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Eye of the Storm Writers Festival, Alice Springs, May 1 – 4

Eye of the Storm Writers Festival, Alice Springs, May 1 – 4

Bob Gosford April 16, 2009

The NT Writers' Centre will run the annual Alice Springs Writers Festival, named 'Eye of the Storm' in Alice Springs from May 1 to 4 2009.

Ten Poems about Highways and Birds…via negativa

Ten Poems about Highways and Birds…via negativa

Bob Gosford April 9, 2009

Crows commute, heads down, their line of black Fords slow but steady. A heron keeps his Bentley in low gear.

Australian nature writing – missing inaction?

Bob Gosford March 12, 2009 1 Comment

For a country blessed with immense environmental and cultural diversity we drastically undershoot the mark with adventurous and insightful writing about nature and life on this continent. Two recent collections of nature writing, both from other places, got me thinking about this.

An Intruder’s Guide to East Arnhem Land – winner of the NT Book of the Year

An Intruder’s Guide to East Arnhem Land – winner of the NT Book of the Year

Bob Gosford February 14, 2009 1 Comment

Andrew and I, as our mutually faulty memories recall, first met sometime in 1978 - he reckons it was at a gig at Sydney Uni - I think it was at one of his infamous 'bunkers'...

Buenos Aires – mugging and pick-pocket capital of the world?

Bob Gosford September 26, 2008 1 Comment

Our local guide then really grabbed our attention with her stories about the local pick-pockets and street muggers that prey upon unwitting tourists in this most European of South American cities. "It is okay, they don't use guns or knives" she said, a great relief to me "Just be careful, they are very quick" says the guide, "Give them your money and they won't hurt you."