‘Poetry Under the Stars’ was a big success again this year – this video shows some of the highlights from the night, including the music, poets and Open Mike sessions. Great work everyone!Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
Another shortlist, this time for something close to home; the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2013. There are several categories of prizes to be awarded. The winners will be announced on 19 may during the Sydney Writers’ Festival.
Christina Stead Prize for Fiction – prize money worth $40,000
- The Voyage by Murray Bail
- The Daughters of Mars by Thomas Keneally
- Foal’s Bread by Gillian Mears
- Cold Light by Frank Moorhouse
- Mateship with Birds by Carrie Tiffany (also nominated for the Women’s Prize for Fiction)
- Animal People by Charlotte Wood
From the shortlist above, you can have your say in the People’s Choice Award – click here to vote
Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-fiction ($40,000 prize money)
- Exile: the Lives and Hopes of Werner Pelz by Roger Averill
- Ben Jonson : a Life by Ian Donaldson
- Dark Night : Walking with McCahon by Martin Edmond
- The Biggest Estate on Earth : How Aborigines Made Australia by Bill Gammage
- Double Entry : How the Merchants of Venice Shaped the Modern World – and How Their Invention Could Make or Break the Planet by Jane Gleeson-White
- The Office : a Hard Working History by Gideon Haigh
Keith Slessor Prize for Poetry ($30,00 prize money)
- Ruby Moonlight by Ali Cobby-Eckermann
- First Light by Kate Fagan
- Open Sesame by Michael Farrell
- The Welfare of My Enemy by Anthony Lawrence
- Ladylike by Kate Lilly
- Here, There and Elsewhere by Vivian Smith
Ethel Turner Prize for Young People’s Literature ($30,000 prize money)
- Three Summers by Judith Clarke
- The Ink Bridge by Neil Grant
- Sea Hearts by Margo Lanagan
- A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty
- Into That Forest by Louis Nowra
- Unforgotten by Tohby Riddle
Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children’s Literature ($30,000 prize money)
- The Ghost of Miss Annabel Spoon by Aaron Blabey
- Brotherband 1 : The Outcasts by John Flanagan
- Pookie Aleera is Not My Boyfriend by Steven Herrick
- A Bear and a Tree by Stephen Michael King
- The Tender Moments of Saffron Silk by Glenda Millard
- Dragonkeeper Book 4 : Blood Brothers by Carole Wilkinson
There is also a $20,000 Community Relations Commission Award, the UTS Glenda Adams Award for New Writing and the NSW Premier’s Translation Prize.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
We were lucky enough to have another poet join us on a podcast episode recently, Craig Billingham. A local poet (Katoomba), Craig will be one of the poets performing at Poetry Under the Stars on Nov 30th.
Click here to listen online, or search for ‘Listeners in the Mist’ in iTunes to download it.
About Craig Billingham:
Craig’s poems have been published in many Australian journals, including recently in Heat, Meanjin, Snorkel, and Antipodes. Craig’s poem “The Fan” was published in 2011 as part of The Red Room Company’s Sun Herald “Extra” Series.
In the lead-up to Poetry Under the Stars, two of our latest podcasts feature poets and performers Gregory North and Sandy Holmes – including wonderful recitations from each. If you get the chance to listen, you can enjoy these podcasts here:
We have two more poetry podcasts in the pipeline as well. A big thanks to Kathy for asking the poets to be on the podcast, and for all of her work towards Poetry Under the Stars.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
“We wanted,” the editors write in their introduction to Australian Poetry since 1788, “a book that could be lived with over a lifetime, a physical object to be picked up with pleasure and still able to surprise many years after it was purchased.” The library holds 2 copies of this great title, one to borrow and one in the Reference collection @ Springwood library.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
In the History section:
History of our Nation
The State Library of NSW takes you on an online exploration of selected highlights of its historical collections, from a fascinating insight into the first encounters with the original inhabitants and amazing insights into how European explorers discovered, charted and settled this vast land.
In the Literature section, under Poetry (3 new websites):
The Poetry Archive
Listen to or read the Poetry Archive poems! The poems on this UK site are searchable by title, author, by themes and poetic forms.
From the Academy of American Poets, you will find thousands of poems as well as hundreds of poet biographies, essays, interviews, and poetry recordings—with new material being added constantly.
Cordite Poetry Review is an Australian bi-annual online poetry journal dedicated to showing off new and established Australian poets to the world.
And this one has been added to a new category: Homework Help
Useful Homework Help Sites
A list of websites for primary and secondary students chosen by librarians, covering general and subject specific topics.
And here is the Recommended sites link.