Author Archives: magdalenaball

Two Writers Festivals in one busy weekend!

It doesn’t matter if you’re south or north, I’ll be in your neighbourhood. Greedy gal that I am, I’ve agreed to participate in two different literary festivals in one very busy (for me) weekend!  First up is the Addi Road … Continue reading

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Poetry Says

I’ve known Alice Allan for many years – we met as co-students of the great American poetry course ModPo – a fact Alice reminded me of when we caught up in person recently on the back of a trip to … Continue reading

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Interview at Australian Book Lovers!

I had an amazing interview with Darren Kasenkow at Australian Book Lovers in which we talked for rather a long time (that felt like minutes) about all things Bobish.  You can go and listen to this gem (and subscribe to their … Continue reading

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Red Room Poetry Fellowship

Red Room is such a wonderful organisation. They do the most innovative things with poetry to bring it into a public view – from educational projects like Poem Forest, Mad poetry, supporting Afghanistan women through Voices in the Cage, Poetry … Continue reading

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Newcastle Writers Festival 2023!

The fabulous Newcastle Writers Festival is coming soon! I might be biased but I think it’s the best festival in Australia – both intimate and exciting with a very wide range of exceptional authors and such an incredible range of … Continue reading

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Cathedral Gums at openbook

A new ekphrastic poem has been published in the exquisite Openbook magazine, published by the State Library of NSW. The poem was written for Brian Purcell’s “Cathedral Gums at Sunset” which is part of his Cathedral series.  An absolute honour to … Continue reading

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Pigeon Talk on The Wild Word

A poem of mine, “Pigeon Talk” has been published in The Wild Word’s “Bare” issue. https://thewildword.com/poetry-magdalena-ball/

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International Women’s Day/Sydney Jewish Writers Festival

So excited to be sharing the stage on International Women’s Day with some amazing women: filmmaker Karen Pearlman and actress, singer and writer Jessica Chapnik Kahn. We have all sorts of fun things planned including a curated panel conversation, a mini-book launch … Continue reading

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Poetry at the Pub Feature

Poetry at the Pub is a lovely institution.  The Newcastle one has been going for some 35 years and the sessions are generally well-attended, genial, warm and inclusive.  Since Covid, there is an online option so poets and poetry lovers … Continue reading

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Talking Maurice Sendak and Creativity at The Writer Laid Bare

I’ve been following Lee Kofman’s excellent blog The Writer Laid Bare for a while now, so I was delighted when she invited me to contribute a post about one author who has had an influence on my writing practice. I was … Continue reading

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