Come and join us in Eltham for the launch of Blue and Other Stories
by Suniti Namjoshi
. This special event,
Storytelling in Blue: Tales from India, is hosted by Spinifex Press and Eltham Bookshop as part of the Yarra Plenty Regional Library's 5th Annual Booklovers' Festival. Award winning author and poet Patricia Sykes will be one of the storytellers for the afternoon, reading from three of Spinifex's children's books. All with an Indian theme.
When: Sunday 21st July, 3-4pm
Where: Eltham library
Free event but please book: 03 9439-9266 NOW AVAILABLE
The cold and drizzly Melbourne night didn't stop the launch space at Readings Hawthorne from filling up. Everyone was eager to hear about Invisible Women of Prehistory
by Judy Foster with Marlene Derlet
. It was a wonderful night and we were lucky enough to have a panel of inspirational speakers, here's Chris Sitka speaking on 'True History of the World
All that was missing from the launch of Limen
by Susan Hawthorne
was one of the stars of this enchanting novella, Freya the dog. Andrea Goldsmith gave a warm and entertaining launch speech, followed by a reading from Susan. We were lucky to have the artist Jeanné Browne present, her artwork is dotted throughout the text.
Author Susan Hawthorne and artist Jeanné Browne Andrea Goldsmith and Susan Hawthorne EVENTSPoetry Workshops with Patricia Sykes.
The author of The Abbotsford Mysteries Patricia Sykes
will be running workshops at the North Melbourne library. This is a great opportunity for aspiring poets to learn from an expert. The workshops are free but please book.
Where: North Melbourne Library
When: June 26th, July 10th and July 24thLocal Women Writers
is hosted by North Melbourne library. Susan Hawthorne has been invited to do a poetry reading and speak about her latest book Limen.
When: Tuesday 30th July, 7pm
Where: North Melbourne library (more details in July newsletter)
Spinifex books have been receiving some great reviews.
Judy Foster author of Invisible Women of Prehistory
is interviewed on 3RRR's 'Aural Text
' The program runs for about two hours and you can catch Judy one hour into it. The Fiji Times Online
have published a synopsis of the Town of Love
by Anne Ch. OstbyValence: Considering War through Poetry and Theory
by Susan Hawthorne was reviewed in the Rochford Street ReviewLimen
by Susan Hawthorne was reviewed in Me, You, and Books
and in Whispering GumsFrancesca Rendle-Short
author of Bite Your Tongue
was interviewed by Kate Evans for Radio National's
'Books and Arts Daily
author of Paid For
is interviewed alongside a fellow ex-prostitute on Queensland's 96.5 discussing 'The truth about the Worlds oldest profession
'. Paid For
is also reviewed in the AgeThe World According to Monsanto
by Marie-Monique Robin
is reviewed in eWordNews AUTHORS NEWS AND IN THE NEWS
Susan Hawthorne author of Limen
speaks to the Australian Women Writers Challenge
about 'The forgotten women's writing Festivals
' that were once held in Australia.
Melinda Tankard Reist editor of Getting Real
talks on the Sexualisation of Children to Growing Faith
. Melinda is a founder of Collective Shout
which protested the visa application of US rapper Tyler, the Creator on the grounds that his lyrics incite violence against women, read an article in The Age
about events at the concert and surrounding it. The Australian
examines the abuse dished out to Melinda Tankard Reist for her stance as an anti pornography campaigner and the lack of accountability for the abusers, 'Unkindness of Strangers
author of Making Peace with the Earth
discusses ending our separation from the earth on this YouTube
video. And read an article by Vandana in Countercurrents.org
'Move over, God, The Biotech Companies Are Here
has published a piece about Sefi Atta
, author of A Bit of Difference
Zohl De Ishtar author of Holding Yawulyu: White Culture and Black Women's Law
writes another fascinating entry on her blog, 'On the Eve of the Dreaming Track Trip
"The Women's Liberation Movement in the 1970s led to all sorts of intellectual pursuits, one of which was to ask whether patriarchy had been around for ever. Was it universal and inevitable? We fairly quickly understood that it hadn't been..." To read more of this fascinating blog by Susan Hawthorne, check out 'The Politics of Patriarchy
Nia Thomas's piece reviews 'The Invisible Men Project
', which aims to expose the truth behind purchasers of sex.HUNGRY FOR MORE?
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