True Narratives: Oz Comic Con 2022

Women – what is our true narrative? What is the importance of giving ‘diverse’ women voices? How can we be empowered to tell ‘our truths’ of the way we see the world, without being trapped in stereotypes. What is a woman’s voice? How is it different from a man’s? These were just some of theContinue reading “True Narratives: Oz Comic Con 2022”

Diaspora

Diaspora is launched. So magical to be in the presence of so many of the contributors and supporters. Weaving stories of spaces once daydreamed in, spaces that challenge, spaces of becoming – who we are today spaces to create belonging – where we can all sit around a table and weave the future we wantContinue reading “Diaspora”

Mystery of Visual Literacy – Leigh Hobbs Laureate at Large

Leigh Hobbs, this year’s Australian Children’s Laureate, is about to give a lecture, The Mystery of Visual Literacy, to the three quarters full auditorium in the state library, Queensland. The talk has been sponsored by Book Links and the Queensland Writer’s Centre. Scanning the audience I see many of my Writelinks buddies,  visitors from theContinue reading “Mystery of Visual Literacy – Leigh Hobbs Laureate at Large”

Regional Festivals Matter

In the lead up to the Cairns  Tropical Writing Festival  (Sept 14-16 2014) I caught up with Diane Finlay, one of the driving forces behind it, to ask her just why a writing festival is so important to the building of the Far North Queensland Literary Community. June:  Why is a writing festival so importantContinue reading “Regional Festivals Matter”

Books from our Backyard

It was amazing to be at the Poinciana Lounge, when it was  full to the brim of Queensland books, authors, family, friends and literary supporters; double the amount of last year too. A big thankyou to Queensland Writers Centre for creating a catalogue of Queensland books which goes out to libraries and others to promoteContinue reading “Books from our Backyard”