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Thinking About Words

Last Wednesday staff from Sport Studies at the University of Canberra met the poet Harry Laing at the Old Cheese Factory at Reidsdale to develop our writing skills as part of the Faculty of Health‘s 2010 Writing Week. I have been thinking about the workshop a good deal since then. On one of my journeys into the University of Canberra I caught a Book Show discussion of Paul Celan.The program note included the quote "There is nothing in the world for which a poet will give up writing, not even when he is a Jew and the language of...

Writing Day at Reidsdale on the First Day of Summer

Today staff from Sport Studies at the University of Canberra met the poet Harry Laing at the Old Cheese Factory at Reidsdale to develop our writing skills as part of the Faculty of Health's 2010 Writing Week. We visited Reidsdale on one of the wettest days of the year in the wettest week of the year so that the glories of the Monga National Park were obscured by cloud and mist. Harry was a delightful facilitator and manged to guide us through a great day of writing and voice exercises. Our day included: Two free flow writing exercises (writing without taking the...

Writing Week at the University of Canberra 2010

Today is the start of Writing Week in the Faculty of Health at the University of Canberra. We had a preliminary event last week with Robert Brown. His writing workshop provided an excellent stimulus for disciplined writing for publication. This is the Faculty's second writing week. There are some blog posts about the 2009 Writing Week in this blog. This year the Faculty has scheduled no meetings for the week in order to create time for writing. On Wednesday staff from Sport Studies are meeting the poet Harry Laing at the Old Cheese Factory at Reidsdale to develop our writing skills....

A Christmas Day Visit to the Monga National Park

Today has been a wonderful day of non-stop rain in Mongarlowe ... a very special Christmas present. We visited the Monga National Park today as our between meals activity. The Monga National Park is: 20 km south-east of Braidwood and 40 km west of Batemans Bay, this park conserves a high diversity of forest types including cool temperate rainforest (dominated by the ancient plumwood trees), warm temperate rainforests and old growth eucalypt forests.. It provides a crucial link between Deua National Park and Budawang National Park, helping to establish a 350-km corridor between the Victorian border and the Illawarra Escarpment. We stopped at...