Feature Articles / Writing and Community: The Opposite of Schadenfreude
By Ashley Kalagian Blunt
‘These days nearly all my friends are writers. Much of the joy in my life comes from our conversations about books, our introspective lives, and our work. It also comes from witnessing their efforts and celebrating their successes.’
Feature Articles / Writing and Community: A Quicksilver World
By Vicki Laveau-Harvie
‘Playing with quicksilver is what poets do. Like children gently prodding the mercury and marvelling at the weightlessness of what appears heavy, the fleetness of what should be slow, the formation of one from what was many, poets do not feel the danger their material conceals …’
Feature Articles / Brenda Saunders on writing about, for and within communities
By Brenda Saunders
The words writing and community are inseparable in my creative practice. I write about and for my Aboriginal Community and also within the broader community of writers and the reading public.
Feature Articles / Writing and Community: Strange Energies
By Walter Mason
In the midst of a quiet exercise, as we all had our heads bowed over our journals, something happened and the card table at the centre shook, causing the spheres to clink together in a quick little song of supernatural promise. The ghosts of Rozelle were saying goodbye.