TOUR OF FAR North Queensland

TOUR OF FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND!

Queensland!

Leaving tomorrow for my grand adventure traveling though far North Queensland running Healing Power of Story workshops for the fabulous Queensland Writers Centre.

Telling our Stories to the WORLD! I am passionate about Queensland writers and Queensland stories and looking forward to meeting many new writers in the far flung reaches of our enormous and beautiful state.

My father’s family were early settlers in Innisfail and I spent many happy days running wild on the family cane farm and exploring the glorious tropical beaches and freezing cold waterfalls. I love it up there. I’ve travelled far and wide trying to find beauty that equals it. Happy to report – I never have.

TOUR DATES

Townsville Arts Hub 20 June – Writing Your Way Into a Story – This is a special all day workshop for the Townsville Writers and Publishers society. from $55 for a full day workshop covering all elements of narrative.

BOOK HERE!

HEALING POWER OF STORY WORKSHOPS AS FOLLOWS – Contact the local councils for more info and to book in.

Cairns Cairns Public Library 3 July – Contact Cairns Tropical Writers Festival for more info and to book – FREE!

Port Douglas/Mossman – Mossman Library 4 July FREE!

Atherton – Hallorans Hill Conservations Park 6 July. FREE!

Innisfail (my old home town 🙂 ) – Innisfail Regional Library 7 July. FREE!

Georgetown Shire Hall 9 July FREE!

Normanton Normanton Shire Hall 11 July FREE!

Karumba Karumba Civic Centre 12 July FREE!

Cloncurry Cloncurry Community Precinct 16 July FREE!

Mt. Isa Mt Isa Library – 17 July FREE!

Julia Creek Julia Creek Smart Hub 19 July FREE!

Richmond Richmond Library 20 July FREE!

Hughenden Flinders Shire Public Library 22 July FREE!

Charters Towers Charters Towers Excelsior Library 23 July FREE!

Townsville (back to where we started from 🙂 )Aitkenvale Library 25 July FREE!

PHEW! Please do spread the word to friends and family in these locations – even non writers will have fun. I LOVE FREE THINGS!

Oh yes, I’ll be doing some yoga in beautiful places along the way 🙂

And so off I go! Flying out tomorrow. Wish me luck.

Lots of love

Edwina xxx

OUR INSIDE VOICES!

I’m thrilled to announce the recent release of Our Inside Voices – Reflections on COVID-19 – a rapid creative response to the strange and scary times we now find ourselves in.

Earlier this year Matthew Wengert – publisher at AndAlso Books who published Bjelke Blues last year – approached me about co-editing a collection of stories about the COVID crisis. So, along with Caroline Gardam, Louise Martin-Chew and Nathan Shepherdson, I put up my hand to help out. This collection of over 50 short stories, essays, poems and memoir pieces reflecting Australia’s early experiences with the pandemic, is the result.

It’s a wonderful collection featuring great Queensland writers like Nick Earls, Jess White, Samuel Wagan-Watson, Angelina Hurley, Amanda Niehaus, Warren Ward, Andrea Baldwin plus artists, Patt Hoffie, Michael Cook and Stephen Hart who bring a really interesting perspective. My favourites are Sam and Angelina’s pieces reflecting the Indigenous experience, Sarah Klenbort‘s beautiful memoir piece on how children have been impacted, and Karenlee Thompson‘s short fiction “Meg and the Margarets” which brings some much-needed quirky humour to the book. Proud to have had my own story “The Gentleman Caller” about a lonely woman’s misadventures with a nuisance caller also included.

You can get a copy now at all good Brisbane independent bookstores or buy online direct from the publisher at AndAlso Books.

Michael Cook – Living the Dream

This fabulous image by Michael Cook was a hot contender for the cover. You can check out Michael’s latest exhibition here.

Great to have this book out in the world! My only hope is that we don’t need a sequel!

Stay safe everyone and keep smiling.

Lots of love

Edwina xx