Thursday, May 6, 2010

"Good, better, best," Humphrey McQueen speaks about reviewing

The ACT Writers Centre and the Canberra Critics’ Circle present

"Good, better, best,"

Join us for a glass of wine and hear Humphrey McQueen speak about evaluation and the practicalities of reviewing.

Humphrey McQueen is a freelance historian and cultural commentator. Widely known in Australia through his books, radio commentaries, articles and public speeches he is in demand as a guest lecturer, critic and consultant.

McQueen is the author of 19 books that cover history, the media, politics and the visual arts. His articles appeared regularly in the Bulletin and his two classic books of Australian history, A New Britannia and Social Sketches of Australia, were reissued in 2004. His latest work is A Framework of Flesh - the first instalment of his research into the history of builder’s labourers and their unions. His website is

When: 5 for 5.30pm, Tuesday 25 May

Where: Fireplace Room, Gorman House Arts Centre,

Ainslie Avenue, Braddon

Cost: $10 non-members, $5 ACT Writers Centre and Canberra Critics’ Circle members, payable at the door. Bookings required on 6262 9191 or

Helen Musa, Convenor CCC