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Join Maria Issaris on New Voices! Featuring the work of new writers (most of whom are yet to be published); they provide listeners with writing tips, read a sample of their work, and are critiqued by a complete stranger. Tune in to New Voices to find your way back to why we all want to read and write stories to begin with - sharing experiences, making sense of the world, and creating worlds with words. New Voices is broadcast on 2RPH.

Join Maria Issaris on New Voices! Featuring the work of new writers (most of whom are yet to be published); they provide listeners with writing tips, read a sample of their work, and are critiqued by a complete stranger. Tune in to New Voices to find your way back to why we all want to read and write stories to begin with - sharing experiences, making sense of the world, and creating worlds with words. New Voices is broadcast on 2RPH.

Location:

Australia

Description:

Join Maria Issaris on New Voices! Featuring the work of new writers (most of whom are yet to be published); they provide listeners with writing tips, read a sample of their work, and are critiqued by a complete stranger. Tune in to New Voices to find your way back to why we all want to read and write stories to begin with - sharing experiences, making sense of the world, and creating worlds with words. New Voices is broadcast on 2RPH.

Language:

English

Contact:

0295188811


Episodes

Ep. 19 - Of Madness and Method with Jesse Hawley & Joanne Fedler

12/17/2020
In this episode, Jesse Hawley, young scientist-turned-writer, admits he fits into the ‘mad scientist’ category.... but it wasn’t his intensive research into the eating habits of spiders and flies that drove him crazy - but the long travail of writing a novel. Compelled, obsessed, and driven by a desire to express what ‘being a human being is all about’, he breaks every code of decency by asking strangers in cafes what they think of his writing (a good hypothesis he says, but ultimately not a...

Duration:00:29:19

Ep. 18 - Poetry and Policy with Vanessa Lee-AhMat & Aurora Liddle-Christie

12/17/2020
Presenter Maria Issaris talks with Vanessa Lee-AhMat and Aurora Liddle-Christie about the past and the present, of poetry and policy. And then, with passionate generosity share their fierce pride and optimism for a healed future. So, get ready to be transformed and broken open in the best possible way, by poetry and passion. Vanessa Lee-AhMat is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander woman born on Thursday island, who grew up to become a highly respected epidemiologist. She has appeared...

Duration:00:29:19

Ep. 17 - Philosophy Blogging with Sashin & Sarah Runcie

12/3/2020
This episode takes a young philosophy blogger, Sashin of www.sashinexists.com - hell bent on making a living out of translating and reinterpreting the great thinkers of the world - and places his interview under the gaze of that highly esteemed publishing world luminary, Sarah Runcie, who recently was appointed as CEO of the Brisbane Writers Festival. He starts off with a treatise on Lying by Sam Harris, then wades into deeper waters by looking at Alan Watts’ the meaning of work, dumps us...

Duration:00:29:29

Ep. 16 - Dating and Writing - Snap! with Joanna Trilivas & Wil Roach

11/19/2020
In this episode Maria Issaris interviews Joanna Trilivas - a smart, savvy writer who packs a whole story into a single page of wit and wisdom. Her delivery is deliciously deadpan and in this series of stories she targets dating and relationships. Now, Joanna to use her own words, looks like a very straight, conventional and stitched up person. Her stories? None of those words fit. She is a woman untethered. Critiquing her is Wil Roach: poet, performative artist, author, and Lifeline...

Duration:00:29:29

Ep.15 - The Sacred and the Profane with Lorretta Jessop & Joseph Tawadros

10/27/2020
Presented by Maria Issaris. In this episode, we cover the steep sides and deep ravines of the sacred and the profane, as that stunning virtuoso of the oud, Joseph Tawadros, critiques newcomer literary talent, Lorretta Jessop. Yes, there are some swear words in this episode, so cover your ears now if you are faint of heart, or frail of spirit. Both Jospeh and Lorretta are rule-breakers, but not in that traditional Bad Boy or Bad Girl type of way - nope - it’s just that they ignore the...

