“Intimate, intense and intriguing.” The Light on the Water – Downstairs Studio Sunday 3.30pm – Session Mini Review It’s a tough session. The one competing with the crowded People’s Choice and the ever popular Footpath Library. But anyone who forewent those events to attend The Light on the Water made the choice of the weekend. […]

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The Adas: 2017 Judges

“It takes courage to write poems and stories and to expose them to the critical judgement of others.”  Elisabeth Grove, Ada Cambridge Biographical Prose judge We are pleased to announce the following judges for The Ada Cambridge writing prizes: Biographical Prose Nick Gadd is a novelist, essayist and blogger. He is the author of the […]

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Helen Cerne (Curiouser and Curiouser) –  Mini Review The audience was fascinated when Enza Gandolfo, who was chairing, encouraged Helen to show us her notebooks from over the years — full of clippings, drawings, pictures, words, reflections. The readings from her book Shifting (a joint autobiography comprising alternating chapters written by herself and her late […]

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The Fighter: A True Story. Arnold Zable in conversation with Donna Ward – Session Mini Review What a pleasure to hear Arnold Zable introducing his most recent book, a biography of Henry Nissen, former champion boxer, current dockworker and champion of the poor and dispossessed of the Melbourne streets. The sympathy and generosity of spirit […]

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Rose Damon, winner of The Ada Cambridge Biographical Prose Prize 2016, for her short story, ‘The Line’, shares her experience on winning with us. “I just want to offer my heartfelt thanks for a wonderful experience on the weekend, for the beautiful anthology, and for the prize of $1000 awarded for my short story, ‘The Line’. […]

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A Passion for Footy – Angela Pippos, Michael Hyde and Nicole Hayes. Footy’s close to my heart. So before hand-balling to the panel, I took to the stage sporting my Collingwood scarf and waving my Collingwood flag. I was hoping to get the modest audience all fired up for a scintillating hour of talk about […]

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