Being Carried

Being Carried

Oliver Mol    When I think, now, about the book that made me believe in literature, in storytelling, again, I think of Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried, that first book I read after I’d returned to Brisbane, after I’d seen the healer, after the migraine had gone....
The Green Country

The Green Country

Fiona Wright   I’m travelling in England, a place I’ve never before been – I’ve kept mostly, in the past, to places that are cheap and warm, and more obviously, more decidedly different from my home – and people keep telling me it’s surprising that this is my first...
On Poetry and Essays

On Poetry and Essays

Fiona Wright I’ve always –at least, since I started writing essays, about seven years ago – believed that the essay form has a lot in common with poetry, despite the ostensible differences between them. Mainly this is because I think they use a similar logic – one...
On Not Writing a Book

On Not Writing a Book

Fiona Wright Every time I finish writing a book a very specific dread descends upon me. Every time I finish writing a book I feel emptied out. Excited for the book that is, of course, and pleased to see it making its way out into the world – there isn’t a joy quite...
Allies in Creative Writing

Allies in Creative Writing

Author and teacher Amra Pajalic responds to Monikka Eliah’s piece titled Obstacles in Creative Writing about the role of English teachers when teaching creative writing. Words || Amra Pajalic I teach my Year 8 English as an Additional Language (EAL) class in a small...
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