Discovering Youth Art

Last night a Youth Arts Exhibition opened at Mission Beach community Arts Centre. These are just a few photographic highlights. A wonderful night was had by the over 50 people who attended.   As well as supporting young local artists, the evening gave families of the artists a chance to mingle and meet others fromContinue reading “Discovering Youth Art”

Returning North

This story  first appeared at ABC Open’s, New In Town.  Head over there to read more stories on this theme. So many times my hubby and I were new and then gone. We always seemed to be just settling in when it was suddenly time to go again. This follow, or be blown, by the wind lifeContinue reading “Returning North”

Spine Poems

The Stolen Children our Stories Talking Ink from Ochre Words and Silences Haunted by the Past The Music of the Soul Writing us Mob – new Indigenous Voices Recently I entered our local library’s Spine Book Poetry Competition. This above photograph and words are one of my entries. The library were chuffed with the responseContinue reading “Spine Poems”

Launch of Cyclone Yasi Our Stories

Poets of Yasi, sometimes you can say more with less – the collection mixes it up with accounts or emotions that are sometimes expressed in poetry. Seven of the Licuala WINQ writers took they time to contribute to the anthology of Yasi stories, four of them pictured here.  Well done everyone for taking time outContinue reading “Launch of Cyclone Yasi Our Stories”

Circle of Recovery

Recently my family went to visit Edmund Kennedy National Park.  Like so much else around us it has been ravaged by Cyclone Yasi and is showing scars. The scars include stinking dead fish on the beach – and trees alternating between neatly piled to chaotically strewn around depending on where they are in relation toContinue reading “Circle of Recovery”