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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Nick Gadd (Walking and Writing the Suburbs) Nick spoke without notes about his award-winning blog Melbourne Circle, while his daughter operated the power point showing fascinating photos taken on Nick’s walks around Melbourne suburbs. The audience would call out “I’ve seen that one” or “I used to go to that derelict cinema in the old […]

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“ABOUT EIGHTEEN MONTHS ago, I started to spend time walking around the inner western suburbs of Melbourne where I have lived for twenty years. It wasn’t for fitness reasons – this wasn’t cheerless power walking, but vague wandering. As I went, I took photos of street art, faded signage, smoke pouring out of chimneys, old […]

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