Volta – a Turn for Poetry

Images Courtesy for Queensland Poetry Festival, It’s been 10 months, since a live poetry event for the Queensland Poetry Festival (QPF). So, it was perhaps this that led to such anticipation and a within minutes booked out venue for the first Volta (an Italian term for the ‘turn’ in thought or argument in a sonnet,Continue reading “Volta – a Turn for Poetry”

Ian Hallmond, Festival Founder Says

June brings warmth of spirit plus a wealth of experience with her, and I feel privileged to have worked with her on the past two,’ Ink of Light: Baha’i Writers’ Festivals’. Her commitment and enthusiasm is infectious to any project, and her sense of professionalism in representing other creatives is commendable. It has been aContinue reading “Ian Hallmond, Festival Founder Says”

Magic Fish Dreaming at APT 9

I read some Magic Fish Dreaming poems as well as a poem inspired by Sydney Long’s painting Spirit of the Plains daily over the three days of the festival. It was so much fun to share these poems and the story behind their inspirations. I loved performing my new ‘Brolga’ poem and ‘Cassowary Chat’ withContinue reading “Magic Fish Dreaming at APT 9”

What the Worlds needs now . . . writers that care

So the absolute highlight of the Brisbane Writers Festival for me was the talk I attended by Trent Dalton. I saw Trent a few weeks ago on Q and A, on the ABC, as well as Sofie Laguna, and was so impressed by the way they both conducted themselves on the panel I set outContinue reading “What the Worlds needs now . . . writers that care”

Writing Journeys & the Power of Words

Saturday 29th April 2017, was a day to be inspired as authors shared their writing journeys and ideas on the power of words with writers and readers gathered at Bracken Ridge Library.  Both sessions were chaired by Sheryl Gwyther (introduced by Adele Moy), an Australian children’s author. She writes novels, chapter books, short stories andContinue reading “Writing Journeys & the Power of Words”