And JAAM 27 will be edited by Ingrid Horrocks. The theme for this issue is 'wandering'. As well as work that features literal wanderers and travellers (a mainstay of New Zealand literature), Ingrid is also interested in ‘work that wanders - works that digress in creative ways from narrative, argument, or genre.’ Wandering fiction, poetry, and especially, creative nonfiction, should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or PO Box 25239, Panama Street, Wellington 6146 by the end of March 2009. As always, this issue of JAAM will also be open to general submissions.
The Friends of the Turnbull Library are hosting a conference on Milton, which will open with a public lecture to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the birth of John Milton, ‘17th century poet, scholar, pamphleteer, tireless defender of religious, civil and domestic liberties’.