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Vagabond Press presents

reading from their work

Wednesday March 19th, 2008 at 6.15pm

Entry by donation.
Vagabond Press backlist on sale at reduced prices.
This reading is a fundraiser for the press.

Chris Edwards is the author of utensils in a landscape (Vagabond Press 2001), A Fluke: a mistranslation of Stéphane Mallarmé’s “Un coup de dés” (Monogene 2005) and Nicked (Vagabond Press 2006).

Martin Harrison is the author of The Distribution of Voice (UQP1993), The Kangaroo Farm (Paper Bark Press 1997), Summer (Paper Bark Press 2001) and Music (Vagabond Press 2005).

Pam Brown is the author of fourteen books and seven chapbooks including Dear Deliria (Salt Publishing, 2003), Drifting Topoi (Vagabond Press 2000) and Let’s Get Lost (co-author) (Vagabond Press 2005)

Wednesday March 19th, 2008 at 6.15pm

Department of English Common Room
John Woolley Building
Science Road
University of Sydney

Click here for a clunky campus map
1 minute from the Footbridge entrance from Parramatta Rd

The second issue of Taipa-based Kit Kelen's magazine
Poetry Macao is now online.

National Apology

9am Wednesday
13th February 2008

The federal government will formally apologise to the
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Stolen Generations
of Australia next Wednesday morning.

Join Sydneysiders at 9am in Martin Place
to watch the speech on a giant screen.
Information here

Barbara Shaw, Mt Nancy Town Camp, Central Australia

The City of Sydney invites you to join us in witnessing and celebrating the historic moment of the Federal Parliament saying 'sorry' to members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Stolen Generations.

Everyone and anyone is welcome.

The City will provide two opportunities to view the live to air telecast on 13 February at 9am.

Large screen in Martin Place
In conjunction with the NSW State Government

Indoor and outdoor screens at the Redfern Community Centre
29 Hugo Street Redfern

In addition to the 9am screening, Redfern Community Centre will hold a replay of the formal apology from 3pm with our Acknowledgement to Country, speeches by Elders from the local Aboriginal community, members of the Stolen Generations, the Lord Mayor and young people from the local community.

Other activities throughout the day include a community BBQ, children's activities, film screenings and live entertainment.

A community bus to the Redfern event will leave from the following locations:

8am - Juanita Nielson Leisure Centre
cnr of Nicholson & Dowling Streets, Woolloomooloo

8am - Ultimo Community Centre
40 William Henry St, Ultimo

8:15am - Glebe Library
186 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe (rear car park)

For more information please contact David Beaumont
Phone: 9246 7873

AntaR (Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation) events

ANTaR believes that an apology should be the beginning of a process of reparation. However the government should do what it promised in opposition: comprehensively respond to the recommendations of the Bringing Them Home report, a number of which deal with compensation.

If you’re travelling to Canberra for this historic occasion you can find further information from the Aboriginal Rights Coalition here

For info on Reconciliation Australia click here

Media link here

                                                                          foto by K. Tamasi

                         Vale Jackie Orszaczky

                         news article here                         a blog tribute

An acrostic poem lands Burmese poet Saw Wai
in big trouble with the generals : click here

                           General Than Shwe, not happy