NEWS & EVENTS

22 October, 2014

[note - we're away overseas between 22 Oct - 6 Nov]

6 September ... R.I.P. Martin Harrison (1949-2014), philosopher-poet ... link for details
EscapeArffest 2014 News Flash - October Post-fest Review -
Issue 9 ... with competition winners!
2014 Shoalhaven Literary Award (poetry) - presented by FAW Shoalhaven

with support of Shoalhaven Arts Board & Bundanon Trust ... first prize to Vito Milana of Strathmore VIC, for 'Will Break My Bones' ... link for full results & judge's comments
1-30 October ... exhibition, 'ECLECTIC' at Squid Studio, Nowra ... work of Sandy McClellan, Ann Gardner, Nicole Dixon, Therese Muscat

launch Sat 4 Oct, 4-6 pm
2 October /2 November
... Emily Reid, exhibition of illustrations and installations

at Little Gunga Cafe-Artspace, 6/41 Wason St Milton, enquiries - 0439 460 210
8 October
... R.I.P. Morris Lurie (1938-2014), novelist & children's writer - link for career details
18 October-7 December ... Samuel Elyard: Of Time and Place' - at Shoalhaven City Arts Centre, Lost in Waste - Access & East galleries; 'Seeking the Silence' by Lissa de Sailles; 'Bay' by Julie Love - Foyer gallery
20 October ... entry closing date, STELLA Prize for women's writing,

for books published between 1 January and 31 December 2014 - link for guidelines
20 October
... 2014 Prime Minister's Literary Awards - shortlist announced

[Note: this year a number of non-fiction section nominee are notable for their status as conservative fellow travelers, as employees of News Ltd or otherwise sympathetic to the government - no surprise with the selection panels chosen by Mr Abbott and Senator Brandis ... still, there may be surprises from this talented list ]
21 October ... R.I.P. Edwin Gough Whitlam (1916-2014)

"a progressive and inspirational (if flawed) national leader who enabled Australians to envision and achieve their future, in the later 20th century."
24-25 October ... KidgeeRidge Music Festival, at Lake Conjola ... supporting local communities - tickets limited to 500, so don't delay your booking!
25 October ... Shoalhaven River Festival for 2014 in Nowra - why not take part? ...link for details
30 October ... Power FM Girls Night In ... fundraiser for Breast Cancer Foundation

6:30 pm at Shoalhaven City Turf Club ... book via Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre
31 October-15 November ... 'The Importance of Being Earnest', by Oscar Wilde - presented by Pigs Fly Productions

at Mittagong Playhouse ... link to: www.trybooking.com | tickets also available at Tourism Southern Highlands,

enquiries 0423 985 945
1-28 November ... exhibition, of NEW WORKS at Squid Studio, Nowra ... work of Lissa-Jane de Sailles; Bonnie Greene; Jen Saunders

launch Sat 1 Nov, 7 for 7:30 pm ... join for opening drinks!
7 December
... final date for submissions - SAVE Milton Library ? ... link to Shoalhaven Council notice with their reasons for potential closure ... you may enter your opinion in that web-site - or else write to Council eith your views at: PO Box 42, Nowra 2541
1 November ... 'The Wordy Women Tour' - three of Australia's finest novelists chat about life, love, and books ... presented by Dean Swift Books with Shoalhaven Libraries ... 12 pm at Nowra Library, for Kylie Ladd; Maggie Joel; Fiona Higgins
13 December-21 February ... Exhibitions - at Shoalhaven City Arts Centre,

'Landscapes and Interiors' - Main & Foyer galleries; Monotypes - Access gallery - by Elisabeth Cummings; 'Shifting Shadows, Shifting Sands' - East gallery - by Maryanne Wick & Szilvia Gyorgy
15 November ... 'Little Mountain Readings', Mittagong with support from South Coast Writers Centre

poetry readings from 5 pm ... $25 fee includes wine & refreshments - performers include Peter Bakowski, Mark Tredinnick, Ron Pretty, Jenny Crozier ... bookings needed, call Sturt on 02 4860 2083, or SCWC on 02 4228 0151
Nowra Players present 'The Female of the Species' at
8 pm on 22/26/27/28 November; 3 pm on 23/30 November; 8 pm on 3/4/5/6 December ... witty comedy by Joanna Murray Smith ... at Players Theatre Bomaderry ... bookings from 6 October : 1300 662 808 at Shoalhaven Visitors' Information Centre
30 November ... applications close, 2015 Illawarra Folk Festival, for Youth Traditions Awards ... link for details
12 December ... 'Feel the Manouche' : George Washingmachine and gypsy jazz ensemble - presented by Milton Theatre
12 December ... entry closing date, Hal Porter Short Story competition - stories up to 2500 words,

email (to: pjsmillard@live.com) for details
15 December ... Peter Porter Poetry Prize ... poems up to 75 lines, first prize $5000 ... link for details