Heroines Festival - women writers writing womens stories

The Heroines Festival was held in the Thirroul Community Centre in September. A great little venue attached to the library and within stone's throw of shops and cafes. Thirroul (near Wollongong) is a lovely little town, almost sleepy and definitely more laid back than everywhere north of the Wollongong stretch of coastline (Sydney). The coast from Sydney down is amazing and becomes magnificent from the Royal National Park onward. Sheer cliffs interrupted by golden sand beaches... I love this region! A great program of authors were curated to about finding and writing women’s stories. Historically, women’s voices have been silenced or usurped. their voices have spoken “from the margins” of k

Book Review: Stories to Read by Candlelight

Illustration by Erin-Claire Barrow Stories to Read by Candlelight is a collection of eight short stories written by Jean Lorrain a 19th century French poet and novelist working within the school of symbolism and a dedicated disciple of "dandyism". Symbolism was a late 19th century literary and art movement in Europe. According to The Art Story Symbolism suggested ideas through symbolic form. Symbolists could take the ineffable, such as dreams and visions, and give it form. The Art Story - modern art insight. The particular copy that I read was translated by Patricia Worth who has translated several French authors, which have been published in literary magazines. Reading this collection is a

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