The Book Garden now Stocking Magic Fish Dreaming

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Announcing that Magic Fish Dreaming is now stocked by The Book Garden. Looking forward to Magic Fish Dreaming reaching more schools and childcare centres! About The Book Garden The Book Garden is proudly Australian owned and currently celebrating 38 years.  They are part of the American Bookstore and have…

Stockings, Broomsticks and Friendship: Writing Inspired by Childhood books

  During February I spent the month revising workshops and resources about structure as well as beginning a quest to re-read some of my favourite childhood books.  I also began to locate more contemporary books for middle grades and youth to unravel for their structure and best features. I am putting enormous amounts of effortsContinue reading “Stockings, Broomsticks and Friendship: Writing Inspired by Childhood books”

Queensland Poetry Festival – Event for Advocating Poetry for Children

The Week of the Queensland Poetry Festival is finally here.  If you are attending the poetry for kids discussion panel  at the Brisbane Square Library do book with the library.  The panel is followed by a reading for children at 2pm and while it is free it is a good idea to book.  See youContinue reading “Queensland Poetry Festival – Event for Advocating Poetry for Children”

Skyping for World Literacy

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Image courtesy Mel Irvine, children in Philippines Reading Magic Fish Dreaming ? So excited that I will be skyped to Philippines in September, to read  poems to some of the children gathering there to celebrate World Literacy Day. My dear friend Mel Irvine, supported the kickstarter creation of the…

Meeting the Sandcliffe Writers Festival Presenters – Schools: Gregg Dreise

  Gregg Dreise is a gifted storyteller and musician, and he features the didgeridoo and guitar in his performances at schools and festivals. He is a descendant of the Kamilaroi and Yuwalayaay people of south-west Queensland and north-west New South Wales. He is the award-winning author and illustrator of Silly Birds (winning awards and beingContinue reading “Meeting the Sandcliffe Writers Festival Presenters – Schools: Gregg Dreise”