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#10, Jun. 2005

Event:

  • The Sydney Writers' Festival

Autobiographical stories:

  • NYC: Hit to the Shinbone, Sonja Goernitz
  • Migration: Glenda Kwek's Path to Australia
  • Between Jobs: Lesson to Listen, Brett Kelly

Interview: John Misto, multi-award-winning Author (his new novel: The Devil's Companions)


#9, May 2005

Events:

  • Conflux 2 in Canberra
  • The 8th Annual Freelance Convention (MEAA)
  • Writers' events calendar

Autobiographical stories:

  • Giving Life: It's About Love, Eva Sallis
  • Horror: Writer's Block, Richard Harland
  • At Baxter: A Peaceful Protester, Geoff Hastwell
  • Lovebirds: Married and Moved to Queensland, Norma Cato
  • Cancer: Can You Share Death? Merran Cooper

Interview: Malcolm Knox (Literary Editor at The Sydney Morning Herald, his new book A Private Man is short-listed for the 2005 NSW Premier's Literary Award)


#8, April 2005

Events:

  • Magic Casements III, NSW Writers' Centre
  • Book Launch bei gleebooks, Roslyn Arnold
  • Writers' events calendar

Autobiographical stories:

  • Big familie and the perspective from "No 12": In My Dream I Screamed..., Chez Chidzey
  • Children published: Creative Kids, Edel Wigness
  • Couragous - a woman defends her ground against three men in the bush: Daybreak, Leila Bryant
  • Uplifting: Barry Flies Solo, Barry Harrison
  • Domestic Violence: Shattered - Waiting in Hospital, Marya Clifford

Interview: Mem Fox (Autor of more than 30 books for children and grown ups)


#7, March 2005

Events:

  • Writers' Week in Perth (Helen Garner, Bill Bryson and Gregory David Roberts)
  • Writers' events calendar

Autobiographical stories:

  • Movement in Miami: A woman relaxed on holiday when illegal migrants came by, Terry Spring
  • Migration: Three generationen searching for "the right spot" to live, Geraldine Mackey
  • Meeting the Undertaker: A Business Trip with a Surgery, Daphne Hargreaves
  • Childhood: Memories of the Neighbourhood in Sydney in the 50s, Patricia Stone

Interview: Gabrielle Lord (Award-winning Author of 12 crime novels)


#6, Feb. 2005

Events:

  • Four desert books launched at the National Museum of Australia (NMA) in Canberra
  • Eternity exhibition and book with 50 life stories of "ordinary and extraordinary Australians" at the NMA
  • Writers' events calendar

Autobiographical stories:

  • On the way to school: Boy floated in the Pacific for three days - Determination for Education by Narendra Singh
  • Kids and/or Career: A Family on Holiday in NSW (three children) by Silvana Liguori and her life story
  • Love & Passion: A Man loves His Car - Farewell my Love by Trevor Ludlow
  • A Day to Remember at School: The Stick Method by retired teacher Jim Conway

Interview: John Martinkus (Australian Reporter and Autor of four books, e.g. Travels in American Iraq)


#5, Jan. 2005

Events:

  • Launch of the Anthology Famous Reporter 30 in Tasmania
  • Michael Ariston sells his books on the Saturday Salamanca Market in Hobart
  • Writers' events calendar

Autobiographical stories:

  • Extremes: Guided by an Angel? by Zainab Ali Kahiye
  • Travel: Back to Breda by Greg Bogaerts
  • Health: Write from Depression by Luis Navea
  • A Writer: Stopped after 1014 Words by Matthew Robert
  • Read 9-5 and beyond: An Agent's Point of View by Nikki Davies

Interview: Rachael Treasure (Tasmanian Autor of the Penguin bestseller Jillaroo)


#4, Dec. 2004

Events:

  • The Bookshow at the NSW Writers' Centre (plenty about self-publishing)
  • Jessie Street National Women's Library: About the library and Goldie Alexander presents some of her 25 mainly self-published books
  • Writers' events calendar

Autobiographical stories:

  • Growing up in Nazi Germany, Jürgen Corleis (Foreign Correspondent in Sydney) - Listening to BBC radio in an SS Boarding School
  • It Did All Happen, Didn't It? Phyllis McDuff (Random House) - An Australian Child in Post War Vienna
  • Letter: Bread Comes Back Cake, James Hayton - Writing a Letter about a House in England during the War brought back many Letters from Others

Interview: Paul Ham (The Sunday Times and Author of Kodoka)


#3, Nov. 2004

Events:

  • The Canberra Readers & Writers Festival (Sandy McCutcheon, John Birmingham and an evening with sexy stories)
  • gleebooks: Launch of Alaisdair McGregor's biography about Frank Hurley
  • Arts Law Centre of Australia: Understanding Legal Subtext
  • Writers' events calendar

Autobiographical stories:

  • Why I write? Craig Cormick (Deputy Chair of the ACT Writers' Centre in Canberra)
  • Love for Romance Writing, Melanie Milburne (Harlequin Mills & Boon)
  • Gathering Life Experience, Sonja Görnitz

Interview: Sandy McCutcheon (Author of seven books, his latest: The Haha Man)


#2, Oct. 2004

Events:

  • The Brisbane Writers' Festival (Eva Sallis, Chris Nyst, Matthew Reilly, Louis Welsh)
  • Tea in the Library: Emily Ross and Angus Holland present their book 100 Great Businesses and the minds behind them.
  • Writers' events calendar

Autobiographical stories:

  • Adventures in Self-Publishing, Matthew Reilly (Pan MacMillan)
  • A Walk at Night in Beijing, Bruce Lyman (CEO, Argus Solutions)
  • Start your own Business, Carolyn Anthony (Director, Talking of Sydney Tours)

Interview: Dr. Julia Baird (Author and Opinion Editor at The Sydney Morning Herald)


#1, Sept. 2004

Events:

  • The Melbourne Writers' Festival (Peter Robb, John Martinkus, Clea Koff)
  • Tea in the Library: Judith White's lively presentation about her books on aromatherapy
  • Writers' events calendar

Autobiographical stories (by me as an example what they can be like):

  • Journal (Flight to Melbourne)
  • Migration from Hamburg to Sydney
  • Hiking in Queensland (2nd Great Walk)

Interview: John Larkin (Author of 20 books)

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