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I always learn so much with your posts on music from my era. Thanks again, Thom.

The Immortal Jukebox

‘The most beautiful song in the English language’ (Robert Christgau)

‘Divine … a masterpiece’ (Pete Townsend)

‘As long as I gaze on Waterloo sunset I am in paradise’ (Ray Davies)

A song about : London, The River, A Lonely Man and Two Lovers by A Great Songwriter leading a great Group.

The Voice of London:

It is, of course, a song about London.

Londinium. The Capital. The Big Smoke.

Now, there are other fine cities on other great rivers in this nation.

But, but, there is only one London.

And, if you want to find out who you are, not who you’ve been told you are, and how far you can go – well then, London, London, is the place to be.

Nowhere else. Nowhere else.

Kings and Conquerors. Poets and Peasants. Saints, Sinners and Scholars.

Those looking for the limelight and others looking to hide out – they’re all…

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Alas, I am still waiting to get out of my own way…

In Their Own Write

Matt’s top tip for aspiring authors: Never give up and if I can help you to get started I am happy to atwww.travellerstaleswriters.com

Matt Towner graduated from university in Brisbane, Australia in
1989 with a BA in Journalism. Afterwards, he set out to explore
the world where he was inspired to write about travelling tales
through the people he met along the way. Since then he’s
published a number of stories including The Pocket Book Guide to
Byron Bay, The Gemstone Book of Runes, Crystal Carvings,
Opal Magic, Rasto Roo, Bris Vegas and Positive Investments.

AUTHOR INSIGHT

Why do you write? I was born to write and I have wanted to do so since I first started school and continued to write throughout boarding school then university and ever since.

What would you be doing if you weren’t a writer? Travel has always been my other passion and I…

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Jonathan Wilhelmsson – certainly a talent to watch!

Cinema Australia


Waltzing Tilda
is the best Australian short we’ve seen this year. We couldn’t think of a better way to spend a cold Sunday night than watching a short film of such high quality. Enjoy.

Written and Directed by Jonathan Wilhelmsson
Produced by Raquel Linde
Starring Holly Fraser, Glean De Goya & Bandit the RabbitWaltzing Tilda is a Sydney-set comedy-drama about an eccentric lone wolf named Tilda who one day wakes up to find herself the last human on earth.

“Both teachers and students at the school were very sceptical about the achievability of the film and asked us to make something else instead.”

Article by Jonathan Wilhelmsson (Director, Waltzing Tilda)

I’m a 25-year-old filmmaker from Sweden. I currently live in Sydney where I recently finished my studies at Sydney Film School. During the course my classmates and I made Waltzing Tilda. It’s a comedy-drama about an…

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LADY MACBETH

Thanks CJ, another to look forward to…

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BQ5A9318 copy***1/2 (out of five)

First time feature film director William Oldroyd’s vivid, vibrant Lady Macbeth is not based on the Shakespeare play but on the Russian novella Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk by Nikolai Leskov, from a screenplay by fellow debutante Alice Birch. It’s about a woman who refuses to play by the rules, and the film electrifyingly does the same.

Oldroyd had a terribly small budget but has delivered a full-throated period melodrama; the way his limited resources have informed his artistic choices should put Lady Macbeth on film schools’ syllabi the world over. He couldn’t afford a score, so has made a virtue of barely using any music at all; his production design budget being minuscule, he’s imprisoned his characters in a world of…

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Well done, Ella Mae.

In Their Own Write

Your art, the things you love, make up your life. Your life is your art, because life is how you make it, life is your blank canvas, or your empty stage, or whatever you want it to be. Self-expression is a very important part of a fulfilling existence.- Ella Mae

This week I’m celebrating the release of my newest children’s book, The Seven Day Dragon, a quirky, warm-hearted story for eight to 11-year-olds about family, relationships and accepting what is, while still seeing that life is full of possibilities when minds are open.

The book features illustrations by debut illustrator Ella Mae and today it’s my pleasure to introduce her with a behind the scenes look at the way she works and an insight into her thoughts on art and life…

You were only 14 when you were offered the opportunity to illustrate The Seven Day Dragon for Serenity…

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That’s it – now I have to read it too, Liz!

Liz Byrski

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

Last week, on a flight from Perth to Melbourne, I began reading The Casual Vacancy, a novel that has been sitting unopened on my bookshelves since I bought it a several years casual-vacancy-book coverago. I’d opened it a few times but then closed it and put it back on the shelf, so now I hoped that the three-and-a-half-hour flight might force me to get to grips with it. I’ll admit that as the seat-belt sign went off I wished I’d chosen something else for the journey, but ten minutes later I was wishing I’d started it sooner. The novel is set in the first decade of the 21st century but I was captivated by the recognition of so much that was familiar to me from living in a village near a small town in England from the 1950s to the eighties.   Initially the petty…

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Source: The High Window: Issue 6 Summer 2017 

Includes three poems by one of my favourite poets: Adam Wyeth.

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Dambusters Blog

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Illustrator, Artist & Speaker

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Reviews of chapbooks and poetry collections

LOUISE ALLAN

Life from the attic

Little Pink Dog Books

Children's Picture Book Publishing

Poeteer

My Heart is Gone, but my Soul Remains, Reminiscing Through Writing Games

forget-me-not

poetry by Lynda G. Bullerwell

spilledinkwellwritingwordpresscom

Poetry tangled in veins, ink runs where blood should be

Wandering Bark Books

Literature, Books, Education, Humanities, and Life

Penguin Blog

Thoughts and ideas from the world of Penguin

Design Of The Picture Book

Welcome to Design of the Picture Book! I'm Carter Higgins, and I'm a writer and librarian for kids. I spent a spectacular stint as the Children's Book Editor at <a href="http://www.designmom.com/">Design Mom</a> which I loved! You can find my column <a href="http://www.designmom.com/category/childrens-lit/">here</a>.<br /> I'm a K-6 librarian, a former-ish graphic designer, an SCBWI member, and a huge fan of words and pictures.<br /> Represented by <a href="http://www.rpcontent.com/">Rubin Pfeffer of Rubin Pfeffer Content, LLC</a>.

The Task at Hand

A Writer's On-Going Search for Just the Right Words

Meg McKinlay

Children's Writer & Poet

Cafe Dissensus Everyday

The Blog of Cafe Dissensus Magazine - we DISSENT

Cinema Australia

Dedicated to the support and promotion of Australian made films through independent news, reviews, features and interviews.

Poesy plus Polemics

Words of Wonder, Worry and Whimsy

D.S. MCKNIGHT

Author of Young Adult Fiction

Observer

People and Trends

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Get it Write this Summer!

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Tales from the African Bush

Brian Connell - Author

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Authors & Illustrators Wild About Kidlit!

Marisa Wikramanayake

writer, journalist & editor ~ I help you tell stories.

EMU's Debuts

From Deal to Debut: the Path to Publication

Good Music Speaks

A music blog written by Rich Brown

EASTENDBUTCHERBOY

Jolonos Stories

Nick Earls

author etc

Stag Rats

Keeping you in the loop with all things music

REMNANTS OF EMPIRE

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THAT SPACE IN BETWEEN

arty scribbles and scratchings... email: pocockillustration@gmail.com

Southerly

The best in new Australian writing

Fight for Rhinos

A US reg non-profit: securing a future for our rhinos.

Nutsrok

The humor and humanity of storytelling.

Storyshucker

A blog full of humorous and poignant observations.

The Fluff Is Raging

Flufferings on Arts, Culture and the Perpetual Allure of Uma Thurman by an Irish ex-pat currently at large in Canada

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