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Anna Goldsworthy’s Essay on the Lost Art of Listening

Have we lost the art of listening? And, if so, does that consign classical music to irrelevance? How can we engage a generation raised on spotify and twitter with the art forms of the past? Esteemed concert pianist and memoirist, Dr Anna Goldsworthy, discusses the conundrum of classical music in the twenty-first century in her […]

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Visions of Precarity: A Seminar with Kristina Iwata-Weickgenannt and Luke Harrald

Ten Minutes to Midnight Thursday 19 November, Room G03, Napier Building All are welcome, but please register your interest. Associate Professor Kristina Iwata-Weickgenannt (Nagoya University) and JMCCCP member Dr Luke Harrald will present a seminar on creative responses to precarity in Japan and Australia. A/Prof Iwata-Weickgenannt will discuss literary responses to the social climate in […]

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Shannon Burns Profiles Australian Writer Gerald Murnane

In August 2015, JMCCCP early career researcher Dr Shannon Burns wrote an extended profile of the enigmatically brilliant and under-recognized Australian writer Gerald Murnane for the Australian Book Review. The essay, which was supported by an ABR fellowship, reviewed Murnane’s challenging and rather idiosyncratic oeuvre in the context of his personal biography. A full version […]

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Port Fairy Spring Music Festival, October 9 – 11

Pianist, writer and JMCCCP member Dr Anna Goldsworthy presided over her final Port Fairy Spring Music festival as artistic director this month. With sold out sessions and a wide array of musical performances, this was the most well-attended iteration of this popular classical musical festival yet. Set in the idyllic surrounds of Port Fairy, the […]

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Inaugural CAL-J.M. Coetzee Writing Fellow Announced

Award-winning South Australian author Dr Cath Kenneally has been announced the inaugural Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) J.M. Coetzee Writing Fellow. The fellowship – the first of three $30,000 fellowships funded by the Copyright Agency Limited Cultural Fund – will see Dr Kenneally become a writer-in-residence for six months at the JMCCCP. Dr Kenneally will work […]

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Experimental Writing Symposium, Masterclass and Seminar

Experimental Writing: Why and Why Now? Co-hosted by the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice and the Department of English and Creative Writing, School of Humanities, University of Adelaide in conjunction with An(F)ew Australian Network for Feminist Experimental Writers. Convenors: Rosslyn Prosser & Alison Coppe. Seminar with Kate Lilley Thursday 17th September, 11am – 1pm, […]

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Open call: Residency at the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice

The J.M. Coetzee Writing Fellow The J.M. Coetzee Centre is proud to announce a new residency for South Australian writers made possible by generous funding from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund. Offered annually for a period of three years, the aim of this residency is to give South Australian writers time to develop a creative […]

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New Director Appointed at the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice

Professor Jennifer Rutherford is a sociologist, literary scholar and essayist working broadly in the field of psycho-social poetics, with a particular focus on Australian literature and race relations. Her works and research interests explore narrative, memory and place-making, the slowness of cultures and subjects in times of great change, the way individuals and communities dwell in […]

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Victorian Premier’s Poetry Prize for 2015

Jill Jones wins Victorian Premier’s Poetry Prize for 2015 On commenting on The Beautiful Anxiety (Puncher & Wattmann), the judge’s report states: “The Beautiful Anxiety reveals Jill Jones as a leading contemporary stylist who has disciplined her lyric into a rigorous and highly economical poetry of description and response. Her syntax makes tensile use of line […]

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Brian Castro Wins 2014 Patrick White Literary Award

Professor Brian Castro has been awarded the 2014 Patrick White Literary Award. White created the award with the money he received as winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1973 to acknowledge writers who have made a significant contribution to Australian literature. White stipulated his prize should be presented on the Friday after the […]

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