Loretta Barnard

Intro-verse: The Sonnet

“Shall I compare thee to a warm Saturday?” … that's how it went, right? In the latest edition of Intro-verse, we get particular with bard-ed mash note that is the sonnet.    Ah, Shakespeare. Can’t get enough of him! He’s going to be our teacher today as we discuss sonnets. He wrote 154 of them, and they’re pretty hard to beat. Here is one ... Read the full article
Loretta Barnard

Loretta Barnard is an Australian freelance writer and editor who, in a long career, has done almost everything possible in the book publishing industry. These days she actively pursues her love of music, literature and theatre, and is something of wannabe roving ambassador for the creative and performing arts.

Happy Birthday, You’re Dead: Bette Davis

The incomparable Bette Davis is the focus of our “Happy birthday, you’re …” treatment today. Just because someone has passed, that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate. Party?