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Zana Fraillon on <em>The Bone Sparrow</em>, Refugees and Representation
Interview / Writing

Zana Fraillon on The Bone Sparrow, Refugees and Representation

Our Blogger in Residence, Nalini Haynes, sat down with Zana Fraillon to discuss her hauntingly beautiful, timely, heart-wrenching novel, The Bone Sparrow, about a refugee in an Australian detention centre.  What can you tell us about The Bone Sparrow? A young boy, Subhi, was born in an Australian detention centre. He imagines the sea comes up to … Continue reading

What is story? Intercultural Perspectives on Narrative 
Writing

What is story? Intercultural Perspectives on Narrative 

 [Feature image: Christine Napanangka Michaels’ painting “Lappi Lappi Jukurrpa” © Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation] What makes a good story? Blogger in Residence, Sophie Constable, explores storytelling, intercultural perspectives and tradition. In 4th grade I was taught a story has a beginning, a middle and an end. And a good story has a mountain shape: an … Continue reading

Wendy Orr on <em>Dragonfly Song</em> and Disability
Interview

Wendy Orr on Dragonfly Song and Disability

Award-winning children’s author Wendy Orr’s credits include Peeling the Onion and Nim’s Island. Our Blogger-in-Residence, Nalini Haynes, sat down with Wendy to talk about her latest novel, Dragonfly Song, featuring disability. What can you tell us about Dragonfly Song, which has just been released by Allen & Unwin? 12-year-old Aissa is the hereditary daughter of … Continue reading

Opportunities at the Writers Centre
ACT Writers Centre / opportunities

Opportunities at the Writers Centre

Are you looking to develop a career in the arts? Do you want to get some content production and writing experience on your CV? The ACT Writers Centre is looking for enthusiastic and resourceful emerging arts workers to join our small team by undertaking communications and marketing internships. Our internships are mutually-beneficial learning experiences for … Continue reading