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Stationery Corner

Soft Covers!?

I’ve never been a big fan of soft covered notebooks. They’re just a little too flimsy for me, and I like to use my books and/or notebooks as a supportive “wall” in my bags so they have some kind of structure (yeah, I know, shush). I wouldn’t go out and buy one of them myself, but thanks to the good folks at  ...

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Tis the time for Giving!

There are a lot of busy bunnies writing and working and calculating expenses in order to get this magazine off and running (as well as #ReadAsianOz!) So to help us along, we have enlisted the help of the Australian Cultural Fund (who do amazing and beautiful work for many, many other organisations and projects). Our very lovely campaign is  ...

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Review

Little Paradise

Set in Melbourne and Shanghai during World War II, Little Paradise by Gabrielle Wang is a historical fiction novel, inspired by the true story of the author’s parents. The book begins with a young Chinese-Australian girl, Mirabel, meeting a soothsayer with her mother after she’d expressed the desire to change her name from her  ...

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Top 5 Reads of 2016

It is the time of the year for a seemingly never-ending number of “best of” lists, and we are joining the party! These are mine (I only have three because I spent most of the year reading for my thesis) and I’ve asked some of my friends for their suggestions as well. In no particular order: Portable Curiosities – Julie  ...

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Stationery Corner

Writers Festival Edition

I’ve always loved literary festivals, but this year the Brisbane Writers Festival and the Melbourne Writers Festival upped their game by introducing a series of notebooks for sale (or to win!) – the perfect money maker for stationery nerds like myself. Admittedly, my collection of MWF notebooks were gifted to me using the power of  ...

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Christmas Card Appeal

It’s a barely a month until Christmas (I know, scary!) so we’re bringing out our Christmas Card Appeal. Every donation of $5 or more (through PayPal, or in person) will get you a handwritten Christmas card, sealed and posted. Unless otherwise specified, cards will include a quote or a poem by an Asian Australian writer. If you want  ...

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“Fighting For What’s Right is Worth It”

In Hillary Clinton’s tear-inducing concession speech this morning, she told the world: “please never stop believing that fighting for what’s right is worth it. It is — it is worth it. And so we need — we need you to keep up these fights now and for the rest of your lives.” I don’t want to say very much on this today  ...

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Stationery Corner

A Diary and a Pen

Edition 1 of Stationery Corner kicks off with a review of Pilot: A Diary for Writers, and the Online Best Writer College fountain pen. I was introduced to the Pilot diary by one of my Twitter friends, and after taking advantage of the handy pre-order function, it arrived in my letterbox late last week. The front and back covers are sturdy, and  ...

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