Diaspora Panel – WQ 275

(Pictured above: Sharon, Dimity and June) Delighted to be on a panel with these two insightful women, Sharon Orapeleng, and Dimity Powell, to discuss the challenges and gifts of Diaspora to – community, writing, and publishing. The session is fully booked out, and is happening before the Queensland Writer’s Centre, Christmas Party in a coupleContinue reading “Diaspora Panel – WQ 275”

How to Be a Poet and Why not to be a Poet

The last time I was in this lecture theatre was for the launch of Lani Wendt Young’s latest book with the Pacific Community of Brisbane.  Today I am at a partnership event between the Queensland Poetry Festival and QUT, where they are hosting the poet,  Jeet Thayil. It’s a free public lecture, but there areContinue reading “How to Be a Poet and Why not to be a Poet”

Betty Cabral Collerson: Captivated by Nature

Betty, the eldest of six children, was born and raised in Belém, a town on the mouth of the Amazon River, Brazil. Her childhood included some amazing incidents, like when she woke up in the middle of the night with a spider monkey prancing in  her bedroom. At sixteen, by choice,  she went to liveContinue reading “Betty Cabral Collerson: Captivated by Nature”

Kickstarter Crowd Funding Explained

For all of those Magic Fish Dreaming Backers  who might be using kickstarter for the first time. 1) You register to use as you are charged for the book only when project is fully funded and so you can receive updates of when your products will be delivered etc. 2) You do this once onlyContinue reading “Kickstarter Crowd Funding Explained”