In the leafy grounds and hibiscus shade of the Fremantle Arts Centre Café.
Take your time to feel the energy of leaf power.
Oh good, a bunch of writers with food!
They will make an interesting plot.
come, come, all writers sit on
my hard art
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Southerly Call for Submissions: Issue title: LYRE/LIAR
This issue of Southerly explores some emerging ethical implications of writing.
The two perspectives we wish to address are:
1) Words as a life-giving or life-taking tool: arguably the most powerful weapon we possess, language, is a reflection of our own attitude to ourselves and the rest of the world. Writing in/for the public domain, its potential impact on the readership and the ethical implications thereof compel us to constantly examine our views and language choices.
2) Writing as a moral outlet: does writing induce or supplant action in ‘real’ life?
Given the pressing ecological crisis, threatening the survival and wellbeing of humans and the rest of the natural world, the increasing evidence of human-nonhuman animal cognitive and affective comparability, and the recurrent dismissal of both in literature, we ask potential contributors to ponder points such as the following:
- ‘naturalism’ and the revolt of nature
- Writing and climate change
- Writing and the ethics of sentience
- Writing from the other: taking the nonhuman animal’s perspective
- Writing and cognitive dissonance/doubling
- Beauty and the beast – writing and the ethics of language choice
Monday, April 1, 2013
Perth Poetry Club - 6th April: Annamaria Weldon and Helen Hagemann
Helen Hagemann's first literary collection “Evangelyne & Other Poems” was published by the Australian Poetry Centre in their New Poets Series 2009. She recently completed a new collection which is forthcoming in August 2013 with Sunline Press.
Every Saturday from 2-4pm at The Moon Cafe, 323 William St, Northbridge, Western Australia. It's a few blocks from the central train station.
If you're driving there's street parking nearby. Enhance your social life and help the planet -- offer someone a lift.
The room is on the ground floor, and there are no steps, so it's OK if you're in a wheelchair or have a pram.