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”