Katherine E. Seppings

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Opinion Article in The Big Smoke

The removal of Palestine by Google Maps

Katherine Seppings

1018316866-640x360Read here: https://thebigsmoke.com.au/2018/11/29/removal-palestine-google-maps/

I am really pleased to have been invited to write this opinion piece for The Big Smoke on why Palestine is not on Google Maps and the journey that Palestine has been forced to make into non-existence by Israel’s existence. (Published 29 Nov 2018)

Very informative history and for me an introduction into the part played by map makers and services like Google Maps with their biases, making them complicit in political struggles for borders and land, and erasing nations like Palestine from their maps – and all that implies. Great article and much to think about.’ Di Dell

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The Illustrator Book Launch

A successful launch of The Illustrator by Jill Barclay at the Maurocco Bar, Castlemaine.
The Illustrator, which I edited, designed and published with Sevenpens, is available for purchase from https://jillbarclaybooks.

The Illustrator is based on Jill Barclay’s real grandmother, a woman who just disappears. All her life Eileen is sure of one thing – her love of drawing and the desire to be a commercial artist. In the 1920s, Eileen’s talents are well recognised in the Goulburn Valley where she is a farmer’s daughter, but this is a place and time when women can only be wives, mothers and homemakers. A woman choosing a career over her husband and baby is unheard of.

‘Written with an acute eye for the period and a sympathy for the distressing choices a woman might be forced to make The Illustrator offers an alternative history for being female and not ordinary in the first half of last century.’   Helen Elliott

Time and place are brilliantly evoked in Jill Barclay’sThe Illustrator, which opens in rural Victoria and moves on to Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland. The novel traces the unpredictable life journey of a young woman who resists conventional expectations. Deftly shaped and written with imaginative power, this haunting novel confronts us with the mystery of a self-driven personality.’   Brenda Niall

Jill Barclay’s The Illustrator demonstrates such richness of imagination, the writing is evocative and full of charm, and the story crackles with unforgettable moments – I was immediately transported.’    Louise Swinn

The Illustrator could well reflect Miles Franklin’s character Sybylla Melvyn who turns her back on an offer of a marriage in order to travel and write.‘ Dianne Demspey

 

Sevenpens Publishing

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Sevenpens is the name of a publishing service I have created for authors submitting manuscripts to traditional publishers or choosing to self-publish books.

If you’ve written a novel, memoir, poetry collection, or work of non-fiction and want to get it published, Sevenpens Publishing services offers authors advice on how to submit a manuscript, making sure your work is in the best possible shape before you take it to agents or publishers, and can assist in any or all of the steps required to self-publish your book to the same high standards as a major publishing company.

Since the 1970s, I have worked in publishing and promotions as an illustrator, designer, photographer, writer, editor, and distributor, in Australia, London and New York. I understand the time and effort writers put into their work and have all the skills and experience to bring out the best in your book, in today’s global market.

Check out Sevenpens website here.

Arts Open 2018

Me and my exhibition at Arts Open, Old Castlemaine Gaol. Photo by Calum McClure

More than 100 artists of Castlemaine and district are exhibiting their work and opening their studios. My photographs can be seen at the Old Castlemaine Gaol.
Labour Day weekend 10-12 March and 17-18 March 2016.

ArtsOpen Castlemaine 2016

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More than 140 artists of Castlemaine and district are exhibiting their work and opening their studios. My photographs can be seen in cell 61 at the old Castlemaine Gaol.
I am also exhibiting Tony Cook’s paintings in cell 62.
Labour Day weekend 12-14 March and 19-20 March 2016.

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‘Nothing to Cry About’ launch

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A joyous celebration for Joan Atherton Hooper’s memoir
Nothing to Cry About
edited and published by Katherine Seppings. Launched by Dr Paul Monk, PhD essayist and poet; emcee author Dr Lynne Kelly, at the Maurocco Bar, Castlemaine.
Available at Stonemans Bookroom, Castlemaine, and from http://joanathertonhooper.com/

Co.lab – Words and Art 2014

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 Co.lab is an annual group exhibition presented by View Point Handmade Gallery (VPHG) and Bendarts featuring the collaborative work of writers and visual artists from Bendigo and surrounds.

I am exhibiting in two teams – as a poet with artist Eliza Tree
and as a photographer with poet Tru Dowling.
The 2014 Co.lab opening (6pm Thursday August 7) is the launch event for the inaugural Write on the Fringe Festival, a Capital Community Connect initiative.

Co.lab open – Thursday to Saturday, August 7th to 9th, coinciding with the Bendigo Writers’ Festival (Friday to Sunday, August 8th to 10th).

See an excerpt of my poem ‘Collecting Jaara History’ and a section of Eliza Tree’s painting ‘Fifteen Years to Gold’ as samples of the teams exhibiting at Co.lab, here – http://bendarts.org/Teams/index.html.

Castlemaine Cup 2

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I won my first ‘Castlemaine Cup’ in April, now I’ve won again in June at the Castlemaine Poetry Readings, held each month at the Five Flags Hotel. Melbourne poet, Peter Bakowski, the featured poet, awarded the Cup for my poem ‘Collecting Jaara History.’ I will be exhibiting this poem alongside artist Eliza Tree’s painting ‘Land Rush to Gold Rush’ at Co.lab, a group exhibition at View Point Handmade Gallery, Bendigo, featuring the collaborative work of Central Victorian writers and visual artists, part of the first Write on the Fringe Festival, the Bendigo Writers Festival fringe festival (7,8 & 9 August).

 

Castlemaine Cup

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The Castlemaine Poetry Readings, held each month at the Five Flags Hotel, Campbells Creek, showcases two outstanding feature poets and holds a vibrant Open Section, of poets in competition for a ‘Castlemaine Cup’, as awarded by the feature poets.

Sarah Day (Hobart) and Stephen Edgar (Sydney), two of Australia’s finest poets, came to read in Castlemaine, in April, and awarded me this beautiful ‘Castlemaine Cup’ for my poem ‘Forest Creek Goldfields.’
You can read this and other published and awarded poems by clicking on my Poetry page above.

Arts Open Castlemaine 2014

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Visit my open studio and photographic library of B/W and colour images of more than 30 countries, specialising in people, events, dance, the built and natural environment, and bushfire, and of the Central Victorian Goldfields region, spanning three decades.
Framed and unframed photographs and cards for sale.

Studio: 50 McGrath Street, Castlemaine
Open: Sat 8 – Mon 10 March, 11am – 5pm

http://www.artsopen.com.au
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