AWW 2015

I signed up for the AWW challenge again this year.  I chose the Franklin level, which is to read ten books and review at least six of those.  That’s about what I ended up doing last year, although I didn’t sign up for that level officially.

My focus in 2014 was initially on creating Librivox recordings, but for various reasons (and none at all) I had a slow year with that. I’m going to do some more recordings this year, beginning, appropriately enough, with Miles Franklin’s Some Everyday Folk and Dawn.

I updated the ‘Books’ page to reflect this. Here’s a snippet pertaining to this year’s challenge:

I’m beginning 2015 with a renewed sense of purpose for this project, following some wonderful encouragement from Elizabeth Lheude, the founder of the AWW challenges.

I’d like to do a solo recording of Miles Franklin’s My Brilliant Career. At the moment there’s a collaborative recording available at Librivox, but given many listeners like a single voice–and an Australian one for Australian authors–then I want to make that available.

For now, I’m going to begin the year with the only other Franklin work available in the public domain in the US:

Some Everyday Folk and Dawn

Started: 19 January 2015

Progress: 0 of 30 sections

I’d like to complete at least one other recording this year, but I’m not sure what it might be yet. If anyone has a suggestion or request, I’m open to that. Of course, I have to comply with both Australian and US public domain restrictions, so that can be quite restrictive with what I can record.

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About Kirsty Leishman

Currently enrolled in a Grad Dip of Teaching and Learning in anticipation of teaching English and Film, TV & New Media to high school students. Abandoned a PhD in television. Completed an MPhil on zines. Honours in Australian grunge literature. Long time university tutor of media, communications, cultural studies and academic writing. Opinionated. View all posts by Kirsty Leishman

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