Poetry Quest Off Line

Changing direction on blogs…

Ripple Poetry

sunriseshedDSC_2944 At Boonah – Sunrise by June Perkins

Dear Blog Readers,

For the moment I am taking my poetry quest to 200 off line.  It is still happening but just not on my blog.

Whilst I am offline I am not just working on my poetry quest but many, many things

  • Preparation for upcoming panels (especially the Queensland Poetry Festival!)
  • A trip to bookshops in Melbourne at the end of the year
  • Ideas for more panels on various topics dear to my heart for the public
  • Preparation for an exhibition/ mini festival in October
  • Poetry books exploring themes of environment, parenting, motherhood, art, music, drawn from ten years of blogging and new material
  • Chapter books for 8-10 (Series concept)
  • Picture books
  • A novel (plotting it at present to get my structure right)
  • A memoir
  • Connecting with creatives I would like to collaborate with
  • Helping develop diasporic Pacific products
  • Fostering unity in…

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Poetry for Children Event

Yes – Poetry for Children at the Queensland Poetry Festival!

Ripple Poetry

Writing Poetry for Kids

When Saturday, August 26, 2017, 1 – 2pm

Are you thinking of becoming a children’s poet? Are you already a children’s poet looking for a way forward in your journey? What can poetry do for children?

Join poets Sally Murphy, Dr June Perkins and JR Poulter, in-conversation with Dr Virginia Lowe, for this fascinating discussion.

Brisbane Square Library, 266 George Street, Brisbane City

Bookings required.

Phone Brisbane Square Library on 07 3403 4166 to reserve your place.

Queensland Poetry Festival & Brisbane Square Library

Cost FREE

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Quoll at Mary Ryans

Magic Fish Dreaming

Quoll had quite a lot of fun leaping over books and checking out Mary Ryan’s bookstore last weekend.

Quoll thought the staff were quite lovely to the visiting author of Magic Fish Dreaming.

Quoll saw a few books go to new homes!  Quoll overheard a conversation where someone asked if June wrote poetry for teenagers and grown ups as well.

Quoll is looking forward to meeting some new friends at workshops at the library this week, and some more adventures in the works.

Where will Quoll turn up next?

What should we name this dear creature?  Quin, Quigley or Quade?

Any other suggestions?

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Story Boat

My haiku blog has been very quiet.  But I have decided to compose and share 200 Haiku for the bicentennial year – it’s my gift to Baha’u’llah. I will try for around 19 syllables where possible,  link them as I go and think about the significance of this year.  Wish me luck!

A Thousand Healing Haiku

This boat has a story
it carries humanity’s dreams
in future unseen

(c) June Perkins, Word and Image

Gift – 200 Haiku for the Bicentennial, aiming for a 19 syllable structure though.

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