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”

Meet the Sandcliffe Writing Festival Presenters: Sheryl Gwyther

Queensland author, Sheryl Gwyther writes novels, chapter books, short stories and plays for children, and Flash Fiction for adults. In 2002 and in 2009, Sheryl was awarded two Australian Society of Authors Mentorships to work on her novels-in-progress. Secrets of Eromanga was published in 2006 and the second, Sweet Adversity is in the hands ofContinue reading “Meet the Sandcliffe Writing Festival Presenters: Sheryl Gwyther”

Insights of An Outsider

On April 23rd the Brisbane Square Library (which is funded by the Brisbane City Council) hosted three deep thinking authors to examine the theme of “the Outsider.” The event was organised by Society of Women Writers Qld Inc. , promoted and advertised by both the SWWQ  (and lots of other people) and the Brisbane CityContinue reading “Insights of An Outsider”

Meeting the Sandcliffe Writers Festival Presenters: Duncan Richardson

Duncan Richardson is a writer of history, fiction, poetry and educational texts. He is an amateur historian and keen to uncover the hidden stories of Brisbane’s past. In his writing for children, he has brought bog-bodies and dinosaurs back to life and his novel Jason Chen and the Time Banana features the Great Fire ofContinue reading “Meeting the Sandcliffe Writers Festival Presenters: Duncan Richardson”

Meet the Sandcliffe Writers Festival Presenters: Veny Armanno

Venero (Veny) Armanno was born in Brisbane to Sicilian migrant parents. He is the author of two books of short stories and nine critically acclaimed novels. In the 1993 Jumping at the Moon was equal runner-up, Steele Rudd Award for Best Short Story collection. My Beautiful Friend was runner-up Aurealis Best Horror Novel, 1996. FireheadContinue reading “Meet the Sandcliffe Writers Festival Presenters: Veny Armanno”