Podcast – Ailsa Piper Reads…

You can listen to readings of articles written by me. I am also a voice artist, so it seemed natural to record some of my shorter pieces and to make them available for listening. For fun.

Recent articles

A piece for Griffith Review on luck, appreciation and acceptance.

Further journalism and commentary

This “looking walk” in Paris yielded a great surprise!

Best island holiday on the planet? Right here. Bet you can’t guess where it is.

Speech to NSW Premiers Literary Awards is right here.

From the Sydney Morning Herald – Parks are Arks – a cry from the heart.

This is a reflection on love, loss and Christmas from December 2015.

On indigenous languages and the words we might need to learn.

The philosophy of falling

Something to honour the gift of sadness.

This piece was published in the Fairfax papers on October 14th, 2012. I was grateful for the opportunity to celebrate loving in the face of loss. And to celebrate mothers.

Good Things End – Wheeler Centre Dailies 

Slow articles

Some of the writing of which I’ve been most proud was commissioned for the thoughtful and elegant magazine Slow. You can find a sample of my writing for them below, or go back through past issues and order them if you’d like to treat yourself.

The Duchess of Malfi

Hugh Colman and I adapted John Webster’s play The Duchess of Malfi, which Bell Shakespeare performed at the Sydney Opera House in 2012, directed by John Bell.

The production was featured in this article for The Australian newspaper. And here is their review.

Other Theatre Writing

From the programme for the Sydney Theatre Company’s Travelling North – this essay.

I was thrilled to be asked to write this essay for the Sydney Theatre Company’s programme of Angus Cerini’s The Bleeding Tree. I’m passionate about the work and the dilemmas it raises.