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Dominic Guerrera: '“When I go to these festivals, I want to be stimulated beyond buying whatever the next big book is.' Photo: Josh Geelen / CityMag
Festivals

Context Writers Festival returns with a program that pushes back

When Context Writers Festival held its inaugural program in 2019, it explored a different speed of literary festival grounded in intimacy, accessibility and complicated questions. The festival returns next month with Ngarrindjeri, Kaurna and Italian poet Dominic Guerrera on board as curator to pick up the torch ­– and light a few fires.

InReview

Green Room: Festival for the curious, art with heart

SA arts and culture news in brief: New Barossa Contemporary festival launches inaugural program, SA Music Awards nominations open, $20,000 art award recipient announced, Windmill show to raise funds for Afghans, an intensive program for aspiring authors, and a free play spotlighting positive mental health.

Books & Poetry

Book review: Throat

This review in Writers SA’s literary criticism series A Year in Review looks at Ellen van Neerven’s irreverent poetry collection Throat, a work that reaches ‘beyond the confines of the white imagination’.

Books & Poetry

Book review: The Animals in That Country

The Animals in That Country takes the reader on an unfamiliar, ominous ride that will challenge what family means, and asks, if we could communicate with other sentient beings, would we really want to listen? This is the latest article in Writers SA’s literary criticism series A Year in Review.