Author Archives: magdalenaball

The Long Goodbye at SJWF

On Sunday the 25th of August, I’ll be at the Sydney Jewish Writers Festival to interview Keri Kitay about her new book The Long Goodbye: Lessons on humanity from the grips of Alzheimer.  Early bird tickets are on sale now … Continue reading

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Melbourne Jewish Book Week: Revelations: Poetry as Performance

I’ll be reading poetry at the Melbourne Jewish Book Week this year with superstars Alex Skovron, Louise Helfgott, Anna Jacobson, Eva Collins and our moderator Sloshy Rockman. This will be a heady session for sure!  Come join us if you’re … Continue reading

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Melbourne Jewish Book Week_For the Love of Bubba

This is my first Melbourne Jewish Book Week and I’m so excited to be moderating and performing in two panels.  The first is “For the Love of Bubba” with incredible authors Barbara Kamler, Ramona Koval, and Elise Esther-Hearst.  We’ll be … Continue reading

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Ghost City in being anthology

Thrilled to have my longlisted poem, “Ghost City”, included in being, the 2023 anthology of longlisted, shortlisted, and prizewinning poems from The University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor’s International Poetry Prize. The prize was judged by poets Mani Radio and Tony Barnstone, … Continue reading

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Falsa promesa sur petaloj

I’m delighted to have my first Esperanto publication. Actually the Esperanto was a beautiful (at least it sounds beautiful) translation by Kit Kelen of my poem “False Promises on Petals” and was published in the latest (June 2024) issue of … Continue reading

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Science Write Now: Wet Gully Elegy

The latest issue of Science Write Now, “Underground”, is up on the website and I’m very happy to have a poem included titled “Wet Gully Elegy”, written after Kimberly Brown‘s painting ‘Making Our Own Way’.  You can go straight to … Continue reading

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Limmud Oz 2024

On Sunday the 9th of June, I’ll be hosting a panel of exceptional modern Jewish poets at Limmud Oz.  Miriam Hechtmann, Hazel Smith, David Adès, and Marcelle Freiman will be joining me at Limmud to read poems and talk about … Continue reading

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Write Here! Workshop on the verse memoir

Lake Macquarie’s annual Write Here program is on again at various venues around Lake Macquarie from the 16th to the 19th of May and includes sessions on everything from comedy writing to audio books, crime writing, and lots of different … Continue reading

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Poetry reading

On May the 1st, I’ll be joining Kolkata academic and author Ketaki Datta for a poetry reading and Q&A in which we talk all things poetry and take questions from the audience. Time is 2pm IST which is 630pm AU … Continue reading

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Q&A at Books Forward

I’ve been getting review queries from Books Forward for many years.  Late last year Ellen Whitfield asked me to do a Q&A for their 2024 blog series, and the published result is here:  https://booksforward.com/interview-with-magdalena-ball-managing-editor-of-compulsive-readers/

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