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…

What I’m Reading August 2018

This month’s reading pile features three very different books (poetry, essays, a novel), each resonating with its own heartbeat. I’ll begin with Axiomatic by Maria Tumarkin. It’s a new release and I’d heard a lot of advance buzz, so feel fortunate I got my hands on a library copy when I did. Word of mouth has only…