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Right now, as we each experience isolation differently, food is a comfort for many. These times are also a reminder of how much food is a vehicle for connecting with family, friends and culture. In Talking Writing: Food, we consider the use of food to convey history, community, identity, love and memory. It can also […]
Katharine Susannah Prichard
In its annual Honouring Australian Writers series, Writing NSW pays tribute to writers who have made an important contribution to our literary culture. In 2020 we honour Katharine Susannah Prichard with an event at the State Library NSW on Saturday 22 August.
Writers On Writing / Linda Funnell on seeing potential in a manuscript
We chatted to experienced editor and publisher Linda Funnell, ahead of her course Online Feedback: Manuscript Development, about what she looks for in a great manuscript, what makes a good relationship between a writer and their editor, and what she’s reading at the moment.
What We're Reading / What We’re Listening To: July Edition
In advance of this month’s Talking Writing event, Writing NSW staff recommend podcasts, audiobooks and albums almost good enough to eat. Curl up with some popcorn, your favourite blanket and headphones and indulge in this selection of soul-food for your ears.
Writers On Writing / Ryan O’Neill recommends his top short stories
We asked author Ryan O’Neill to recommend a couple of his favourite short stories, ahead of his course Online Feedback: Short Stories, and he responded with some crackers. All stories are available to read online, so you can see what the fuss is about.
Each month we shine our spotlight on a member of the Writing NSW community to learn more about their writing journey, achievements and inspirations.
Spotlight On / Scripto Libris
By Lou Garcia-Dolnik
‘Writing is a tough and lonely journey, but also immensely satisfying and fun. Seek out those who can travel alongside you and continue to make use of all the workshops and opportunities available. Together, we form our own communities.’
Spotlight On / Therese Spruhan
By Lou Garcia-Dolnik
‘[I wanted] to show the complexity of our relationship with pools as much more than places where we learn to swim and cool off in summer… the pool has inspired imaginations, built courage, fulfilled dreams, provided a refuge and, for some, has been a type of church.’