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Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge: #32 Catch-22 by Joseph Heller+

Let’s just get this straight – I love Catch-22 and have read it many times before and was looking forward...

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This New Grub Street: The Rise of the Creative Writing Course+

Is the creative writing course the new 'Grub Street'? Kim Sherwood investigates.

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Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge: #31 Carrie by Stephen King+

Carrie is one of those books that’s soaked so deep into the public consciousness that I feel like I’ve always...

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PRISM International: Vavuniya via Anuradhapura by Michael Lockett, in Photos+

Once a month we're swapping articles with Canadian literary magazine PRISM to share our writers with a wider audience.

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Eleanor Jackson’s Album Is Out – Free Tracks Inside+

Eleanor Jackson’s show deserves to be called a tour de force. Just over an hour of material, all from memory, pieces...

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Don’t Read This Review Until You Read This Book+

Mitch Alexander on why everyone should read House of Leaves.

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Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge: #30 The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer+

This week’s Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge is covered by guest reviewer Stephen Jones. Stephen has been writing strange things for...

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An Unexpected Reunion: Sam Wareing+

Melbourne’s blessing and curse is its constancy. Its constantly inconsistent weather; the constancy of extraordinary choice at extraordinary prices; consistently...

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Sean M. Whelan: The Last Wonder+

When I was a young idiot without much idea what I wanted to do in life, I saw Sean Whelan’s...

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Psychological Shopping: Room 4 Pets+

In the last post of the series, Oliver Mol reviews Bondi Junction's Room 4 Pets.

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It’s Not Just Talk – Hip Hop is a True Religion+

Dear New South Wales Electoral Commission, You’ve asked why I should not be fined for failing to vote in my...

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Anthony O’Sullivan at One Night Wonders – Airbag+

Before Derrick Brown took to the One Night Wonders stage back in May, the night was opened by Anthony O’Sullivan...

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Pig Latin+

We've tried everything to talk with the animals – Rafael S. W. explores where we went wrong.

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I Believe in Magic+

It’s Christmas Eve, 2006. I’m in Newcastle, spending Christmas with my family. In Newcastle the air is cool even in...

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Jessica Alice at One Night Wonders – When the Bed Is Burning+

Before Derrick Brown took to the One Night Wonders stage back in May, the night was opened by Anthony O’Sullivan...

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Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge: #29 Candide by Voltaire+

This week’s Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge is covered by guest reviewer Alexandra Neill. Alexandra is a co-director of the National...

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Going Down Swinging Submissions Now Open+

For writers and illustrators. But read up, because this time it’s different. Our next collection will be made up of long pieces....

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Going With Fergus+

Z. P. Heller follows the ghosts of his father and Joyce on an exchange to Ireland.

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Anthony O’Sullivan at One Night Wonders – No Surprises+

Before Derrick Brown took to the One Night Wonders stage back in May, the night was opened by Anthony O’Sullivan...

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Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge: #28 Brick Lane by Monica Ali+

This week’s Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge is covered by guest reviewer Jodi McAlister. Jodi is a PhD candidate at Macquarie...

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GDS: Survival Achieved+

What a difference some love makes. A month ago, GDS was looking down the barrel. Our main funding was gone,...

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PRISM International: Al Purdy Versus Earle Birney (Letter Excerpts)+

Once a month we're swapping articles with Canadian literary magazine PRISM to share our writers with a wider audience.

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The Importance of Writing It Down+

Yesterday, I had a brilliant idea for this column. I stood in the doorway of my lounge room and thought,...

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Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge: #27 Brave New World by Aldous Huxley+

This week’s Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge is covered by guest reviewer Marlee Jane Ward. Marlee is a Sydney writer who studied...

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Jessica Alice at One Night Wonders – I’ve Been Wondering About How Dinosaurs Had Sex+

Before Derrick Brown took to the One Night Wonders stage back in May, the night was opened by Anthony O’Sullivan...

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Anthony O’Sullivan at One Night Wonders – Poem for the Anthem for a Generation+

Before Derrick Brown took to the One Night Wonders stage back in May, the night was opened by Anthony O’Sullivan...

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PRISM International: Our Favourite Writing from Canadian Lit Mags+

Once a month we're swapping articles and interviews with Canadian literary magazine PRISM to share our writers with a wider...

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Help Save Going Down Swinging+

After 35 years, GDS needs your help to stay alive. Our Survival Drive has raised $16,312 on Pozible and through our online...

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Poesis Ex Machina: Non-Human Language and Mechanic Poetry+

Poetry has long been a way of trying to come to terms with something we don’t fully understand. In the...

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A Freelancer’s Guide to Europe: Provence+

Online editor Megan Anderson gives up a roof, friends and financial stability to write around Europe. When freelancing in Provence,...

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Psychological Shopping: Coles+

Can a shopping aisle have the emotional effect of a Broadway musical or a literary canon? Oliver Mol reviews aisle nine...

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Why I Went to Lebanon+

Australian freelance journalist Fiona Broom on travelling to Lebanon, ignoring government warnings, and following a madman.

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Library of Congress+

We sat and listened to the rain fall. Me and Eduard nursing our whiskies. Ice disappearing, drinks turned oil spills....

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Open Readings and How to Botch Them+

Paul Mitchell on open readers at poetry evenings – and the bad first impressions that can be made.

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That Tiny Spark of Here and Now: Writing from Hungary’s Archives+

Kim Sherwood travels to Hungary to research material for her novel on the Hungarian Holocaust and explores the significance of...

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Scott Wings: Voices from the Edinburgh Fringe+

Scott Wings captures the monologues of the Edinburgh Fringe after premiering his show Icarus Falling

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Derrick Brown’s Live Album is Here: Try a Free Sample+

Derrick Brown’s live album is ready for release, and we’ve never been prouder of anything. The first One Night Wonders...

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South Africa at Edinburgh Fringe: Interview with Nat Ramabulana+

We spoke to Nat Ramabulana from Hayani, a South African play that questions the identity of this transitional society.

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PRISM International: Tweeting Stories+

Social media isn’t exactly new, but it’s still something that writers have only recently begun experimenting with.

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Listen in: An Exclusive Anis Mojgani Track as His Oz Tour Kicks Off+

There is something about Anis Mojgani that makes you like him as soon as he starts talking. The legendary American...

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