Keep your chin up! Go Running with the Wolves…

After a hiatus from the blog and several other things, to make it through my first semester at university, I thought it would be timely to tackle ways to keep your chin up as we head into another snap lock down. Maybe everyone around you wants to discuss the sorry state of the world’s health,Continue reading “Keep your chin up! Go Running with the Wolves…”

Back to University

So there may not be too much going on my blog, but behind the scenes is another story. I recently made the monumental decision to return to university to study a masters of teaching! My goal is to become a high school teacher of humanities and literature, and or work in curriculum design and educationContinue reading “Back to University”

Transcribing Notebooks

Originally posted on Ripple Poetry :
My Notebook … Behind the scenes. Behind the absentee blogger. I’m filling my notebooks and then typing them up. I’m listening to the rain on our tin roof and watching a pigeon sheltering on the back porch top stair. It’s there all day. Today it is pouring. Today there are…

ALEA – Meanjin 42nd Writer’s Festival

The 42nd ALEA Meanjin – Brisbane area – Australian Literacy Educators’ Association Young Writers’ Festival (for students from Years 5 to 10) is being held on Thursday 4 July at Griffith University Mt Gravatt Campus. Featuring a Keynote from Morris Gleitzman and four workshops with a wonderful line up of authors, poets and illustrators –Continue reading “ALEA – Meanjin 42nd Writer’s Festival”

Submissions Week

This was a watershed week of submissions for me. I have spent most of the year reworking and editing a number of promising writing pieces, and working out whether some earlier projects are short stories, picture books or novels.  Sometimes I don’t know in the early drafts what the final form will be. Each pieceContinue reading “Submissions Week”