John Bartlett

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Words from the Surf Coast ArtsTrail 2017

Words from the Surf Coast ArtsTrail 2017

By on Sep 1, 2017 in Projects | 3 comments

On August 31st I was invited to be one of the participants in the inaugural ‘Words from the Surf Coast Arts Trail’ where writers were asked to respond to one of the works of art on show over the weekend of August 12 and 13. I chose a work by artist Kylie Prothero of  Black Lab Art, Torquay  entitled In the Steps of Eugenio, a reflection of my...

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Migration, Refugees and Hope

Migration, Refugees and Hope

By on May 20, 2017 in Projects | 1 comment

On May 13th I facilitated an event at the 2017 Queenscliffe Literary Festival for a session entitled ‘Migration, Refugees and Hope.’ Writers Mariam Issa  and Alec Patric  discussed issues including migration, multiculturalism (and its threats), the power of storytelling and some unexpected insights into the possibilities of a world which we increasingly...

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Word for Word Non-Fiction Festival- Geelong

Word for Word Non-Fiction Festival- Geelong

By on Feb 1, 2017 in Projects | 0 comments

  Behind the Headlines: The Refugee Experience  Sohila Zanjani (Scattered Pearls), Abdi Aden (Shining: The Story of a Lucky Man) and Adele Dumont (No Man is an Island) will share their unique individual perspectives as seekers of asylum and detention centre workers respectively, and give an insight into both sides of the refugee experience. Facilitated by...

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Author visits home town

Author visits home town

By on Apr 18, 2016 in Projects | 0 comments

For me here are the landscapes of my childhood – the Murray, the Coorong, the coastline of Port Elliot and VictorHarbour, the Adelaide Hills and the city itself. Directly and indirectly they are part of my writing. Murray Bridge is a huge part of my family’s story.  http://www.murrayvalleystandard.com.au/story/3833842/author-visits-home-town/— On April...

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Probus meeting in Portarlington in Victoria

Probus meeting in Portarlington in Victoria

By on Feb 17, 2016 in Projects | 3 comments

On February 17th I was invited to speak at a Probus meeting in Portarlington in Victoria and chose as my theme: ‘Where do writers come from?’ I sketched the story of my life and how it had fed into my writing, particularly how my family stories had seeped into the writing of ‘Estuary’...

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Estuary TV Development

Estuary TV Development

By on Jul 8, 2015 in Projects | 1 comment

Estuary is set in the breathtakingly beautiful landscape of the Coorong, where the mighty Murray River collides with the great Southern ocean, a truly mystical yet unsettling backdrop for long-buried stories. Estuary is a story of the complex relationships being played out in Australia today. Estuary ‘is a story that confronts, teases and eventually shows us a new...

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