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The Spin Newsletter, Issue 27, 15th June 2012
Seeking Palestine: New Palestinian Writing on Exile and Home

Seeking Palestine: New Palestinian Writing on Exile and Home edited by Penny Johnson and Raja Shehadah. Get past the newspaper headlines and hear the personal stories of fifteen accomplished Palestinian writers as they offer us their small piece of Palestine. You can pre-order your copy now. 

Francesca Rendle-Short and Patricia Sykes
Glen Eira Story Telling Festival: Tongues in Flight: Unravelling Mother Stories and Convent Mysteries
In this unique event, two Spinifex authors, Francesca Rendle-Short author of Bite Your Tongue and Patricia Sykes  author of The Abbotsford Mysteries will read from their latest works and share their experiences of finding their storytelling voices through poetry and fiction, interspersed with memoir.
When: Saturday June 23rd, 2pm Glen Eira Town Hall Theatrette
Susan Hawthorne author of Cow, will be speaking at the International Festival of Literature in Translation —Why Translation Matters. Susan will be using Sanskrit as a model for imaginary translation.
When: 15th to 17th June
Where: Federation Square, Melbourne, Victoria

Lara Fergus author of My Sister Chaos, winner of the Publishing Triangle Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction and shortlisted for the Dobbie Encouragement Award and the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Debut Fiction is speaking with fellow novelists at Hares and Hyenas Bookshop's, Bespoken-Queer Writing Monthly.
When: Thursday 28th June, 7.30- 9.05pm
Where: Hares and Hyenas, 63 Johnston Street, Fitzroy
Entry: $10 full $6 concession, tickets at the door

Vandana Shiva

World renowned scientist and activist Vandana Shiva author of Soil Not Oil: Climate Change, Peak Oil and Food Insecurity is visiting Melbourne for two exciting events. She is the keynote speaker at the International Federation of Home Economics, World Congress Global Wellbeing Conference and she will be discussing her forthcoming book Making Peace with the Earth: Beyond Resource, Land and Food Wars, due for release in September, at a special talk to be held in the lovely grounds of Montsalvat.
International Federation of Home Economics, World Congress Global Wellbeing Conference
When: 16th to 21 July
Where: The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Victoria
Making Peace with the Earth
When: Tuesday July 17th, 6.30 to 7.00pm
Where: The Barn, Montsalvat, Hillcrest Avenue, Eltham
Entry: $10 waged $8 concession, includes chai and samosas
Bookings: Eltham Bookshop 03 9439 8700 or

Fish-Hair Woman by Merlinda Bobis continues to captivate, check out the latest edition of Mascara Literary Review to see Merlinda's work featured and to read a review of Fish-Hair Woman.

Check out this great review of Remember the Tarantella by Finola Moorhead on Me, You, and Books

Following on from Spinifex Press receiving the Lord Mayor's Commendation for Small Business last month, North and West Melbourne News wrote a glowing article on Spinifex Press and the philosophy that sees it continuing to have an impact after twenty one years.

From The Unfinished Revolution: Voice from the Global Fight for Women's Rights edited by Minky Worden.

My Guardian Knows What's best for Me is a web campaign by conservative Saudi women who say they support the current male guardianship system that reduces women to the status of perpetual children, requiring them to gain permission from a male legal guardian for just about anything grownups normally decide independently.

The Unfinished Revolution: Voices from the Global Fight for Women's Rights

Our bloggers have again been busy, Susan Hawthorne's piece, 'To whinge or not to whinge' expresses the frustration at the gatekeeping that only allows a certain type of feminism to have a voice. 
Pauline Hopkins in 'Your Choice' reminds us there is a lot more for feminism to achieve.
Helen Lobato in her piece, 'Notwithstanding the recent HRT review-oestrogen therapy remains dangerous' reminds us that life changes are fundamentally normal.
Merlinda Bobis in 'River, River' writes about her recent performance in Toronto of River, River, her one-woman play adaptation of her latest book Fish-Hair Woman.
Helen Lobato in her piece, 'We need to talk about the media's portrayal of sex work' discusses the media's normalisation of prostitution and its reluctance to analyse this institution.

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Spinifex Press Staff

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