Hobsons Bay Libraries invite you to Catch and Kill—The politics of power – on Tuesday 1 September, 6.45pm – 8.15pm at Williamstown Library, 104 Ferguson Street, Williamstown Catch and Kill is an inside account of the beguiling and nomadic nature of the unholy trinity of politics – the winning, the wielding, the losing. Taking us into the […]

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Much of my poetry resides in drawers or boxes. The Adas meant that two poems saw daylight again; they were clipped, groomed, vigorously edited and entered. To have them shortlisted and published in such an impressive Anthology made my whole year. But to win the poetry section was an honour and a sheer delight. I […]

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Two sides to every story Participating as an entrant then as a judge in the Ada Cambridge Biographical Prose Prize, demands different perspectives on each story As their names are called and the Ada Cambridge Biographical Prose Prize shortlisted writers take to the stage, there’s a mixture of hope and anxiety across their faces. I’m […]

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Photo – Jenny Bates I love Richard Piper and I was delighted to be able to announce it to the audience (and my husband) when I had the pleasure of introducing The Footpath Library in The Chamber on Sunday afternoon.  What a lovely session this was.  Raj Sidhu began by explaining the work of The […]

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The relationship between you, the page and the pen I arrived unfashionably late to Steve Carroll’s session and entered to catch Carroll talking of once having been in an Eagles cover band. As a fan of the original band, this confirmed that the man was sure to know what he was talking about (and the […]

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William Saroyan – the Pulitzer Prize winning author – wrote these words. “I am interested in madness. I believe it is the biggest thing in the human race, and the most constant. How do you take away from a man his madness without also taking his identity?” Amongst many other brilliant works he wrote one […]

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