The Art of Movement

The Art of Movement

Visual artist Abdullah M I Sayed and writer Felicity Castagna reflect on art, writing and exercise. Felicity Castagna One of the hardest aspects of writing, for me, has been learning how to sit still. In many ways my other job, as a teacher, suits me much better. When...
Who Gives a Shit? On motherhood and the arts

Who Gives a Shit? On motherhood and the arts

by Felicity Castagna I went into labour with my first child while I was hunched over the final manuscript for my last book. I was thirty pages away from completing all the edits that needed to be done before it was sent to the printer the following week. It was my...
Just Make it Electric

Just Make it Electric

by Felicity Castagna A lot of space in literary circles has been given of late to trying to define what is highbrow and what is middlebrow and why those distinctions matter. I think we would be better off having a debate about literature that is ‘technically good’ but...
The Man From Snowy River does not come from Detroit

The Man From Snowy River does not come from Detroit

by Felicity Castagna The writer John Gardner famously said that there are only two plots in fiction—a person goes on a journey or a stranger comes to town. What he’s essentially pointing to here is that all stories are about place. Place is at once both an incredibly...
November monthly blogger – Felicity Castagna!

November monthly blogger – Felicity Castagna!

An enormous thanks to Samuel Wagan Watson for his wonderful posts. Our blogger for this month is Felicity Castagna. Her bio is below. Felicity Castagna’s work  has been produced for  ABC Radio National and  ABC television as well as being published in  journals...
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