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World Poetry Day

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

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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

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Stop Press! CAE Christmas Hamper!

Look where I’ve landed! In the CAE Christmas Hamper! Anyone is welcome to enter! Simply email Centre for Adult Education at 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!

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In Maldon Today Interview

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

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Newstead Live Folk Festival

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

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Upcoming Book Launch: Wangaratta

Country Victoria is beautiful in the autumn. A perfect opportunity to visit my launch at Booktique, the lovely bookshop in Wangaratta! DATE: Tuesday 10 April 2018 TIME: 5:30 pm VENUE: Booktique, 51 Reid Street, Wangaratta ENQUIRIES: email -, phone Booktique - 5721 6235, or contact me directly. Let Michelle welcome you into her sunny space… Continue reading Upcoming Book Launch: Wangaratta