29 August 2003

Republic Readings
(The Republic Bar and Cafe - corner of Burnett and Elizabeth St.)
Sunday 31 August 3-5pm

Geoff Dyer (Archibald Prize winner) will be painting on stage to Michael Fortescue's improvisations. The resulting painting will grace the walls of the refurbished upstairs room of the pub. The featured poet will be Lyn Reeves. Geoff is the winner of the 2003 Archibald Prize. A not to be missed event.

TASMANIAN LIVING ARTISTS' WEEK
22-31 August 2003
Program ...
See program.

The August-September issue of the JAS Review of Books includes new reviews by: Christine Choo, Diane Brown, Sue Bond, Geoff Parkes, Ioana Petrescu, Stephyn Mappin, Deborah Hunn, Steve Evans, Debra Zott, John Blahusiak, Jean-Francois Vernay, Glen Phillips, Christy Collis, Natasha Giardina, Tony Smith, Maggie Tonkin, Irish Low, Robert Crawford, Bernard Whimpress. See details.

The 2003/4 editors of New Talents 21C, an annual publication featuring the original work of new and emerging writers in the arts, humanities and social sciences, have been announced. This year, the project attracted 173 submissions. With the help of 158 academic supervisors and 209 referees, there are 102 articles under active consideration. The best 21 articles will be edited into a single volume that will be launched at the Perth International Arts Festival in February 2004. Further details.
Source: email announcement by Richard Nile, Professor of Australian Studies, Director The Australia Research Institute at Curtin University of Technology.

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