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Symphony of Awkward McCraith House residency

Dear Diary, In September we went to The Butterfly House for Diarology Camp. It was in Dromana. There were no butterflies so the butterfly bit is a lie but it is because this house has three names. These are Larrakeyeah, The Butterfly House and McCraith House. There were lots of lovely things in the house …

“Perhaps my best years are gone. When there was a chance of happiness. But I wouldn’t want them back. Not with the fire in me now. No, I wouldn’t want them back.” – Krapp’s final words, in the play Krapp’s Last Tape, by Samuel Beckett. It’s awkward when one can’t work out how to spin …

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” – Søren Kierkegaard A further gathering of devout diarologists took place in the Urban Writers House last Thursday night to consider avenues for situating and extending discussion of our juvenilia  into a range of possible research frameworks within the field of creative writing and beyond. Contexts …

“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.”  – Gwendolyn Fairfax, in The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde The first ‘movement’ of the inaugural Symphony of Awkward was conducted last Thursday evening at the Urban Writers House under the baton of Stayci Taylor, Kim Munro, and …