Category Archives: Sanctuary for writers and historians

Women of Words poetry events

  The Women of Words will be a series of events held throughout November in order to raise funds for The Hunter Women’s Centre and White Ribbon Foundation. There are four events that will accompany the opening with female poets … Continue reading

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Local history at Newcastle Library

Wow! I’m loving the new Newcastle Library website, especially the Heritage & History section. It’s all there. Everything you will need whether you are writing a novel, memoir or researching your family tree. Never underestimate library resources. Yes, it’s great if your novel … Continue reading

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Histories of Hunter Women

Novocastians, Jude Conway needs your help. As part of her project Histories of Hunter Women, Jude is trying to determine what year the following women died [and if by chance any are still alive heartfelt apologies]. As Jude explains on … Continue reading

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The Margaret Henry Oral History Archive

It’s Australia Day, a time to celebrate amazing achievements by Australians and to welcome new Australians to our fold. It’s also a time to reflect on how far we have come as a nation. To do that effectively we can’t … Continue reading

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An update on Ruth Skilbeck’s books

It’s an exciting time for Ruth. On the 20th of this month her novel Australian Fugue: Missing will be available on Amazon Kindle and soon after as a print book that can be ordered through bookshops. Her non fiction work … Continue reading

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The Fugue State and the work of Ruth Skilbeck

I first met Ruth Skilbeck when Ruth, Paula Morrow and myself were invited to read at our Booklovers group which often meets at Cooks Hill Books. I have written about Paula’s book Darwin’s Dilemma in an earlier post here. I … Continue reading

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An afternoon of poetry at the Press Book House

Starving in a Garret and Papatuanuku Press is hosting an afternoon of poetry at the Press Book House Hunter Street, Newcastle on Saturday 15th August, 3.30 for 4pm start till 6pm. This is an open reading with each poet having … Continue reading

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