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Writing Workshops at the Muslim School

By Jenny Blackford     The flowers in the garden of the inner-city Muslim school are kangaroo paws just like mine at home-  ...

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A tanka

By Sandra Renew     she still remembers the brass teapot trampled under soldiers’ boots but then retrieved dusted off and...

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Diaspora

By Nessa O’Mahony   His regular spot; curled foetus-tight, back to the wall at the end of the canal, near the bridge at Baggot...

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Still

By Ellen Shelley   On an ordinary day the water stills the air waves fall silent   birds on parachute wings spiral to gorund...

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Australian Alcatraz
Or why I am not a painter

by Richard James Allen Only weeks, months, at the most a year or so, before Gough Whitlam’s ‘It’s Time’ changed everything, for a...

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31st December 1817 Sailed the Brig Active for Lisbon

By Geoff Budden   The tides and capes of Bonavista now safely astern, Newfoundland below the western horizon they sailed into the new...

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A Voice Unheard

By Bill Cotter     It is a travesty of dawn, this dank And oily semi light, oozing through The alleys, the shattered windows and...

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Of those who stay

By Jeremy C. North   This evening, intrepid plans are forged. A familiar tune of starry-eyed wanderlust that emanates from share flat...

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Shelley’s drowning

By Duncan Richardson     they knew it was him though the fish had scribed their own verses on his skin they knew it was him from...

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Book review: The Lace Weaver

Reviewed by Wendy J. Dunn Each lace shawl begins and ends the same way – with a circle. Everything is connected with a thread as fine...

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Author interview: Lauren Chater

Interview by Nik Shone   What motivated you to start writing and what draws you to historical fiction? I always wanted to be a writer,...

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Author interview: Kathryn Gauci

Interviewer: Savannah White Kathryn Gauci was born in England and studied textiles where she specialised in carpet design. After...

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Avenge the Nurses

By Samuel Bernard Williams © 2017   1700 hours – Eleventh of May, Nineteen hundred and forty three ‘Passes chaps,’ the corporal...

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Searching For Mentaloon

By Carol Major   I am here in Malaysia with Hugh. I know we will fight. This is because he is the son of the last British Advisor in...

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Mrs Linden’s Puppy

By Carol Major In Sydney’s inner west, nine-year old Crisanto is following Mrs Linden and Earl. He has been watching them for the last...

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Book Review: The Tides Between by Elizabeth Jane Corbett

Review by Jayme Constandino At the crux of it, The Tides Between is a story about self discovery. The narrative follows young girl Bridie...

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Book review: The Heart is a Burial Ground by Tamara Colchester

Reviewed by Skye Jenner. This book isn’t the kind that I normally read. That’s not to say that I didn’t thoroughly enjoy it. But it...

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Novel excerpt: The Embroiderer

The Embroiderer can be bought at all good bookshops and online at amazon and book depository. During the early hours of Wednesday,...

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Author interview: Glenice Whitting

Interview by Madeleine Reid   Pickle to Pie is the story of a second-generation Australian of German descent, Frederick...

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ON THE RUN

by DANYELLE GUYATT A stage play based on the fairy-tale Hansel and Gretel (1812) by the Brothers Grimm EXT. ALEPPO. DAY Two siblings,...

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A Chinese Bowl and a Summer Dress

By Anita Patel   Ah Mui feeds me my breakfast egg—savoury brown laced with “kecap”. She mixes it in a glazed bowl patterned with...

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A Book Review of Hoa Pham’s ‘Lady of the Realm’

Reviewed by Angela Wauchop “… and I was lifted reluctantly into the boat as it ploughed into the sea. On the beach the men I knew from...

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Author interview – Elizabeth Jane Corbett

By Senaj Alijevski What sparked your interest in immigration? This is an important theme in your novel. Does the history behind the...

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An Unspoken Apology

BY SENAJ ALIJEVSKI   After countless times of sending my resume to places that were hiring, I finally found one that suited my...

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Arcadia Abroad

 An excerpt from ‘Arcadia Abroad’ By Amanda Pearson   November, 1993 The Irish Sea The boat is listing starboard, the sun, barely...

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The Flesh Off Their Backs

By Jeremy C. North   Back in my war-torn homeland, everyone in the neighbourhood was like family. I couldn’t imagine life apart from...

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Conviction

By Jane Downing   ‘What was your very first memory, tell it to me,’ Frank commanded Billy. Billy lay on his stomach on the cell...

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Untouchable

By Ash Leonard   The stillness of the night air surrounds me, chilling me. I wrap my arms tightly around myself, but it doesn’t do...

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To Pailin

By Antonia Schuster   July 2017 In the concrete bunker the acrid smoke of the bus driver’s cigarette curls through the stale air....

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The Immigrant’s Grandson: Growing Up In Footscray by Glenice Whitting

An excerpt from the award-winning novel Pickle to Pie. Pickle to Pie can be bought at all good bookshops and online at amazon and book...

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