Storycast from the somewhere on the fence of the Adelaide Zoo, Botanic Park.


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Animals. We owe a lot to the beasts, critters and creatures with whom we share the earth. Countless stories, limericks, odes and elegies have been written in their name and on Tuesday 19th May we read you a few favourites. The night’s program included local, national and international writers of past and present.
Guest reader: Farrin Foster

Farrin Foster
A journalist by trade, writer by ambition and occasional filmmaker by necessity; Farrin is currently the editor of CityMag. At 28-years-old she has had careers in traditional media, politics and public relations and recently stumbled blindly into the world of small business ownership.

The Owl and the Pussycat, 1871, Edward Lear (1812 – 1888)
Cat in an Empty Apartment, Wislawa Szymborska
‘City of Barking Dogs’ from Love and Terror from the Howling Plains of Nowhere: A Memoir, 2012, Poe Ballantine
The Bones (Soul of Camel)*, 2014, Ceridwen Dovey
Cat, Jenny Toune
Blue Boy, Jenny Toune

Submitted writer: Jenny Toune
Writer, performer, tap dancer & drummer with grunge band Alien Whore, Jenny is also co-author of the verse novel Shedding Sin, (Lady Lazarus Press, May 2013), and winner of the Cowley Literary Award 2014. Her previous work has appeared in Award Winning Australian Writing 2011, 2012, 2013.

Jenny blogs at

*The Bones (Soul of Camel) is a short story published in Only the Animals, Ceridwen Dovey, published by Penguin Australia, 2014.