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“My name’s Kate Gordon and I’m reading from my novel Thyla published by Random House Australia in 2011.
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“Hi, I’m Jennifer Scoullar, and I’m reading an excerpt of my novel, Brumby’s Run, to be published by Penguin in 2012. (more…)

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Hello, I’m Karen Darby, and I am going to read from ‘Inside the Ottoman’, the diaries of my mother, Ann Jennings.

My mother Ann passed away in the hour before the dawn, in June of 2002. The first winter snow fell during her wake several days later. It was then that I clearly heard ‘the voice of one just dead.’
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Hello this is Tim Thorne. My poem is called Scratched in Stone.

On the wall of a cell in Richmond Castle:
“The only war worth fighting is the class war.”
1916: A few men brave enough to be called cowards
knew there would be no war
if no-one obeyed.  The first step
led to a stone wall.  What was scratched on that wall
is there still.  Refusal
is the only weapon they can’t take from you.
When a kid in the firing squad
(They always picked the youngest.)
chose not to shoot, he was next.

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