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Unconference in Critical Failure
Image courtesy of Pat Allan
On Sunday the Wheeler Centre extended its Critical Failure week with an unconference looking at bloggers and online writers.
Unconferencers set the agenda on the day of the event so it kicked off with a discussion of the “amateur” status of bloggers. This was inspired in part by Alison Croggon’s article “The Return of the Amateur Critic” asking why…
Meanland Launches Blogging Competition
Meanland, the joint venture of literary magazines Meanjin and Overland, has launched a competition to find two bloggers to write for its site. The Meanland project is intended to drive debate and analysis of the digital publishing revolution. Interested bloggers are invited to write up to 1000 words on one of four themes: digital writing as a form of oral storytelling; the impact…
Age Book of the Year Shortlist Announced
The weekend paper saw the announcement of the Age Book of the Year shortlist.
In the fiction category, Cate Kennedy’s debut novel The World Beneath got the nod as it “cleverly plays with the challenges of being a parent as well as a citizen” while recent visitor Peter Carey’s re-imagining of de Tocqueville Parrot and Olivier in America also caught the judges' eye. The…
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