Oh dear I’ve been a terrible blogger!
Here, have some events.
Sydney Writer’s Festival
The Sydney Writer’s Festival is back for another year and boy is it big. Many events are already sold out but fortunately the best of the bunch still have seats and are completely free!
The Chaser Boys will be hosting they’re Empty Vessel discussion at Walsh Bay between Wednesday and Saturday at 9pm, just make sure you turn up on time to get in!
On Saturday former Finance Minister Lindsay Tanner, Gruen Transfer regular Jane Caro and leading finance writer Trevor Sykes will be taking a look at the art of spin in media discourse in Spin Cycle.
There will also be some interesting talks about the challenges facing journalism like WikiLeaks and the Challenge for Journalism, a look at Wikileaks’ place in the world of reporting and the public’s right to freedom of information.
If you don’t mind forking out a little bit, why not join political and journalism heavy weights in the panel discussion,A Good Leader is Hard to Find? Ok, that may sound dull to some of you, but Kerry O’Brien, Bob Ellis and Bob Carr will be there, so it should be a pretty lively discussion
There will also be a Zine Fair on the last day of the festival. Not just any Zine Fair, but the biggest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, so make sure you’re at the MCA on Sunday.
There’s loads of others things on, just check out the SWF website for more.
So it’s nearly Winter now. You can tell because those crazy cold mornings are tempting us into potentially daggy behaviour, like wearing your pyjama pants to uni or hiding your unkempt bed hair under a large beanie. Thank goodness then that Finders Keepers are back in town to give us a well needed injection of style. Alongside the amazing threads on sale from local designers, the markets will also be showcasing emerging artists and musicians. Carriage Works will be hosting the event this Friday and Saturday, so just head to Redfern station and follow the long line of hipsters winding down Wilson Street. For more info head to the website http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/
I try not to be a jealous blogger, but I cant help but I can’t help but be a little green with envy at Louise Hawson’s beautiful photo blog 52 Suburbs. After a scary brush with a white tail spider, Hawson picked up an SLR and has since been snapping thousands of photos around Sydney’s widely spread suburbs. In avoiding typical tourist spots, Hawson has developed a knack for revealing the character of each suburb. Rather than creating an image of Sydney that revolves around the Harbour, Rawson has developed a patchwork that captures all the city’s little quirks. If trawling through the crazy amount of photos on her website is a little too much for you then don’t fret, Museum of Sydney is hosting an exhibition of Rawson’s work until October.