OBSERVATIONS III – A TRIP TO STONEHENGE, BATH AND WINDSOR

‘Hello, stranger.’ ‘Hello, darlin’, how are you?’   Sheep climbing over a mound of gravel, following the same path one after the other. Stuck behind the mound and butting heads. Back up the mound the same way they came.   Three tonne stone dragged for miles across land—some transported upriver on rafts—to be raised under … Continue reading OBSERVATIONS III – A TRIP TO STONEHENGE, BATH AND WINDSOR

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TRAVEL WRITING WORKSHOP WITH SANDY FUSSELL

Sandy Fussell of the South Coast Writers Centre hosted a travel writing workshop earlier this year and discussed what made a captivating travel piece. To begin the workshop, Sandy spoke about remembering and recording details about your travel time. She emphasised the importance of recording dates and facts, and the things other people have said … Continue reading TRAVEL WRITING WORKSHOP WITH SANDY FUSSELL

RATTLE

Grandfather sat forward in his chair, his back muscles and spine straining as he reached for Grandson. Grandson sat in the gap of Mother’s open legs on the floor, mashing stuffed teddies together at Mother’s insistent glee. In his gnarled grey fingers, Grandfather held a delicate porcelain baby rattle. Around the middle of the rattle … Continue reading RATTLE

BLACK WALLABY INDIGENOUS WRITERS NIGHT 2017

At their annual Black Wallaby Indigenous Writers Night, the South Coast Writers Centre launched Volume V of the anthology Dreaming Inside—Voices from Junee Correctional Facility with a spectacular crowd. Dr Tony Birch launched the anthology, and there were readings by Aunty Barbara Nicholson, John Muk Muk Burke, and SCWC Director Friederike Krishnabakdi-Vasilakis. Volume V features … Continue reading BLACK WALLABY INDIGENOUS WRITERS NIGHT 2017