Duration:00:29:24

Ep. 14 - The Poet and the Performer with Roger Patulny & Paul Capsis

10/27/2020
Presented by Maria Issaris. In episode #14, poet and writer Roger Patulny (a lecturer at Wollongong University by day) takes us through three poems, each telling a story: isolation in Covid, being a single parent, and, of course, the sheer romping boy-like enthusiasm of a spaceman orbiting the earth, reciting a poem of love and longing. Highly respected Australian performer Paul also muses on the time of COVID, and the artful, textured and visceral way that Roger Patulny captures the small...

Duration:00:29:14

Ep. 13 - The Outsider goes Rampant with Kellie Edwards & Lex Marinos

10/27/2020
Presented by Maria Issaris. In this week's episode of New Voices, Kellie Edwards showcases her beautiful unfinished novel. No Farewell is set in the 15th century about a female poet and musician who often lives as a man to pursue her passions and avoid the penury and boredom of female life. The writing - its cadences and tones is very much like the music she is inspired by - the contemporaneous troubadour music and lyrics with their heavy reliance on strings and harps and the single voice...

Duration:00:27:56

Ep. 12 - Food Meets Crimance with Julie-Ann Wrightson & K.C Cox

10/27/2020
Presented by Maria Issaris. This episode is entirely about misbehaviour and rebellion and people who won’t be told what to do or how to classify their work. Our writer, Julie-Ann Wrightson, is a bit of a rebel herself - she was expelled from high school in Newcastle (mind boggles). However she had her own rebellion at hand when her body started to become intolerant of a wide range of chemicals, natural and unnatural in her everyday food. Her book is a wonderful mixture of journaling,...

Duration:00:28:48

Ep. 11 - Ironing out the Social Wrinkles with Laila Nawsheen & Fiona Kay

10/26/2020
Presented by Maria Issaris. New Voices episode #11 poet Laila Nawsheen critiqued by greeting card founder Fiona Kay. How many words does it take to hit home truths? Not many at all. Poetry like Laila’s - it ambushes you. Laila takes little everyday events - like leaving the iron on by mistake - and with a few harmless twists of words, spills out a story of motherhood and death and love and lust and alarming abuse. Yet where are the words - where is the plot - whoosh it melts - as if each...

Duration:00:27:49

Ep. 10 - The Heralds of Change: Catcher in the Rye meets Bladerunner with Mark Braidwood & Lorretta Jessop

10/26/2020
Presented by Maria Issaris. Catcher in the Rye meets Blade Runner with full Monty angst. Strap yourself in for episode #10 of New Voices featuring Dr Mark Braidwood and Lorretta Jessop. Our next writer, Mark, is a speculative fiction writer who also happens to be an Australian GP, and has dedicated years to fighting climate change in his spare time. He moved to Canada earlier this year with his young family just before COVID hit (what timing...) and while home-schooling his kids, he...

Duration:00:29:29

Ep. 9 - The Zephyr to Wisdom - a gender quest with Craig Gilmour & Barbara Sullivan

10/26/2020
Presented by Maria Issaris. This episode of New Voices takes you on a gender quest, sign-posted by Scottish immigrant disturbia, and travelling in a ‘60s Ford Zephyr. Destination? Wisdom! Our writer for episode 9 drawls his way into your heart as only a down-to-earth Ocker bloke can; spinning yarn after yarn in a Henry Lawson meets Banjo Patterson way, fondly recalling his Scottish immigrant parents. And that’s the end of normality as we know it. We are placed in the backseat of an old...

Duration:00:29:29

Ep. 8 - Engineering Wit and Wisdom with Cat Davey & Arek Sinanian

10/26/2020
Presented by Maria Issaris. Do you consider yourself a literary heavyweight - someone who believes that the key components of great literature are about baring the human soul, weaving it with beautiful words, threading it with the great philosophies of all time? Well, get ready to have your world turned upside down. Welcome to episode 8 of New Voices where Maria interviews Cat Davey - a writer who uses a blend of wit, wisdom and hard-earned journalistic rigour to deliver stories. She...

