Writing Community!

Writing has truly enriched my life.

This year there were a number of panels, with The Australia Fairy Tale Society, Diaspora sisters, joining Vacen, Kathryn and Tasha for second Comic Con panel, as well as a guest panel for social justice, can great writing change the world, hosted by School of Social Work and nursing at the University of Queensland.

I loved the experience of preparing and presenting on the panels, particularly for the AFTS conference, as this was a brilliant conversational and thinking journey that will see future projects.

There was lots of service to the QLD writers centre with management committee meetings every two months, plus subcommittees, and attending wider community events to spread the word and learn more about what others are doing. Particularly the women’s ethnicity network of the ECCQ, who my friend Sharon invited me to attend.

The QLD Writers Centre hosted an amazing genre con dinner, with solving mysteries on the menu and it was a thrill to meet Garth Nix, plus the wonderful end of year Christmas party presenting the Johnno to Tess Rowley, as well as meeting resident writers and alumni. It is brilliant being inspired by other creatives, and hopefully they feel support as well.

I loved catching up with SCBWI friends in person for the first time in a year at least, and making an international workshop on poetry novels.

One day will I make it to picture book publication, or will it be middle grade or YA? I sure hope to progress beyond short stories into a full book.

And the most exciting thing of all, writing is happening… whatever else is going on, although I have slowed the progression of my masters in teaching just a little.

It is good to be having a break from the hustle and bustle of the year, to have a few weeks to read, write and relax! I’ll be having a break from the blog as well.

So see you all in January or February!

Wakanda Forever Immersive Experience part 1

Many thanks to Sharon Orapeleng for the immersive Wakanda Forever Experience 12th November 2022.
What can I say, incredible! Drumming, photography, sports star, family, fashion, literature, song and dance, and community building. More to say but here is a short post to say congratulations and thanks so much for inviting my family to attend.

June perkins

Those were some of informal phone pics, but sharing some more photographs from 100 Hill photography soon.

another blog coming soon!

These two Images courtesy of 100 Hill Photography


Introducing a regular segment to my blog, which will cover news and opportunities for diverse peoples particularly in storytelling, poetry and across art forms, inspiration strength based projects, interviews and podcasts. It’s about seeing and recognising who is out there. As well as listening, sharing and caring!

My first post is dedicated to all the women out there, who feel like they have no voice, or no-one is listening. I and many others haven’t forgotten you. This is my poem, I see you.

Story Factory

Story Factory is running this project.

This say, “This a very exciting multilingual public writing project and we want YOU to be a part of it!

In a Flash invites people to write flash fiction (very short stories – less than 100 words) in response to writing by emerging and established Australian authors.

Everyone who submits a story goes into the draw to win one of three $100 gift cards and a selection of writing will be published on our website!

All the prompts have been translated into Arabic, Vietnamese and Mandarin, and you can write in any of these languages or in English.


Follow the link below to view the prompts and submit your writing: https://www.storyfactory.org.au/…/in_a_flash-big-projects/

You can read some responses from well known Australian authors here: https://www.storyfactory.org.au/writing…/in-a-flash/

We can’t wait to read and share your stories.

Submissions are open until December 15, so get writing now, so you don’t miss out!

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. 

Great to be contributing some writing to inspire others.

Check out Laughter Quartet

Chuffed to be alongside, Eileen Chong, Will Kostakis, Eda Gunaydin, Sara Mansour and Vivian Pham.

In a Flash 是一个 Story Factory 项目,邀请您(是的,您!)成为已发表的作者。您所要做的就是按照写作挑战说明并提交您的作品!向下滚动以查看所有可用的不同写作挑战。这是创造力的快速爆发!保证让您的一天感觉更完整!




Trong nháy mắt là một công trình mà Story Factory mời bạn (đúng rồi, là bạn đấy!) trở thành tác giả xuất bản sách. Tất cả những gì bạn cần làm là thực hiện theo hướng dẫn của thử thách viết văn và gửi bài viết của bạn! Hãy kéo xuống để xem tất cả những thử thách viết hiện có. Đây là một luồng sáng tạo chớp nhoáng! Đảm bảo sẽ làm cho một ngày của bạn trọn vẹn hơn!

Điền vào biểu mẫu dưới đây để gửi bài viết của bạn và chúng tôi sẽ chia sẻ bài viết được chọn trên trang web của chúng tôi.


في ومضة هو مشروع Story Factory، يدعوك (نعم أنت!) لتصبح مُؤلفاً منشوراً. كل ما عليك فعله هو اتباع تعليمات تحدي الكتابة وأرسل كتابتك! اقم بالتمرير إلى أسفل لرؤية جميع تحديات الكتابة المختلفة المُتاحة. إنهُ تفجير سريع للإبداع! مضمون لجعل يومك أكثر اكتمالاً!

أرسل كتاباتك إلينا وسنشارك مجموعة مُختارة على موقعنا.

لا يسعنا الانتظار لقراءة قصتك ومُشاركة كتابتك الرائعة!
عرض موجهات الكتابة

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