Launch: Southerly 71.2 A Handful of Sand

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Launch: Southerly 71.2 A Handful of Sand

Time: February 2, 2012 from 5:30pm to 7pm
Location: Woolley Common Room
Street: Woolley Building
City/Town: University of Sydney
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Event Type: launch, southerly
Organized By: Southerly
Latest Activity: Jan 27, 2012

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Southerly is delighted to invite you to the launch for its latest issue, 71.2 A Handful of Sand: Words to the frontline. There will be readings, nibbles, and general bonhomie. Please join us!



A Handful of Sand is an extraordinary editorial achievement by two of our finest poets, Ali Cobby Eckermann and Lionel Fogarty. This issue of Southerly brings to its reader a rich and striking cross-section of the poetry, fiction, essays and memoir of Australia’s first nations, from prodigious teenagers to respected Elders, from over twenty language groups, and from every corner of Australia. A perfect introduction for those who have not encountered such writing before, an invaluable resource for those who work with and within it, a rewarding experience for anyone who cares about country and wants to know more of its secrets, or who just wants to broaden their understanding of what writing is and can be, A Handful of Sand changes and animates the field of Australian Literature, remapping the real and imaginary landscapes on which the national fiction was founded.

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Comment by Cathy Bray on January 26, 2012 at 16:56

Congratulations to Ali Cobby Eckermann and Lionel Fogarty (guest editors on this issue) - one of the most wonderful issues of Southerly. Enjoyed Philip McLaren's piece on Vietnam - Phil is a very popular novelist in France but largely ignored here!  Cathy

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