Duration:00:28:40

Ep. 7 - Diary of a Mail Order Bride with Olga Ivanova & Lisa Creffield

10/26/2020
Presented by Maria Issaris. Diary of a mail order bride, or electro-shock therapy for cultural stereotyping? In episode #7 of New Voices, Olga Ivanova is critiqued by Lisa Creffield. Olga Ivanova (pseudonym for Olena Chambers) is the mail order bride from Ukraine who has lived in New Zealand and Australia. Olga’s marital hopes were thwarted by the clean-up of the Chernobyl disaster, and the Afghanistan war, which, combined, had decimated the young men of her generation. More than 20 years...

Duration:00:28:11

Ep. 6 - BBQing the Memoir: The Sizzle of Racism in a Country Town with Therese Warfield & Sarjeet Arkan

10/26/2020
Presented by Maria Issaris. What could be more innocent than considering writing a little memoir? You carry out a bit of research, rock up to the Mitchell Library, and ask questions of your family members... Why, it’s virtually an Australian pastime. But for Therese Warfield it became a thin taper that lit a very large creative fire. Using skill and precision as tinder, and a whole tank of passion as lighting fluid, Therese casts into relief the inner workings of an Australian regional...

Duration:00:28:09

Ep. 5 - The Mission of the Detective Novelist with Peter Stankovic & Jospeh Furolo

10/26/2020
Presented by Maria Issaris. When Peter Stankovic retired from the finance industry he instantly turned his energies to writing crime novels where ‘the bad guy never gets away.’ Critiquer Joseph Furolo is an extremely well-read person, rippling with literary muscle. What does he think of Peter’s detective stories which proliferate a ‘Mad Men’ sociology? Loved it. As we all have who have listened to Peter’s work. Listen in to this fascinating episode where Peter describes his writing process...

Duration:00:28:47

Ep. 4 - The Plight of the Single White Male with David Benn & Bronwyn Birdsall

10/26/2020
Presented by Maria Issaris. In this episode of New Voices, Maria explores the intricate pathways to the art of writing as a mode of tribal story-telling. For sure, writing is creative self-expression and catharsis; no doubt at all. But some of us go beyond secret journals and diaries, and start developing a form of writing that begs to be shared - and it is not always a matter of choice or design! Part-time parent and single dad, David Benn, is interviewed about unexpectedly finding a...

Duration:00:29:09

Ep. 3 - Jasmine Monk and Josh Whitkin

10/19/2020
Presented by Maria Issaris. In this episode of New Voices, Maria Issaris introduces our first poet Jasmine Monk. Now, before you rear back in horror at the idea of poetry, take a listen to Jasmine’s work. She writes for music which has not yet been composed! Mental health is something we all brush up against, and Jasmine dealt with it by using poetry as a therapy - but she is superlative in her simplicity. Picked up early as a bright new talent, she bucked the system with a heroic...

Duration:00:29:29

Ep. 2 - Helen Ameisen and Alan Weinstein

10/19/2020
Presented by Maria Issaris. In Episode 2 of New Voices, presenter Maria Issaris interviews emerging writer, Helena Ameisen who discusses her writing journey. Her resulting narrative non-fiction manuscript is a feast of visual images and sumptuous memories (as the excerpt she reads out on the program will demonstrate). Helena is then critiqued by Alan Weinstein, a complete stranger who recorded his reactions and analysis with Maria at the 2RPH studios earlier this year (before the current...

Duration:00:29:19

Ep. 1 - Wil Roach and Kellie Edwards

10/19/2020
Presented by Maria Issaris. In this first episode, presenter Maria Issaris Walsh features the work of writer and Lifeline counsellor Wil Roach, who is critiqued by fellow writer and barrister, Kellie Edwards. Wil Roach is a proud Londoner born of Trinidadian parents now living in Sydney, Australia. He found his calling in community activism and has a heartfelt involvement in the mental health system. Wil is a writer of essays and currently working on a memoirs project covering the period...

Duration:00:29:19