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Allison Colpoys: Children’s Book Festival Artist-in-Residence
Allison Colpoys shares illustrations from her day as our Children's Book Festival 2015 artist-in-residence. Plus, in a short audio feature, young readers share their thoughts about books.
It’s Been, It’s Here: Tony Birch on Climate Change’s Past and Present
Weather Stations writer-in-residence Tony Birch reflects on some themes that have taken hold in common narratives of man-made climate change.
He argues that while it's commonly considered a future threat, it's a problem many communities have been grappling with already — and that to consider the situation 'too depressing' is…
Photos: Children’s Book Festival 2015
From 10am to 4pm today, Children's Book Festival 2015 took over the Wheeler Centre and State Library Victoria with dozens of events designed to celebrate all that's great about children's literature and storytelling. Photographer Teagan Glenane captured the colour and joy of the day.
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The deep web — and the underground internet culture orbiting around anonymising services like Tor — now has its own biannual literary journal.
Game Change: A Response to Anita Sarkeesian
Last Tuesday, Anita Sarkeesian shared her arguments for an improved video games culture — as well as the abuse she's received for expressing her views. Hopscotch Friday editor Stevie O'C unpacks the discussion and what it means for activism, criticism and the games industry.
Working with Words
Conversations about writing
- Bronwyn Lovell, discussing space colonisation and poetry in Notes
'Without space and all its mysteries, without at least the idea of something so much bigger than ourselves, I suspect life on Earth might feel a little claustrophobic.'
Notes on Religion
9/11 Changed Everything for Muslims Too
The online Australian-Muslim magazine Sultana’s Dream has just published its second edition. Editor Hanifa Deen introduces the issue with an editorial on the burqa, which to many Westerners has become a kind of symbol of an imagined contest between Islam and Western civilisation.“Fed up talking about the burqa, yet ending up on the same old treadmill talking about the burqa!” writes the Kalgoorlie-born Deen…
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