My writing is remorselessly and, I like to think, glitteringly intent on diagnosis. The glitter of invention is, for me, everywhere and it is linked with and provides a distinctive literary identity, a creative abundance. For some readers I'm sure this is the case, but not for most. For most who chance upon my writing, though, the affect on them is enervating as it is for me after a long day of writing or even periodically in the course of any single day. I like to think my literary venture is gallant and ambitious, even if it is not really successful in the marketplace. My unremitting concern for detail, for analysis and for comment is not everybody's and my advice to many would-be readers is to take my writing in small doses.-Ron Price with thanks to Vincent Buckley, "The Novels of Patrick White," The Literature of Australia, editor, G. Dutton, Penguin, 1972(1964).
I create a world, too, Patrick; I want to show extraordinary things behind the ordinary, the mystery and the poetry, to transcend the tensions and explore my world by words.
No mere surface impressionism but passages, words, vibrant with significance growing out of profound numbness and pervasive inarticulateness.
1999-2007-Writer/Poet: George Town Tasmania 2002-2005-Program Presenter, City Park Radio, Launceston 1999-2004-Tutor and/or President: George Town School for Seniors Inc 1988-1999 -Lecturer in General Studies and Human Services West Australian Department of Training 1986-1987 -Acting Lecturer in Management Studies and Co-ordinator of Further Education Unit at Hedland College in South Hedland, WA. 1982-1985 -Adult Educator, Open College of Tafe, Katherine, NT 1981 -Maintenance Scheduler, Renison Bell, Zeehan, Tasmania 1980-Unemployed: Bi-Polar Disability 1979 -Editor, External Studies Unit, Tasmanian CAE Youth worker, Resource Centre Association, Launceston Lecturer in Organizational Behaviour, Tasmanian CAE Radio Journalist ABC, Launceston 1976-1978 -Lecturer in Social Sciences & Humanities, Ballarat CAE, Ballarat 1975 - Lecturer in Behavioural Studies, Whitehorse Technical College, Box Hill, Victoria 1974 -Senior Tutor in Education Studies, Tasmanian CAE, Launceston 1972-1973 -High School Teacher, South Australian Education Department 1971 Primary School Teacher, Whyalla SA Australia 1969-1971 Primary School Teacher Prince Edward County Board of Education, Picton, Ontario, Canada 1969 Systems Analyst Bad Boy Co. Ltd. Toronto Ontario 1967-68 -Community Teacher, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Frobisher Bay, NWT, Canada 1959-67 -Summer jobs from grade 10 to end of university 1949-1967 - Attended 2 primary schools, 2 high schools and 2 universities in Canada: McMaster Uni:1963-1966, Windsor T's College: 1966/7. 1944-1963 -Childhood(1944-57) and adolescence(1957-63) in and around Hamilton Ontario.
3. SOME SOCIO-BIO-DATA
I have been married for 37 years. My wife is a Tasmanian, aged 60. We've had 3 children: ages in 2006-41, 36 and 29. I am 62, a Canadian who moved to Australia in 1971 and have written 3 books--all available on the internet. I retired from full-time teaching in 1999, part-time teaching in 2004 and voluneeer teaching/work in 2005 after 35 years in classrooms. In addition, I have been a member of the Baha'i Faith for 47 years. Bio-data: 6ft, 225 lbs, eyes/hair-brown, Caucasian. See my website for more details at: http://www.users.on.net/~ronprice/ and go to any search engine and type: 'Pioneering RonPrice' or 'RonPrice Poetry' for additional writings. ___________________________________________________