay Barker Am I crazy? It’s 0550 as I sit waiting at a bus stop in Noosa on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast for my long-planned journey to morph into reality. Three current exhibitions in Brisbane are garment-related. It’s only natural that my friend Sally and […]

New York fun times in the fall

New York fun times in the fall

Back from a flash flight for New York fun in the fall, Sydney School of Arts & Humanities has charged its creative writing batteries. After our trip to the New York Public Library for book-buying rather than research and visits to the Garment District for research rather than garment lace-buying, who knows what may come of our skating-on-thin-ice …