TINA Reflections

derekmotionLiterary festivals happen again and again in Australia but you'll probably miss most of them. Even if you do reside in a major coastal city, then still, you'll miss things. I know. I used to not care so much, but now I read blogs and keep tabs on the activities of a lot of Australian writers; so I am privy to all the festival happenings, all the goss, and I am naturally left feeling left out. Why can't I go to these cool things if so many other people can?

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David Prater reports back from NYWF 2001

National Young Writers Festival September 29 to October 3, 2001 Newcastle, Australia I don't care what anyone says; the 2001 National Young Writer's Festival was never going to be as good as last year's or the one before that. At …

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Q&A with Amanda Kerley

For five glorious, sweltering days each October, Newcastle plays host to one of the biggest youth arts festival in Australia. Under the umbrella of This Is Not Art (or TINA) not one but four festivals are held simultaneously in the …

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