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ERIC Number: EJ901939
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0155-2147
Talking about the Way the World Wags. The Garth Boomer Memorial Address 2009
O'Connor, Peter
English in Australia, v45 n1 p7-14 Jul 2010
Garth Boomer had been a seminal influence on this author's practice and thinking as a young English teacher in the 1980s. When asked to present the Garth Boomer Memorial address in 2009, the author realised that he would be speaking on his fiftieth birthday, thus the desire to take the opportunity to reflect on his teaching life was overwhelming. To prepare for his first trip to Tasmania a good friend gave him a copy of Richard Flanagan's book "Wanting". Flanagan's opening keynote at the conference set a tone for elegant storytelling the author hoped to emulate in this keynote. The text of this article is essentially the same as the speech given at the conference.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand