June Perkins (taken by Heidi Den Ronden)

Dr June Perkins is a lyrical, jubilant, compassionate and poetic writer of Indigenous Papua New Guinean and Australian background with extensive experience in conducting cultural and creative writing workshops within community settings and in tutoring and mentoring primary school, high school and tertiary writers.

She is moved to write by pressing social issues, such as the future of the planet, the need to eradicate extremes of wealth and poverty and prejudice, and the optimism of young people. Her PhD was on the subject of writing empowerment, and ever since finalising that in 2004, she has been applying her research into her everyday practices as a writer in and for community.

In 2016 June won an ASA writing mentorship for picture books and successfully crowd funded and published Magic Fish Dreaming, a poetry book for children and the young at heart. In 2017 she won several Royal Dragon Fly Awards for Magic Fish Dreaming. Her work has been published in a huge variety of spaces, including ABC Open. She is working hard towards more publication breakthroughs, with a novel and picture books in progress.


Welcome to the blog.

I blog literary events, interviews with creatives, life in Queensland,  progress on my writing projects, and the writing process.

Looking forward to your comments.

Please respect all copyright for this work. If you want to make use of something you need my prior written permission. See COPYRIGHT HERE.

I may not be the relevant copyright holder in all cases (reblogs).

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Please respect all copyright for this work. If you want to make use of something you need my prior written permission. See COPYRIGHT HERE.

I am a member of the following:

Profiles at   

Write Links 

Just Write For Kids


Australian Children’s Poetry

Australian Society of Authors

Creative Kids Tales  


You can also find me at

Twitter   Facebook    Vimeo    Pinterest    Nineteen Months

Magic Fish Dreaming 

12 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. Thank you for following me; I’m now following you. Well, you seem to be doing all the right things to make yourself known. There’s just one question. Why are you not keen on your work being reblogged? This is one sure way of reaching a wider audience and I’ve found it extremely useful.


  2. I just like people to ask first that’s all. I always ask before doing so with other people’s work. I just like to know the space it is being reblogged into.


  3. That’s okay, it’s also because if I have a guest I interview or reblog on my blog I don’t want to just pass that permission on to all in sundry either. I love most of the blogs of people who follow my blog, but there are sometimes some which are mainly marketing who come and go pretty quickly.


  4. I found your blog on WP reader – started following it – then you commented on my blog and here I am. I promise I will have a more careful read later! Have a great day!


  5. You defiantly seem fun. I am new, just figuring out this blog thing. I saw your smiley face and thought I would like to fallow you. Read your literary work which confirmed it. I to love to write. Especially short stories and poems. This made me feel connected. So, that was the end of that. …I followed. 😊

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  6. Hmm yes, I hope I am a fun and humourous person – love life and nature and writing, well you know what’s on the blog and more. Thanks for dropping by.


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