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“To consider that the myriad of voices, characters, aesthetics, and so on, rather than singular, is not experimental—it is the norm in many parts of the world.”
“There’s lots of really great people and I think we’re very, very fortunate to be living in this country and we’re very fortunate to be where we are at the moment.”
It was, and still is, a struggle to adjust to city life. I’m still very much used to the slow pace of small towns and knowing most people in the town. The noise in the city never stops.
"You’ve got to really turn your game face on and step out of whatever you’ve got going on in your mind, or at home."
“We can be moved by music in a way that we cannot verbally express or capture; similarly, a poem can resonate from what is not said."
In 2012, I officially became an Australian citizen and that whole ceremonious process is one of the most memorable and coolest things I've experienced.
"I like to see the words as objects separate from their meaning, sitting up out of the sentence, and so I try to manipulate this in the swift action of writing.”
Between the Lines interviews a diverse selection of Australian writers to uncover the hidden processes, research, and inspiration that goes into the making of a book. With a focus on debut…
I grew up with the feeling of being stuck between two cultures and places. China was always a temporary place, somewhere I’d go only for holidays for weeks or months at a time, but what it was and what it stood for had a lot of weight in my life.
Meg has been writing stories for as long as she can remember and reading them even longer. She always carries a notebook with her in case inspiration strikes or she encounters a beautiful new word.
“I never stop thinking about what it means to be human; and I try to celebrate the joys and sorrow of living, and the ways in which we all are dying, and eventually arrive at death.”
“I never stop thinking about what it means to be human; and I try to celebrate the joys and sorrow of living, and the ways in which we all are dying, and eventually arrive at death.”
Feb
18
Robert Wood talks to John Mateer & Annamaria Weldon about empires from Malta to Portugal, the ruins of culture and the legacies of empire for our own time.
Feb
19
Emerging practitioners from the Centre's Indian Ocean Mentoring project read from creative works in progress, focussing on identity, place and belonging. With Priya Kahlon, Raihanaty A Jalil & Rushil D'Cruz. Book Online
Feb
20
Join us and members of the Perth Burmese community for an evening of reflection and readings hosted by local Burmese intellectual Chris Lin. Book Online
Feb
21
As part of Perth Festival, Dr. Joëlle Gergis & Portland Jones discuss what, and who inspired Gergis’ writing and what letter she would write to the next generation. Book Online
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