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Primavariants: Conversations across a Continent

 

PRIMAVARIANTS: Conversations across a Continent (poems of The Great Western Shield & New England Tablelands of NSW)

John Ryan and Glen Phillips would like to invite you to the launch of their illustrated book of spring eco-poems “Primavariants”.
ECU Professor Patrick Armstrong will launch the book, copies available $15 (launch price).

 A light lunch will be provided.

Details:
Book Launch “Primavariants” and Lunch
Date: Thursday 7th December 2017
Time: 12pm to 12.45pm
Venue: Peter Cowan Writers Centre, Edith Cowan House, Building 20, ECU Joondalup Campus, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup WA 6027

RSVP: Glen Phillips at: mailto:glenlyp@bigpond.com (or telephone 9272 3797)

Directions to the Centre: From Lakeside Drive to Deakin Road, enter Car Park 14. There is a visitors parking area, near the Gymnasium and Child Care Centre.  Please click the Map to Venue.

Additionally, you may wish to stay on after the book launch, for a separate free event:
The ICLL Symposium: Perth’s Lost Lakes
Time: 1pm to 5.45pm
Venue: Room 202, Building 21, ECU Joondalup Campus, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup 6027.

Join distinguished scholars, writers and civil leaders for an afternoon of enquiry and discussion, followed by a guided tour of Joondalup Lake 5.45pm to 6.30pm..
However, as they are separate events, if you would like to attend this Symposium, you will need to register via Eventbright on this link:

Eventbright –  https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/perths-lost-lakes-a-symposium-tickets-39711902369

Congratulations to PCWC member, Josephine Taylor

Josephine has recently been appointed as the new Associate Editor at Westerly magazine, and will work alongside Editor Catherine Noske and the Westerly team to continue to develop the magazine as a platform for lively and intelligent fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry and scholarly offerings. Josephine is also a member of the editorial board at Margaret River Press, and reviews regularly for Australian Book Review.

Congratulations, Josephine.

 

A PIECE OF GOOD LAND – A Memoir by Val Carter

Val's bookA PIECE OF GOOD LAND – A Memoir by Val Carter
Published by Vivid Publishing, September 2016
Four Corners is a 3600-acre farm nestled away in the Shire of Dandaragan in Western Australia. When Ron and Val Carter first acquired it in 1955, it was virgin scrub land — no communication, no electricity, just acres of bush. They envisioned
a viable farm where cattle grazed and crops flourished; a place where they could raise their growing family. Over twenty-five years, they developed that land one small piece at a time, fighting against many struggles: droughts that almost wiped out their flocks of sheep and out-of-control bushfires that threatened to burn away everything they were working towards. This inspirational story is about family, community and hard work; but most of all, about never giving up on their dreams, no matter how many obstacles they faced, including snooty bank managers who told them, ‘You’ll never make it.’ (Anon Author)
For more details and to order a copy – $33 http://valcarter.com.au/

 

 

Member’s Achievement

 Congratulations to Hannah van Didden who was a finalist in the Iceland Writers’ Retreat Alumni Award which provides recipients with a fully funded or partially funded residency at the Iceland Writers’ Retreat. Hannah was one of 30 finalists selected from over 600 applications from around the globe. The residencies are merit-based and the selection of the four alumni is highly competitive. Well done, Hannah for your selection as a finalist.

 

Author Talks – Rashiday Murphy, The Historian’s Daughter – 16 November

Rashida Murphy will be appearing at Nedlands Library for an author talk on her novel The Historian’s Daughter on 16 November from 10.30 – 11.30 am.

RSVP to http://nedlands.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=1661&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2016/11/08

Rashida will also be appearing at the Perth Writers Festival in February. The full program for the festival will be released in mid-January or keep an eye on the website at: https://perthfestival.com.au/perth-writers-festival/