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Jul
27
2017

Forty-three years later – a good day!

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This is a somewhat shameless use of this website, but hell, it’s mine, so why not? For forty-three years I have been churning out writing of every known sort: plays, arts criticism, journalism, fiction, non-fiction, children’s fiction, poetry, song-lyrics and librettos. Yes, the odd book has been published, the odd play put on and the […]

May
28
2017

Coming Up: the Jackie Orszaczky Music Lecture

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On Tuesday May 30 I’m lucky enough to be giving the second Jackie Orszaczky Music Lecture at the Basement. It is called meaning Each Note: Truth, Universality and Cultural Amnesia. Into it I’ll weave Jackie’s grand legacy as well as some more, er, opinionated thrusts. After my half-lecture the Jackie Orszaczky Budget Orchestra will play two sets […]

Dec
30
2016

Last chance to admit Guilt

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Dear Guilty Parties, Massive thanks to all who have contributed to sending my play Guilt to Washington DC – hopefully just in time to rattle the Trump junta! The campaign ends on Saturday, and with our dollar still plummeting against the US, any last-minute donations could be life-savers: https://australianculturalfund.org.au/projects/john-shands-guilt/ Thanks again, and all the best […]

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