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Wednesday 11 December 2013
Books

lip lit: :etchingsmelb 12

Lauren Strickland
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For all the many thousands of words that make up the twelfth volume of :etchingsmelb, there is one word that perfectly sums it up: eclectic. The latest iteration of the literary journal skips merrily from the collage of Australiana that is the opening short story by Simonne Michelle-Wells, ‘Under a Dreaming Sky’, all the way…
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Sunday 4 August 2013
Arts Books

lip lit: destroying the joint

Veronica Sullivan
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Several F-words spring to mind to describe the writers anthologised in Destroying the Joint. Fabulous. Fiery. Funny. Feisty. Fierce. And, perhaps most importantly: Feminist. The pieces contained in this book originated as impassioned responses to Alan Jones’ awful and offensive remark in August 2012 that ‘women are destroying the joint’. Notable Australian women were asked…
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Thursday 30 May 2013
Books Opinion

lip lit: derby shorts

Jane Bradley
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Chances are that, by now, you’ve definitely heard of roller derby. Even if you’ve never had chance or opportunity to see your local league bouting live, you’ve probably seen Juliette Lewis, Drew Barrymore and Ellen Page tearing up the track in Whip It! Maybe you’ve got fanatical friends or family members who’ve raved to you…
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Saturday 9 February 2013
Arts Books Featured

lip lit: Granta’s The Best of Young Brazilian Novelists

Erin Stewart
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Granta is one of those literary journals you’re told to subscribe to when you study writing. It publishes the full gamut of linguistic genres – poetry, prose, fiction, non-fiction – in quarterly instalments. Usually the writing it features kind of makes a budding writer ashamed to call themselves a ‘writer’ while the understated beauty of…
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Monday 17 December 2012
Arts Books

lip verse: Best Australian Poems 2012

lip magazine
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It’s like the Australian poetry scene’s twelve-monthly check-up; the so-called “best” of the year’s poems, as chosen from around three thousand submissions, with a little over one hundred making the cut. It is John Tranter’s second and final year as editor of the series, which changes editors regularly to keep the collections fresh. In his…
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Sunday 18 November 2012
Arts Books

The Invisible Thread : Celebrating Canberra’s Centenary Through Literature

Erin Stewart
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The Invisible Thread is an anthology of one hundred years of writing by those with an association to Canberra. Its launch in November will also mark the launch of Canberra’s official Centenary celebrations. Further, it is an official publication of The National Year of Reading 2012. The Invisible Thread will include short stories, essays, poetry,…
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