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Event: Literary Soirée Canberra – Oct 26

Baby Boomers! Do come along to this after work on Wednesday evening. We will have a wow of a time with bubbly/wine/beer and tapas at the Bookplate Restaurant on Wednesday evening at 5:45pm. A great place to come after work and be entertained by one of Australia's most...

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The Beach Volcano by Nigel Featherstone

Nigel Featherstone’s prose in The Beach Volcano is ample evidence of his literary writing skills. His mastery of nuance and clever character development techniques combine to drive the plot inexorably forward, and this novella is a compelling one, from beginning to...

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Flesh Wounds by Richard Glover

Richard Glover conducts a heartfelt, meticulous autopsy of his key family relationships in Flesh Wounds. The result? We get the sinister and the sensitive, the heart-wrenching and the uplifting, the humorous and the melancholy, the hubris and the intellect — but wait...

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How To Be A Writer by John Birmingham

Reading this book was like some kind of masochistic scraping over the hot coals, and yet, in inimitable JB style, (that ‘slap in the face’ method of getting your attention), works for me! John’s irreverent style not only works, but is also invaluable for newly...

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Eye of the Sheep by Sofie Laguna

In a process akin to osmosis, Sofie Laguna draws us deeply into this story, breaking through our semi-permeable membrane. We are transported through the mind of young Jimmy Flick, a child who thinks in patterns, has an incredible bond with his mother and who certainly...

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A New Beginning

This poem is about what personal growth reveals: A NEW BEGINNING I read some wise words today, that made me sit up and take heed; I realised with a blinding flash, I’d neglected a person in need. Somehow and someplace in time, I decided that they weren’t deserving;...

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Four Haiku for today

Speedy, sharp sound bites half-heart grabs, fuzzy pictures news too fast to heed. Speed is all today. There is no time for thinking peace is all but lost. Sighing of the sea Salt in the breeze, breaking foam. Oh! For the ocean! A ball of fur with closed eyes. My cat...

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Leaving

leaving leaving the slices of sunshine on the windowsill and where the early breeze breathes leaves and earth through thin curtains and the magpies yodel calling for mince and the rattle of cups in the sink and leaving the place where she used to read in the late...

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