Arts and Letters Report June 2016

By Jennifer Ann DAVIES Arts and Letters Adviser ‘Sombra del Viento’ “Who Weekly’ published the comment that it is difficult to categorise the wondrous novel, ‘The Shadow of the Wind’ ……for one recognises mystery, romance, thriller and period epic! Representative of many genres, this internationally acclaimed, delightful read, written by Carlos Ruiz ZAFON, is ultimately […]

Arts and Letters Report – April/May 2016

By Jennifer Ann DAVIES NCWQ Arts and Letters Adviser Funding and Policy influencing Arts/Letters Information relating to funding and policy making or policy changes from a State and/or a Federal level, is invariably included in the Newsletter compiled by our National Adviser, Mrs Eva Court. Eva lives in Melbourne and is a member of NCWV as well as […]

Arts and Letters Report: March 2016

By Jennifer Ann DAVIES NCWQ Arts and Letters Adviser   Truth in Literature! “FARTHER AWAY” Jonathon FRANZEN Fourth Estate, Harper Collins, London, W6 8JB, 2012 In a delivery at Kenyon College, lecturer, philosopher and author, Jonathon FRANZEN argues that “…Consumer-technology products…are…great allies and enablers of narcissism…” p.8 “To friend a person,” he continues, “is merely […]

Arts and Letters Report: January/February 2016

By Jennifer Ann DAVIES NCWQ Arts and Letters Adviser LITERATURE – How to read!   “…The reader became the book; and summer night Was like the conscious being of the book.” Wallace Stevens.   There is no single way to read well, though there is a prime reason why we should read. Reading well…is…the most […]

Arts and Letters Report: November/December 2015

By Jennifer Ann DAVIES NCWQ Arts and Letters Adviser LITERATURE! A book about hope and human resilience……again and again people who have been through terrible, unimaginable horrors……can smile…tell jokes, they can be compassionate to others. They look to the future. The human spirit is amazing……Author Jo COTTERILL “Looking at the Stars” Penguin Random House UK […]