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Working with Words: Billy Geary
Billy Geary was a music journalist before making the jump to his other passion – the environment. Geary is currently the Science and Conservation Editor for Wild Melbourne. He spoke to us about how science influences his work, why Victor Frankenstein would make an appealing dinner partner and why he finds…
This Is How We Do It: editing the Lifted Brow
Nine years and 30 issues on, literary magazine (or self-described ‘attack journal’) the Lifted Brow has evolved through a variety of print and digital formats – and will soon publish its first novel. Departing editors Gillian Terzis and Ellena Savage talk us through some of their favourite pieces, published during their time…
Isfahan, Central Iran – February 1980
Kerrin O’Sullivan was a 2016 Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowship recipient.
During her time at the Wheeler Centre, Kerrin worked on a novella as part of a collection of travel-themed short stories exploring longing, the meaning of home, dislocation and alienation, cultural displacement and identity. The novella follows the story of a disparate group of…
Works of ART: on creativity, infertility and Assisted Reproductive Technology
IVF has a tense relationship with religion, a murky relationship with commerce and a confusing relationship with feminism. Thousands of Australian women undergo IVF each year so why, asks Angela Savage, is IVF a subject that is rarely broached in art?
Working with Words: Lucy Adams
Lucy Adams is the editor of youth literary journal Voiceworks. Here, she shares why she believes you shouldn't edit your own work while you're writing and how if you're working into the night on a deadline, eating an orange every 45 minutes could be your saving grace.
Working with Words
Conversations about writing
Notes on Science & Technology
Federal Minister Questions Viability of Bookshops
Federal Minister for Small Business Nick Sherry predicted this morning that online shopping will wipe out bookstores within the next five years. Senator Sherry made the comments at the launch of a campaign called Driving Business Online, an initiative intended to encourage small business owners to develop the online side of their business.
The Australian Booksellers Association’s CEO Joel Becker said he was “gobsmacked”…
Dymocks Opens the Floodgates
A leading Australian book retailer is getting into the publishing business with the launch of an online self-publishing service. Dymocks is the first major Australian book retailer to have entered the online publishing fray with the D Publishing Network. The service offers a fully-functional suite of services for turning a standard Word document into a book and/or ebook. The service can print colour images…
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