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Fri, 25 Aug


Better Read Than Dead

Riverton Press Book Launch

Join us for the launch of Journeys: Australian Women in Mexico, edited by Ruth Adler, Jenny Cooper and Jacqueline Buswell, and sprinting on quicksand by Jacqueline Buswell, both published by Riverton Press.

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Riverton Press Book Launch
Riverton Press Book Launch

Time & Location

25 Aug 2023, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Better Read Than Dead, 265 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia


About The Event

Dr. Penny O’Donnell, senior lecturer in international media and journalism at Sydney University will launch the books, along with Journeys contributors, singer Jeanie Lewis and poet Jenny Pollak. Penny O’Donnell, winner of the Anne Dunn Scholar Award in 2020, taught radio journalism in Nicaragua and completed her MA in Communications at the Iberoamericana University in Mexico City. Her contribution to a Riverton Press anthology is still in the making.

Journeys, Australian Women in Mexico is a collection of prose, poetry and correspondence by 13 Australians about their days or years in Mexico, their stories range from the early 1970s to the present day. Contributors include academics and poets, a diplomat, a singer, a model, and women who went to Mexico to accompany or meet a partner. One set up a business, another established a refuge and surfing project for children in the southern state of Chiapas.

Journeys editors Ruth Adler and Jacqueline Buswell will also be present, along with other contributors to the volume.

sprinting on quicksand is Jacqueline Buswell’s second volume of poetry. Her themes include biography, social commentary, a Japanese travelogue and reflections on art.

Jacqueline is a poet with a strong Irish background, a nomadic mind and sharp eyes and ears. This collection is written in a wide range of tones and forms, offered to the reader in precise language and dynamic cinematic narratives. A very sincere desire for a world of love and justice runs through her poems.


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