Finding the Heart

The last few months I have been revisiting picture book drafts and short stories, that didn’t feel like they were quite there yet. Something special was missing.  I just couldn’t put my finger on it.  But I didn’t want to give up on the potential. I had to have a huge break from them toContinue reading “Finding the Heart”

Writing Poetry for Kids – Children are the Future for Poetry

A panel exploring Writing Poetry for Kids, hosted by the Brisbane Square Library, was held at the Queensland Poetry Festival 2017, Saturday August 26th. It was encouraging to see theĀ theatrette full, and a mixture of backgrounds: parents, local writing for children community members, local writers and poets, and general public in attendance, as well asContinue reading “Writing Poetry for Kids – Children are the Future for Poetry”

Ten Things About Poetry and Me: Virginia Lowe

Originally posted on Ripple Poetry :
In 2016 Virginia was awarded the Leila St John Award for services to childrenā€™s literature in Victoria. Here she is with the medal. 1. What is your earliest memory of poetry? My mother was a pianist. She was always at the piano, and I could sing 80 nursery rhymes when…