A little update on my latest publications and activities before the year ends:
Response to the poem ‘All Writing is Pigshit’ by Ania Walwicz. Ania was an Australian poet who is probably best known for her brilliant poem ‘Australia’ but this poem is just as good. ‘I came for the trash talk about writing (‘whole literary scene is a pig pen’—how could I resist?), and stayed for the traumatic event embedded within it.’
Review of ‘All That’s Left Unsaid’ by Tracey Lien. Set in Cabramatta, a story that explores family, grief and violence. I also situate it within current conversations in the Australian literary scene around ‘identity politics’ in literature.
Response to the Korean zombie movie, ‘Train to Busan.’ I argue that it is more than a zombie movie, in fact it is a war movie, and moreover it asks us - when the time comes, how will we choose to die?
We had our last Writing Audio Drama workshop for the year. Participants braved the snow we’re having in Prague, and as usual were so enthusiastic and inspired! We explored setting and genre in audio drama, as well as the concepts of aural images and aural symbolism. Some photos below:
This is my last newsletter for the year. Wishing you all a restful, wonderful break over the holidays, and see you all in 2023!!