Monday, May 28, 2018

Walter Mason will talk on Martin Chuzzlewit and the lure of America at the NSW Dickens Society on Saturday June 2, 2018

Walter is the Vice-President of the NSW Dickens Society, a professional speaker, author and tour guide. Dickens’ final exploration of the picaresque form in The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit has always been one of his least-discussed books, but in this talk, Walter Mason makes the case for it being one of his best. Dickens made a decision to switch the scene to America partway through the novel, and Walter also looks at Dickens’ relationship to America and the ways in which it was portrayed by his peers in English literature.

This talk is hosted by the NSW Dickens Society.
Non-members are always welcome.
Entry for non-members is $10.
Meetings are held at 10.30 at the Sydney Room, City Tattersalls Club, 194 – 204 Pitt Street (near Market Street), Sydney. No bookings required. $5 entry fee for NSW Dickens Society members. $10 for non-members.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Walter Mason will talk on The Zen of Jane at the Jane Austen Society of Australia in Sydney, Saturday June 16, 2018

“Zen of Jane” talk at Jane Austen Society of Australia  - Sydney  – 16 June, 2018 

Sydney meetings are held at the Uniting Church Hall, 7 Lord Street, Roseville NSW

They start at 2pm, and it's a good idea to get there a little early because they can fill up.

“The Zen of Jane: Buddhist Lessons from the Books of Jane Austen” - Walter Mason

A novel and enlightening look at Jane Austen as Zen master. How do we look at literature through new filters, and what does a nineteenth century writer who probably never thought about Buddhism have to teach us about matters of mindfulness? Walter Mason, author and spiritual tourist, looks at how far Buddhist thought had entered Austen’s era and how reading her might prove thoughtful lessons in wisdom, quietness and loving kindness. 
When: Sat June 16 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
My talk only goes for about an hour, but there are other items on the program, and a delicious afternoon tea. 
Non-members are always welcome!!!

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Thang Ngo — Blogging Your Interests Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 12:30pm at the Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts - FREE!

My own wonderful life partner Thang Ngo is giving a talk at the Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts in February that should interest all who want to document their travels.

Thang Ngo — Blogging Your Interests

We all have something we’re passionate about. Our interests can be as diverse as politics, food, fashion, music, gardening and more.

Blogging is a way of sharing your passion with the world and engaging with others who share your interests.

Well-known food blogger Thang Ngo will reveal how to use your passion to build an engaged community through blogging.

Learn tips, tricks and tactics for starting a successful blog and finding your niche, in addition to strategies for maintaining your motivation and building readership. Find out how blogging helps your career by developing your understanding of digital writing and social media.
FREE — Everyone Welcome

No Bookings Required


About Thang Ngo

Thang started blogging over 17 years ago as a local government Councillor in Fairfield to engage with constituents. In 2009, he started a food blog to celebrate the rich and flavoursome food of migrant eateries in his neighbourhood. Today, Noodlies is one of Australia’s most popular food blogs and is credited with helping fuel the popularity of Asian street food, such as Vietnamese pork rolls.
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