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Talking with Myself
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Sally McLean has been a poet for most of her adult life, penning her first poem - "Lights, Camera, Action" at the age of fifteen, which won her first place in a local newspaper literary competition. She has since been published in several poetry and short fiction anthologies in Australia, Canada, the USA and UK, and was named in the 2004 "Who's Who of Poetry," published internationally in late 2004. "Talking With Myself" is a collection of her works from 1990-2010, a period of time that saw her living in London and LA, as well as her home town of Melbourne. It is a deeply personal work, a documentation of one girl's rite of passage into adulthood, but one that many have identified with from all over the world. Initially presented as an online collection, this book version is now available for all those who have a love of books, a love of poetry and a love of life. "As far as criticisms go, our panel of adjudicators agreed on thing alone - we'd like some more!" - City Lights and Sketches Poetry Society, Australian National University "I read one amazing poem and I was hooked. This lady stirs me like no other - a phenomenal poet. Let me just say her poetry will make you an avid fan of both her and her work." - Kerry Goncleaves, Editor, Whillow.com
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A graduate of The Actors Institute, London (UK), SALLY McLEAN has appeared on the London stage in various productions including "Macbeth, Hamlet, The Voice Circus, Uncle Vanya" and the World Premier of "Annabel's Requiem." She has also appeared on UK television, most notably as "Angie Powers" in the BAFTA & AFI award-winning BBC mini-series "Bootleg." On the Australian stage, her credits include roles in the professional productions of "The Comedy of Errors" and "Romeo & Juliet" for the Australian Shakespeare Company, as well as "The Clairvoyant, The Auxiliary, Lovepuke" and the Australian Premier of the off-Broadway hit "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" at the Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne amongst others. Australian television credits include "Lowdown, Flying Doctors, Neighbours, Blue Heelers, Tonight Live, Elephant Princess, Comedy Inc, Worst Year of My Life, Again!, The Bazura Project" and "Party Tricks." Film credits include "Raymond Taylor's Earnest Adventure In Love, Evie Wants A Baby" and the UK feature "A Little Rain Must Fall." As a screenwriter, director and producer Sally began her career in production at the BBC in London and has since written, directed and/or produced a number of successful films and plays under the banner of her production outfit, Incognita Enterprises, established in 1997 under the honorary patronage of Oscar(r) nominated British actor, Sir Nigel Hawthorne. Produced plays include "Chasing Pegasus (a play in ten chords) (2006)" and "P.S. I Love You (2004)" (set on the Melbourne Home Front during WWII). Completed films include the feature film "A Little Rain Must Fall (1997)" and short films "fixNATION (2004), Brigit & Benny (a modern faerietale) (2005)" and "Why Must The Show Go On? (2010)." Other projects on her slate for production include the documentary "A Life Unexpected: The Man Behind The Miracle Mile" and the feature film "Dalny." In addition, her play "P.S. I Love You" is currently being reworked under the title "'Till The Boys Come Home," and is being readied for its professional stage debut. When not on stage or screen, Sally lives in Melbourne with her partner William Smedley, designing for t-shirts, posters and other items as a graphic designer, among other, varied interests. For more information visit her official website: http: //www.sallymclean.com

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