Kaz Cooke NLA Fellowship presentation

Kaz Cooke NLA Fellowship presentation By Shelley Burr On Thursday, 22 August 2019 I had the privilege of being part of the sold-out audience to a fellowship talk by cartoonist and author Kaz Cooke, a 2019 National Library of Australia Fellow. This fellowship, one of many offered annually by the Library, is sponsored by the Stokes family. Every year for ten years three researchers will … Continue reading Kaz Cooke NLA Fellowship presentation

Subbed In

Subbed In By Shelley Burr On Friday 16 August I attended the launch of six poetry chapbooks (and relaunch of three more) by Subbed In, a Sydney based independent publisher, at Playing Fields cafe in Canberra. Subbed In was established in 2015, growing from backyard poetry sessions at a share house in Melbourne to a digital magazine (Ibis House) and non-profit publisher. Subbed In occupies … Continue reading Subbed In

Wonder Women

Wonder Women By Shelley Burr From 21-25 Aug 2019 the Canberra Writers Festival returned for its fourth year, with a line up of national, international and local authors, politicians, academics, activists and journalists. The panel Wonder Women was held in the spectacular Peninsula Room of the National Museum of Australia, with views of Lake Burley Griffin. It brought together three Australian authors—Meg Keneally, Kate Forsyth … Continue reading Wonder Women