Book Review / Blakwork by Alison Whittaker
By Kyra Thomsen
“Always, a mirror is held up for the reader to re-examine themselves in the reflection of the work and the struggles of Indigenous peoples.”
Kyra Thompson reviews Blakwork by Alison Whittaker, a poetry collection which provokes thought on contemporary and historical Indigenous consciousness in our society.
Book Review / The Book of Ordinary People by Claire Varley
By Amanda McLeod
“Varley has experience working in migrant and refugee communities, and in violence prevention initiatives, which lends her fiction an authentic voice and genuine gravitas.”
Amanda Mcleod reviews The Book of Ordinary People, a snapshot of present-day multiculteral Australia.
Writers On Writing / The best reasons to self-publish with Joel Naoum
By Joel Naoum
“After all the time you have put into writing your book, it is essential to ensure that it’s presented to readers professionally and attractively.”
We spoke with Joel Naoum about his 7-week self publishing course, at the end of which participants will have a published book for sale online and in print-on-demand formats.
Writers On Writing / Challenging ideas about truth with Jesse Blackadder
“The historical novel isn’t only retelling an old story. It’s a way to challenge ideas about truth, memory, history, and fiction.”
We interviewed author Jesse Blackadder in the lead-up to her workshop Going Down in History: Writing Historical Fiction. Join her on Saturday 22 September to learn how to research and write history to make it come alive.
Writers On Writing / Eliminating Errors with Tony Spencer-Smith
“Grammar and punctuation are generally as natural to us as the air we breathe. They are the way any language works.” Despite the importance of grammar, many people still struggle.
Join Tony Spencer-Smith for his workshop Eliminating Errors on Saturday 22 September to learn what you need to know in order to write well.