Axon: editing a new international online journal


Meeting: Wednesday 25 July 2012
6.30 pm, networking and nibbles from 6.00 pm
Venue: ANU Emeritus Faculty, Building 1c/24 Balmain Crescent, Acton
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(The Emeritus Faculty has moved. The signs on the street and in front of the cottage may still read ‘Student equity’ instead of ‘Emeritus Faculty’. You are in the right place #8211; the old signs will be changed soon.)

Paul Hetherington will discusses the establishment of ‘Axon: Creative Explorations’, a new international journal about creativity and poetry published out of the University of Canberra. He will canvass a range of the editorial issues and processes that he encountered as one of the founding editors, and he will reflect on the way how the journal relates to Australian and international writing and culture.

Paul Hetherington lives in Canberra. Formerly publisher at the National Library of Australia, he edited the final three volumes of the Library’s four-volume edition of the diaries of the artist Donald Friend and was founding editor of the Library’s quarterly humanities and literary journal Voices (1991–97). More recently he was one of the founding editors of the online journal Axon: Creative Explorations (2011–). He has published seven full-length collections of poetry, including the verse novel, Blood and Old Belief and two poetry chapbooks. His poetry has won a number of prizes and is part of the online Australian Poetry Library. In 2002 he was the recipient of a Chief Minister’s ACT Creative Arts Fellowship and he was recently awarded a place on the 2012 Australian Poetry Tour of Ireland. He is Associate Professor of Writing at the University of Canberra and has written articles and essays on literary and cultural matters, including poetry, creativity, the use of new technologies and ways of providing access to cultural materials.

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