John Bartlett

Adelaide Launch

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Adelaide Launch

On November 17th we journeyed to Adelaide with Stephen’s cousin Pauline, visiting from Denmark, for the South Australian Launch of ‘Estuary’. It was held as part of the FEAST festival, a local celebration of GLBT life. A small crowd of friends and family attended and we retired to the Sebel hotel down North Terrace where we spent a pleasant afternoon chatting, drinking and catching up on old times....

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The Pulse FM

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The Pulse FM

December 3 2013: My friend of 50 years, Bernard Ryan, talked to me on Geelong’s The Pulse FM about the genesis of ‘Estuary’ and the characters Seth and Leila and if there is such a thing as White Man’s Dreaming. Bernard raised the question too of non-indigenous writers portraying indigenous characters, perhaps a controversial technique....

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Meet the Author

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Meet the Author

November 26th 2013: As part of Geelong library’s ‘Meet the Author’ series I was invited to talk about the process of writing ‘Estuary’. Listen to the audio here with a Q & A session and see pictures from the event. My friend Rosemary from Torquay Books was on hand to make sales and Patti Manolis, the CEO of the Library Corporation, who introduced the event, thanked me later for “giving time and expertise so generously to a library author encounter. I enjoyed it immensely as did the other attendees....

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Estuary Launch

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Estuary Launch

Last October 6th we celebrated the launch of ‘Estuary’ at Conneware Hall outside Geelong with around 60 relatives, friends and colleagues from as far away as Sydney. Despite the fact that Tony Birch was unable to attend, due to serious illness, my friend/ mentor/ editor, Renée Otmar at short notice spoke eloquently for the occasion and you can hear her address here and see some pictures from the day. ———-...

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