True Religion

Published : Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Deep down, of course, all religions articulate the same poetic truths. And one of them, it seems, is single-origin coffee.

The other morning I found some very singular single-origin coffee at a cafe that serves it up as…

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Creativity, leadership and good prose style

Published : Monday, May 03, 2010

On 14 May 2010, I’m speaking at the 23rd annual conference of CLANZ (Corporate Lawyers Association of New Zealand) in Rotorua.

I’m on a panel with Rachel Paris, a playwright, who is also a lawyer with leading NZ…

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Essaying the Lyric Stance

Published : Sunday, May 02, 2010

The National Library of Australia just hosted a wonderful symposium on the essay: Essaying. The event featured as its speakers all the winners to date of the Calibre Essay Prize, one of Australia’s most significant literary prizes, and announced this…

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Tough Gigs

Published : Sunday, May 02, 2010

There’s a newish festival of literary nonfiction in Australia. It’s called Reality Bites, and it’s on again this year in Cooroy, in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast, 23 July to 1 August. I’m delighted to have received an invitation.…

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Three States: Roland Hemmert’s New Exhibition

Published : Sunday, February 07, 2010

My friend the painter Roland Hemmert has a new exhibition, Three States, opening in Tamworth on Friday 12 February at the new Weswal Gallery.

The show runs from 12 February to 11 March (2010) and features paintings and…

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