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National Poetry Festival Set for Darwin in May
Next year’s National Poetry Festival is to be held in Darwin from 10 to 13 May. The festival will be held in conjunction with Wordstorm, the Festival of Australasian Writing, which will kick off on 13 May until 16 May. Australian Poetry and the Northern Territory Writers' Centre are seeking an image and a poetic phrase, or a few appropriate words, to describe and…
The Late Great: Patrick White (video)
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A novel manuscript entitled ‘The Hanging Garden’, unfinished at the time of its author Patrick White’s death, is set to be published in 2012 to mark the centenary of the author’s death. White stipulated in his will that the manuscript be destroyed, but his literary executor, Barbara Mobbs, took a decade to decide to disregard his instructions. The handwritten manuscript…
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