Bruce Dawe RIP – the Larrikin Laureate

Australia’s Everyman poet Bruce Dawe died on April 1st. His words and sensibility live on in thousands of hearts that have laughed, cried and nodded on reading his words over 60 years. His footy poems “Life Cycle” and “High Mark” are embedded in the heart of the game.

Almanac Poetry: A greeting from Bruce Dawe

This piece was written by John Harms just after he had received a beaut greeting card from Bruce Dawe around Christmas time 2016. Bruce Dawe’s poetry, loved by many, was special to John Harms.

The Doggies Almanac 2016: Cover Boy!

Liam Picken bobs up in all the right places.

Presenting…The Doggies Almanac 2016

It was such a brilliant season we just had to celebrate the Bulldogs magnificent premiership. Presenting…….The Doggies Almanac. Read about this special extra edition of the Almanac and order your copy here.

An angel in our corner

Bob Murphy was the sort of player who walked the walk as well as talking the talk. Neil Anderson has penned a thank you to the man they call Bob.

We’ll always have Paris: The 2017 Western Bulldogs

These are tough times for Western Bulldogs supporters, with the team sitting at 6-6 after thirteen rounds. Neil Anderson gives us a deep insight into the mind of a lifelong Footscray/Western Bulldogs fan.

Almanac Sports Memoir: Can you recommend any?

Yvette Wroby looks at some recent footy memoirs as she prepares for her gig at the Williamstown Literary Festival.

Almanac Footy – Armistice

Neil Anderson takes us back to the Western Bulldogs premiership win last year and the impact it has had on the team and it’s supporters.

The Doggies Almanac and a print of Jim Pavlidis’s brilliant Liam Picken painting.

A copy of the book of the season – The Doggies Almanac – and a quality print of Jim Pavlidis’s wonderful painting of Liam Picken’s Grand Final speccie.

Almanac Book Review: Mister Football reviews The Doggies Almanac at The Roar

Well, we’d have to be happy with this review. Thanks Mister Football.

Harvesting The Doggies Almanac

The Doggies Almanac is a book so pure, so organic, so natural, we didn’t publish it, we harvested it.

Christmas Offer Number 2: The Doggies Almanac and Play On

This is an ideal gift for those who love sport and love good sports stories.

The Doggies Launch: A few pics.

Thanks to Yvette Wroby for some nice pics of the writers who gathered at the North Fitzroy Arms for the launch of The Doggies Almanac last Wednesday.

The Doggies Almanac is launched (how many people can you squeeze into the North Fitzroy Arms).

It was a cracking night at the North Fitzroy Arms where Ross Abbey sent The Doggies Almanac off in style. John Harms has a few thank yous, and Cookie has sent in a ripper pic.

The Doggies Almanac 2016: a Story of the Year of Wonders, The Year of the Dog

Ian Swan receives a mysterious parcel from a friend. It contains The Doggies Almanac. Here’s his own Doggies story (with thanks to Spider Phillips) – and a little more about great days of Hallora-Strzlecki in the Ellinbank District League. [This is what footy’s about – Ed]

Almanac Golf: Alice’s Restaurant and the freakish 4-iron

Just as Alice’s Restaurant isn’t necessarily about the restaurant, this golf story is about something much more important than just the golf.

Almanac Party: The Doggies Almanac launch and end of year drinks (Dec 14)

Wednesday Dec 14 at the North Fitzroy Arms. Come and celebrate with the Almanac crew (and Perc). The tradition of launch parties continues.

The contents page from The Doggies Almanac

This is the contents page taken directly from The Doggies Almanac – which is out now. [John Harms is adding info about pieces in the comments – Ed]

Why The Footy Almanac 2016 (traditional version) is being published this coming March and The Doggies Almanac is out now

News about The Footy Almanac 2016 and The Doggies Almanac. You can’t have two of your own titles competing for major honours in the one calendar year.