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'Conversion', in Word you up: winning stories and poems from the 2014 Boroondara Literary Awards (Melbourne: City of Boroondara, 2014), 143-145.

Reid, Duncan (2014) 'Conversion', in Word you up: winning stories and poems from the 2014 Boroondara Literary Awards (Melbourne: City of Boroondara, 2014), 143-145. [Literary Works, Art Works, or Musical Composition]

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Abstract

The 2014 Boroondara Literary Awards, marking the centenary of the start of World War 1, allowed for entries with the theme of Courage in Adversity, commemorating Australia’s involvement in the First World War. There was a further note to the effect that this could mean less conventional forms of courage, on the home front as well as overseas. My story ‘Conversion’ responded to this idea. 'Conversion' is a story about life-long learning. An old man goes to church – for a concert. He doesn’t want to go, but his daughter has asked him come with her, and he knows she’ll be disappointed if he doesn’t. What he experiences is something like a conversion. He’s prompted to reconsider some of his long-held assumptions about life and his relationships with his own long-dead parents. Maybe he’ll even come to know himself a little better. This was the winning story in the ‘Courage In Adversity’: Open Short Story section.

Item Type: Literary Works, Art Works, or Musical Composition
Keywords (separated by commas): short story
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2299 Other Philosophy and Religious Studies > 229999 Philosophy and Religious Studies not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subject Area(s): A - Humanities, general
Association with University of Divinity: Other University of Divinity
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Depositing User: Rev Dr Duncan Reid
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2015 15:28
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2015 15:28
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1703

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