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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 10:27 am
by jpaulos
The Wordshed is Australia's only free-to-air tv program devoted to writers and writing.

If you missed the first episode last Wednesday night, there are still five more instalments to come!

This Wednesday 12 April at 8pm and weekly thereafter, with repeats on Sunday afternoons at 2pm, on the new community channel TVS (Sydney viewers only).

This week the guests are :

JANE GIBIAN is a poet, whose first collection of poetry 'The Body's
Navigation' was published in 1998. Jane performs poems, inspired by
her Asia Link residency in Vietnam in 2002.

DAVID MALOUF, esteemed author of novels including Johnno, The Great
World and An Imaginary Life, continues his talks on writing and age

PETER GOLDSWORTHY, doctor, poet and novelist whose work include
Maestro and Three Dogs Night and
awards include The Commonwealth poetry prize discusses death, love and
the disease of writers

ELSPETH PROBYN, Professor of Gender Studies at the University of
Sydney gives a lecture on shame, from her recent publication
Blush : Faces of Shame

DAVE TEH, director of the half-dozen festival for emerging art, critic
and curator, lectures in cultural and critical theory

BRIAN and DARRAN JORDAN, a father son team creating graphic novels and
comic books, through their company 'Ecelctica Press'

If your set is tuned to receive the old Channel 31 (31 on the UHF band), you don't have to do anything.
Otherwise your set will find the channel if you press the automatic tuning button.

The Wordshed is produced and presented by Johanna Featherstone, on behalf of the Writing and Society Research Group at the University ??of Western Sydney.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 9:31 pm
by makepeace
Did anyone watch this?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 8:45 am
by jpaulos
I didn't, the thought of messing with my auto channel scares me off. I'm featured in episode 4 apparently but I've been promised a DVD copy.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 12:57 am
by Soon
Seem to get the video decently of the station, but damn if the audio isn't atrocious. Nightmarish even. Wish it were different coming down the wave stream.


PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 12:27 pm
by jpaulos
In episode three New Zealand novelist ELIZABTEH
KNOX author of  'The Vitner's Luck', recently 'Dream hunter'
talks with her  sister DR SARA KNOX, senior lecturer in
cultural studies at the University of Western Sydney.

DAVID MALOUF, internationally acclaimed author of
poetry, novels, short stories and libretti continues his
talks on writing and age.

MERLINDA BOBIS academic and author of four books of
poetry, plays and short stories, demonstrates some
ancient Filipino poetry

Playwright, BEN ELLIS, co winner of The Patrick White
Playwrights' award in 2002 talks about adapting French
vernacular for the Australian stage

KATE FAGAN, Sydney writer, editor and musician
performs a song from her new album 'The Diamond Wheel'
& ANDREW RIEMER, chief book reviewer for the Sydney
morning herald, critic and translator, interviews prize-
winning Australian novelist CATHERINE REY, who writes
in French and publishes in Paris, and whose recent
book 'The Spruiker's Tale' he translated.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:58 am
by jpaulos
Sorry, this is a day late ...

This Wednesday 26 April at 8pm and weekly thereafter, with repeats on Sunday afternoons at 2pm, on the newcommunity channel TVS (Sydney viewers only).

In this episode ALAN WEARNE, author of 2 verse novels and a verse novella performs some popular Australian songs.

ANNA POLETTI, academic and zine-ster explores secrets and autobiography in zines

Professor IVOR INDYK founding editor of Heat Magazine and Giramondo Books and Whitlam professor in writing and society at the university of Western Sydney, lectures on shyness

Esteemed author, DAVID MALOUF, whose awards include the IMPAC Dublin literary award, continues his insights into writing and age

JASON PAULOS comic book artist, whose illustrations have featured on MAD magazine covers rants about clichés in comics.

BRIAN CASTRO whose novel 'Shanghai Dancing' won both the NSW and Victorian  Premier's Awards for Fiction and whose most recent book is 'The Garden Book'

PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 8:52 am
by jpaulos
For anybody interested ... still haven't seen it myself ...


SAM WAGAN WATSON, whose third collection of poetry 'Smoke Encrypted Whispers won the 2005 NSW Premiers' Literary Award for Poetry and Book of the Year Award

JOANNE BURNS, whose most recent collection 'Footnotes of a hammock' was published in 2004 by Five Islands Press performs her work

CAROL GEORGE, books editor for The Australian Women's Weekly talks about 'The Great Read' and snobbery in the book trade.

THE MIXMASTERS, a Sydney based group of songwriters and DJS are profiled and

DAVID MALOUF, playwright, novelist, poet and librettist continues his talk on writing and age & JOHN TRANTER, Author of more than a dozen books, and editor of the free online magazine Jacket, talks about women in his verse novel 'The Floor of Heaven'