Sam van Zweden



Irvine Welsh

Teaser Tuesdays #3.

Now, I know I haven’t done much here lately. Missed me?
I’m in the process of clambering back on the horse. I’m back into school, Irvine Welsh speaks at the Wheeler Centre tomorrow, hopefully next week I’ll be having some writerly researchy experience with some people from Streat, and I’ve been writing a whole lot, so more of my own work might start appearing… Also back into Yartz filming next week and hopefully my first on-screen appearance on Monday. In the meantime, here’s today’s Teaser Tuesday post!

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.

  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page.
  • You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!

” ‘Cyclops, the men you snatched with such brutal  force
and ate within your cave were surely not
the comrades of a coward. You have caused
much grief; and it returns to haunt you now:
you did not hesitate; hard heart, you ate
your guests within your house; therefore lord Zeus
has joined with other gods to batter you’ ”
                    -from Homer’s “The Odyssey”


I’d like to briefly blog today about the latest fantastic installation in Melbourne’s “UNESCO City Of Literature” status…

This has been a long long time coming, but it’s finally here! In February, The Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas opens its doors.

Trying to books tickets for its first event proved disappointing – I had to wait until a pay day, and even then there were still four weeks to go until the event – plenty of time, I thought. However, many many fellow Melburnians are excited about this event, and beat me to it. Sold out. Fail.

However, there’s some really exciting stuff coming up there, (apart from the fact that it’s just going to BE there) – Irvine Welsh will be talking to Alan Brough on the 10th of March. I have tickets for this. I got in early.

Good news; the website is incredibly up-to-date and user-friendly. They daily blog about interesting things reading and writing, and their events calendar is posted pretty far ahead of events – the current calendar already runs up to May.

In other news, I went yesterday to enrol at RMIT. I’m officially itching to start, having talked to lecturers and convenors about what we’ll be working on, the fact that RMIT is across the road from the Wheeler Centre and the State Library, what’s expected from us, and what we can expect from the course. Let me at it! Now!

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