8 June 2013

NYWM: Day 8


Today’s links are for the culture writers. Interested in writing about books, music, film, dance or theatre? This article about the history and role of rock criticism is fascinating. This one is a great exploration of what makes a good critic. In this piece, a great discussion of the current state of cultural criticism is found. In honour of our 6x6x6 event tonight in Melbourne we thought it would also be fun to remind you about the previous 6x6x6 event we held last year, so take a look at our speakers from that event here, here, here, here, here and here.

Opportunities and Events

Slam the Mic! is a workshop for writers 18-30 in Canberra wanting to learn more about performing their writing, taking place on June 17. More details on the ACT Writers’ Centre website. Canberrans can also head to Paperchain Books on June 20 to hear YA author Rebecca James (details here).

Writers in Brisbane need to check out the Bright Young Things Club (here’s the Facebook page). Their next event is June 19.

Perth Poetry Club has weekly readings on Saturdays from 2-4. Check their website for lineups and details.

Students from New South Wales, take advantage of the $20 tickets to individual sessions of Professor Barry Spurr’s lecture series from June 20. Information on the Australian Poetry website.

Our favourite quote regarding writing about the arts…

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture – (see here for the history of this quote)

What kind of arts writing and criticism are you interested in…

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