Grapeshot Issue 8 – History In Review: When Rusty Met Rotty & Creative Poem: Yiayia Maria Says

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Hi Everyone,

Here is the article, “When Rusty Met Rotty” that I wrote for Issue 8 of Grapeshot, with the theme, Green. To read more lushes and herb-filled articles, please read the digital copy of Issue 8 on Grapeshot’s website, and don’t forget to check out my old History In Review articles throughout the year under our ‘Regulars’ column online.

Issue8_WhenRustyMetRottyAlso published in Issue 8 was my first poem depicting Australian-Greek identity and Greek Diaspora, ‘Yiayia Maria Says’. I’m so happy that one of my poems representing multicultural issues is finally out there! It’s been a real struggle this year trying to get any of my poetry published representing these themes in Australia.

IMG_8190IMG_8194copyediting_issue8YiayiaMariaSays_Poem_Grapeshot_Issue8It has been a fantastic year being the Copy Editor for Grapeshot 2014. I have learned valuable skills and had an amazing experience that has given me extraordinary opportunities. It has reaffirmed my love for books, magazines, writing, words, and editing! And I’m so grateful I was able to create the ‘History in Reveiw’ column for Grapeshot, writing regularly about huge themes and topics that I’m passionate about. And a big thank you to all the editors at Grapeshot and the great effort and loyalty of our contributors, we couldn’t have done it without you guys. And a massive thank you to Mia Kwok and Sarah Basford – my two Editor-in-Chiefs this year.

Happy reading our last issue!
Claire

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Grapeshot Team 2014 Photo by Nicholas Rider: http://www.nicholasriderphoto.com.au
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Grapeshot Issue 7 – History In Review: The Silk Routes: Cultural Exchanges

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Hi Everyone,

Here is the article, “The Silk Routes: Cultural Exchanges” that I wrote for Issue 7 of Grapeshot, with the theme, Around The World In 48 Pages. To explore more wondrous articles, please read the digital copy of Issue 7 on Grapeshot’s website, and don’t forget to check out my old History In Review articles throughout the year under our ‘Regulars‘ column online.

Check out The National Museum of Australia and their exhibition – Travelling The Silk Road: Ancient Pathway To The Modern World for more information.

Enjoy,
Claire

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Grapeshot Issue 5 – History In Review: Wallumatta: Rediscovering The City of Ryde

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Here is the article, “Wallumatta: Rediscovering The City of Ryde” that I wrote for Issue 5 of Grapeshot’s special edition for celebrating 50 years of Macquarie University. To view more articles and to help celebrate 50 years of Macquarie uni, please read the digital copy of Issue 5 on Grapeshot’s website. Also don’t forget to check out my other History in Review articles published under the ‘Regulars‘ column on our website.

Enjoy,
Claire

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Grapeshot Issue 4 – History In Review: Unveiling Jesus of Nazareth: Why Do We Think He Was White? And Poem: Agapi

Hi Everyone,

This is an overdue blog post. Here is the article, “Unveiling Jesus of Nazareth: Why Do We Think He Was White?” that I wrote for Issue 4 of Grapeshot, with the theme, Black and White. Any comments or discussions would be great. I also wrote a thirty-line poem, ‘Agapi’ that was a part of my Creative Writing unit in Semester 1, when we did Renga Poems. It’s an endearment poem. Also don’t forget to check out my other History in Review articles published under the ‘Regulars‘ column on our website.

Enjoy,
Claire

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Grapeshot Issue 3 – History In Review: Diving Into The Wreck: Female History

Hi Everyone,

Here is the article, “Diving Into The Wreck: Female History” that I wrote for Issue 3 of Grapeshot, with the theme, The Chase. Any comments or discussions would be great. I also wrote the fun and witty mythology Horoscopes for this issue – so any ancient history enthusiasts out there, enjoy! Also don’t forget to check out my other History in Review articles published under the ‘Regulars‘ column on our website.

Best wishes,
Claire

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Grapeshot Issue 2 – History In Review: This Is Sparta! Or Is It?

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Here is the article, ‘This Is Sparta! Or Is It?’ I wrote for Issue 2 for Grapeshot, Macquarie University’s Student Publication, with the theme, the Clash of the Titans. This article is linked to my short story, Taras’ Parthenians that was published with Issue 4 of The Quarry, that I was the Editor in Chief of. Please enjoy reading the article and the short story. Also don’t forget to check out my other History in Review articles published under the ‘Regulars‘ column on our website.

Best wishes,
Claire

Grapeshot Issue 1 – History In Review: Did the Ancient World Ever Have Clean Slates?

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Hi Everyone,

It’s been a long time since I wrote a post, but I’ve been working really hard with a lot of editing work.

I’m excited to announce that the copy editing work I have been doing for Issue One of Grapeshot, Macquarie University’s Student Publication, has finally arrived. There are magazines everywhere around campus, and we were handing out free fairy floss today for O-Week at our uni. We’re hoping for the Grapeshot website to be working soon.

I also have my own column in the magazine, “Claire’s Corner: History in Review”. So I will also be uploading the articles on my blog as well.

Claire's Corner_Clean SlateStay tuned for another update soon regarding the publication of my short story, “Taras’ Parthenians” on Macquarie University’s English Department’s journal, The Quarry.

Enjoy!

As always,
Claire