What I’m Reading September 2018

Not that it was planned in any way, but the theme of the month appears to be non-fiction/memoir. I began with Get Up Mum by Justin Heazlewood, an account of his experience as a 12-year-old, finishing primary school while also taking care of his mother during chronic periods of her mental illness. His writing is warm,…

Interview with Ailsa Piper: On Walking and Writing

The following is the second of the two interviews I salvaged from the audio taken at the Williamstown Literary Festival. The first interview with Emilie Zoey Baker is here. I also had to great pleasure of talking to Ailsa Piper, author, director, actor, teacher, speaker and broadcaster. I hope you enjoy it as much as…

Literary Nillumbik: Ekphrasis Poetry Award 2018

Group photo of the winners, highly commended, judges, actor-readers and special guests I was one of the lucky winners at the Literary Nillumbik ceremony on Saturday 2nd September. The full list is below, taken from the Nillumbik Shire Council Arts and Cultural Development Facebook page. Ekphrasis Poetry Award 2018, judged by Helen Lucas, Steve Smart…