On Thursday July 17th I’ll be hosting a business forum for the City of Stonnington on marketing. The regular ‘Roosters and Feather Dusters’ forums aim to give local business people fresh and useful information – and a chance to socialise and network. There’ll be a panel of three expert guest speakers, the event starts at 6:30 pm at the Malvern Town Hall, and drinks and nibbles are provided – contact the City of Stonnington for more details.
And i recently spoke with a fascinating and deeply wacky American artist on Radio National’s Lingua Franca program on Saturday May 17th. I interviewed Nina Katchadourian in her Brooklyn home when i was in New York in April. She’s done a project called Accent Elimination where she employed a voice coach to try to teach her parents (a Swedish-speaking Finnish literary translator and an Armenian- Turkish-Lebanese social science professor) how to speak with a so-called ‘pure American accent’, at the same time as she tried to learn how to speak with their inimitable ‘foreign’ accents. I’m not pulling your leg. (If you missed the live broadcast, you can always podcast it)