Sunday, June 22, 2008

Love in Bright Landscapes fundraiser tonight!

Hello Friends,

Tonight, at The Corner Hotel, The Mime Set and myself are playing with the great Melbourne lineup of The Blackeyed Susans, Mick Thomas, Chuck Jenkins and The Diving Bell in a night that honours songwriter David McComb, frontman of seminal Australian band The Triffids.

Our friend Jonathan Alley (you may have caught him on RRR on Sunday afternoons) is making a labour-of-love documentary about David's life, work and influence and this gig is a fundraiser for the doco. All the acts are doing songs of or inspired by Dave McComb/The Triffids so it's a great introduction to McComb's body of work for the uninitiated and (hopefully) soulmusic for existing fans.

Tickets are $20 and it's an early one, starting from 6pm. The Corner has great food in the front bar if you're after dinner.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Things To Do With Words

Things to do with words

Deakin University's School of Communication and Creative Arts invites you to a special event: 'Things to do with words'

Thursday 5 June 2008, 11.00 am–3.00 pm

Where: da2.004, KD Stewart Centre,
Deakin University, Waurn Ponds

Admission: Free

Deakin students, high school students and community members are invited to attend this free event to hear guest speakers share advice about careers related to literature and writing.

Guest speakers include:

* Helen Garner (the Geelong-born, multi-award-winning author whose books include Monkey Grip, The First Stone, Joe Cinque’s Consolation and, most recently, The Spare Room);
* Joel Deane (the speech writer for the Victorian Premier and the author of a novel, Another, and two books of poems, Subterranean Radio Songs and Magisterium); and
* Agnes Lindop (a Deakin graduate and publicity manager at Penguin).

The event will also feature a special spoken-word performance, Sweet Cowboy, by the award-winning Melbourne performance poets Emilie Zoey Baker and Sean Whelan.

For further information on this event please contact: Dr Maria Takolander on email