Past Perfect at Brisbane Writers Festival

It’s hardly a new observation to say that everything old is new again. But what does our obsession with nostalgia say about our relationship with the past, our understanding of the present and our prospects for the future? These three extraordinary writers discuss their contributions to a nostalgia-themed edition of Griffith Review with the journal’s editor, Carody…

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Attachment Styles at Brisbane Writers Festival

Join three brilliant authors as they unpick the threads of our complex emotional bonds. From therapy speak and method acting to the mysteries that live within our bodies, these writers’ spellbinding contributions to the latest edition of Griffith Review reveal the pleasures, pitfalls and peculiarities of our messy human relations. Ceridwen Dovey writes fiction (Only the Animals; Mothertongues; Blood…

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Attachment Styles at Sydney Writers Festival

Relationships are complicated – but would we want them any other way? Beloved storytellers Richard Glover and Debra Oswald and acclaimed psychologist and author Ahona Guha talk love, labels and psychobabble with Griffith Review Editor Carody Culver. They’ll be exploring their contributions to the journal’s latest edition, Attachment Styles, which goes far beyond the family tree to explore…

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Animal Magic at Sydney Writers Festival

Take a walk on the wild side with award-winning writers Chris Flynn and Laura Jean McKay as they discuss their contributions to Griffith Review 82: Animal Magic with journal editor Carody Culver. From the big business of digging up dinosaur bones to the mysteries that lie in wait beneath the waves, this edition of Griffith Review lets the cat…

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Past Perfect at Avid Reader

Join Editor Carody Culver to explore the perils and possibilities of nostalgia with Griffith Review 83 contributors Sharlene Allsopp, Amber Gwynne, Myles McGuire and Melanie Myers. They’ll talk time travel, the Roald Dahl revision controversy, psychedelic criticism, and the seven stages of loving – and hating – Scarlett O’Hara. About Past Perfect The past, famously,…

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Launch of Westerly Issue 68.2

It is with pleasure that we invite you to the launch of Westerly 68.2! This issue is marked by reverberations—whether as relationships, as echoes or as impacts. The launch will also be celebrate the release of the latest Online Special Issue: OSI14: djinda. Guest edited by Elfie Shiosaki, this issue presents a reflective collaboration between five poets on…

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Animal Magic at Avid Reader

Join Editor Carody Culver as she tours the animal kingdom with Griffith Review 82 contributors Laura Jean McKay, Melanie Saward and Amanda Niehaus. They’ll be chatting about why so many humans are dog people, what mysteries lie in wait for us beneath the waves, and what the birds might be trying to tell us –…

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The Leisure Principle at Avid Reader

Join Editor Carody Culver for a conversation with Griffith Review 81 contributors David Ellison and Suneel Jethani as they discuss spare time – what we do with it, how we feel about it, and the processes by which technology has increasingly come to measure, quantify and intrude into its every aspect. The conversation will be…

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The Leisure Principle at Byron Writers Festival

As technology reshapes our work and leisure time and corporate giants exploit our personal data for profit, the concept of ‘free time’ takes on new meanings. Griffith Review 81: The Leisure Principle explores the paradox of work-life balance, Big Tech’s incursion into our private lives and the capitalist trap of contemporary recreation. About the panel…

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Creation Stories at State Library New South Wales

The capacity to tell stories – along with language and the ability to create art – is seen as both intrinsic and unique to the human species. Over thousands of years, we’ve forged narratives of our origins, our journeys and our dreams as a means of defining our place in the world. Griffith Review’s 20th anniversary…

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Counterfeit Culture at Avid Reader

Join Editor Carody Culver as she talks taxidermy, folklore and conspiracy theories with Griffith Review 79 contributors Martine Kropkowski and Alex Philp.   Griffith Review 79: Counterfeit Culture explores the appeal of stories, objects and experiences that offer the false promise of authenticity. From the imitation game and the uncanny valley to con artistry, trickery and scams, this edition unveils the agony and the…

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