Triple-digit blog post! Woohoo! When I started blogging I had no idea how much I would like/love it or whether I would continue/continue to have things to write. 100 blog posts later, I find myself still here in this little place of cyberspace I've carved out for myself and your enjoyment ... still enjoying its… Continue reading 100th Blog Post!
August is Poetry Month - in Australia, if not in further reaches. Red Room Poetry, an organisation for students (and teachers), is creating a poem forest: POEM FOREST is a free nature writing prize that literally breathes life back into the natural world that sustains us. Created by Red Room Poetry, in partnership with The Australian Botanic Garden, POEM… Continue reading Inaugural Poetry Month
This 'vision board' has been on my wall for a couple of years now: a reminder that I can manifest my most deeply-held dreams. As the innards of my upcoming book are analysed by the soothsayers of my publication team (YAY!) I reflect on what it means to release another book. What legacy will it… Continue reading The Process of Writing
World Poetry Day 21 March is World Poetry Day, in which UNESCO (which has a wonderful motto of building peace in the minds of men and women) "recognizes the unique ability of poetry to capture the creative spirit of the human mind." Here is my humble contribution to the volume of poetry in the world… Continue reading World Poetry Day
Aniko's inagural issue I recently sent an entry in to a new online magazine, for their inaugural issue. The delightedly-overwhelmed (to clarify, that means that she was overwhelmed for all the right reasons) editor, Emily Riches, sent this reply to my submission: Dear Annabel,Thank you so much for submitting Mopping Up to Aniko Press Magazine.… Continue reading Longlisted
Australian Multicultural Writing Project have accepted my artwork for publication! This is a validating experience for me as I still consider myself to be an emerging author-artist. I thank the AMWP for accepting my piece for Issue 4 - their first issue with art - and give a huge shout-out to Nadia Niaz, the editor,… Continue reading AMWP
Look where I’ve landed! In the CAE Christmas Hamper! Anyone is welcome to enter! Simply email Centre for Adult Education at email@example.com with the title of the prize as your subject and tell us about your favourite literary gift idea. Winners will be notified and winning entries may be announced on social media. Include your name and… Continue reading Stop Press! CAE Christmas Hamper!
Many thanks to Michelle at Booktique in Wangaratta for allowing me to present my book in her warm and welcoming space. An interested audience asked thoughtful questions about my journey, and my book was well-received. A huge thank you to my dear, long-term friend - who knew me in my Dark phase, and is one… Continue reading Booktique Launch
On 26th January 2018 I was the guest on this weekly program featuring our little town, broadcast on the community radio program of our slightly bigger, nearest Big Smoke. The radio station is MAIN FM (the IMT hosts will tell you this stands for "Maldon And Its Neighbours" and is definitely not what the locals… Continue reading In Maldon Today Interview
I had the great pleasure of playing three chalkboard sessions at Newstead Live on the last weekend in January, mingling with people who play music as their job. It was great fun, despite the high temperatures and inevitable sweat that accompanies trying to stay cool in 40 degrees! Making art and music is alchemy, creating… Continue reading Newstead Live Folk Festival