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Melbourne Writers Festival 2009 diary part eight: why Australian literature?

Melbourne Writers Festival 2009 diary part eight: why Australian literature?

August 31, 2009 10

Instead of doing this session by session (as the last two days are a blur) I’ll just write it as it comes out. * First of all, Why Australian Literature? looked at our national literature and it’s current ‘crisis’, that of globalisation and the possible ‘swamping’ of other voices and literatures. The panel featured Peter […]

Melbourne Writers Festival diary 2009 part six: like a mother to a son

Melbourne Writers Festival diary 2009 part six: like a mother to a son

August 28, 2009 5

‘We were all feeling a bit shagged and fagged and fashed, it being a night of no small expenditure.’ – Alex, A Clockwork Orange (film version). I slept in and I’m running late for things but I would never forget about ye, droogs. Wednesday night I hosted cocktails at Match Bar in the city. We […]