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Note: In collaboration with Celia Smith's eldest son, Charles
Issue Details: First known date: 1997 1997
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'Talking About Celia...is a montage of memories and pictures taking the reader inside an Aboriginal community and inside the life of an extraordinary Murri woman. People like Celia Smith are remembered through the stories told and re-told by their family and community...Celia left her mark on south-east Queensland communities and there are also many others around Australia who will remember her.' Source : Talking About Celia : Community and Family Memories of Celia Smith (1997).

Notes

  • Foreword by Lilla Watson.
  • Introduction by Jeanie Bell.
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

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Works about this Work

Black and White : In Search of an ‘Apt’ Response to Indigenous Writing Robin Freeman , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: TEXT : The Journal of the Australian Association of Writing Programs , October vol. 14 no. 2 2010;
'The good editor,' suggests Thomas McCormack in his Fiction Editor, the Novel and the Novelist, 'reads, and ... responds aptly' to the writer's work, 'where "aptly" means "as the ideal appropriate reader would".' McCormack develops an argument that encompasses the dual ideas of sensibility and craft as essential characteristics of the fiction editor. But at an historical juncture that has seen increasing interest in the publication of Indigenous writing, and when Indigenous writers themselves may envisage a multiplicity of readers (writing, for instance, for family and community, and to educate a wider white audience), who is the 'ideal appropriate reader' for the literary works of the current generation of Australian Indigenous writers? And what should the work of this 'good editor' be when engaging with the text of an Indigenous writer? This paper examines such questions using the work of Margaret McDonell and Jennifer Jones, among others, to explore ways in which non-Indigenous editors may apply aspects of McCormack's 'apt response' to the editing of Indigenous texts.' (Author's abstract)
Talking About Celia... 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 18 June no. 153 1997; (p. 28)

— Review of Talking About Celia : Community and Family Memories of Celia Smith Jeanie Bell 1997 single work life story
Talking About Celia... 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 18 June no. 153 1997; (p. 28)

— Review of Talking About Celia : Community and Family Memories of Celia Smith Jeanie Bell 1997 single work life story
Black and White : In Search of an ‘Apt’ Response to Indigenous Writing Robin Freeman , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: TEXT : The Journal of the Australian Association of Writing Programs , October vol. 14 no. 2 2010;
'The good editor,' suggests Thomas McCormack in his Fiction Editor, the Novel and the Novelist, 'reads, and ... responds aptly' to the writer's work, 'where "aptly" means "as the ideal appropriate reader would".' McCormack develops an argument that encompasses the dual ideas of sensibility and craft as essential characteristics of the fiction editor. But at an historical juncture that has seen increasing interest in the publication of Indigenous writing, and when Indigenous writers themselves may envisage a multiplicity of readers (writing, for instance, for family and community, and to educate a wider white audience), who is the 'ideal appropriate reader' for the literary works of the current generation of Australian Indigenous writers? And what should the work of this 'good editor' be when engaging with the text of an Indigenous writer? This paper examines such questions using the work of Margaret McDonell and Jennifer Jones, among others, to explore ways in which non-Indigenous editors may apply aspects of McCormack's 'apt response' to the editing of Indigenous texts.' (Author's abstract)
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