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“The scars of war have settled on each of us in different ways…”

 

#LestWeForget  #ScarsOfWar  #ANZACDay  #ThankYou #WeWillRemember

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10 years on…

It’s been 10 years since the last event… 

NATIONAL POETRY WEEK at Poets Corner @ Pages Cafe ~ 30th August 2008

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#PoetsCorner@PagesCafe  #PagesCafe  #PoetsCorner  #Poetry  #FMFPoetry  #PoeticEvents

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Peter Jeffrey OAM

A few weeks ago, my man and I attended a play in Kalamunda.  His cousin Ultan was on stage doing a mighty job for only his second role in community theatre.  During interval, I bumped into Peter Jeffrey, OAM who I haven’t seen since my Poets Corner @ Pages Cafe days – and he looks the same.  He, like his good friend and my mentor Glen Phillips just don’t age!  I found this excellent article about Peter and wanted to share it.

via An Astonishing 61 Years of Poesis: Allan Padgett launches ‘True to Poetry in my Fashion’ by Peter Jeffery

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Chuffed!

‘Epitaph for Gregory O’Donoghue’ by Frances Macaulay Forde is Write Out Loud’s Poem of the Week

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The new Write Out Loud Poem of the Week is ‘Epitaph for Gregory O’Donoghue’ by Frances Macaulay Forde, a tribute to the Irish poet who died in 2005. In the poem Frances recalls workshops with O’Donoghue at the Munster Literature Centre in Cork, and how such sessions naturally included liquid lunches, “Guinness frothed and creamy with subtext”, at the nearby, aptly named Forde’s Pub. She lives in Australia, her background is in “poetry, children’s literature, film and theatre” – and she describes Write Out Loud as her “go-to daily fix”, with many of her current favourite poets on this website.

 

 

 

#WriteOutLoud  #FMFPoetry  #EpitaphForGregO’donoghue  #MunsterLitCentre  #Poems

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An Epitath…

Today’s posting on Write Out Loud:

Epitaph for Gregory O’Donoghue

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#GregO’Donoghue  #MunsterLitCentre  #MLC  #CorkCity  #Poetry  #FordePub  #FMFPoetry  #FrancesMacaulayForde

 

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“Write Out Loud” is a site I read every day which inspires, often surprises and delights me with words written by others from all over the world.  (I think I’ve mentioned it before.)

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The site encourages and supports writers of all levels to share their work.  I felt comfortable enough to share my poem about losing a loved one called  ‘Never’, written all those years ago, from my old notebook   and bought to Australia all the way from Africa.

I was 18 when I decided to gather all my scribbled little scraps of writing into one place – then promptly hid it away in a drawer.

Years later, my dear mum read it and made some pencil marks in the columns, noting those she thought could go into a manuscript to be sent to a publisher.  I can’t tell you how much that encouraged me at the time.

Even more years later, I gave a selection to my niece for a High School project and she loved them too – although I suspect that’s because she loves her Aunty.  🙂

Not long after, I decided to (finally) do a degree in Creative Writing for my 50th birthday.

 

#1968Notebook  #Poetry  #TeenageAngst  #TeenPoetry  #PoetryNotebook  #FMFPoetry  #FrancesMacaulayForde

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Linda's Book Bag

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Susan Dunn - Writer

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The Book Podcast

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The Sketchbook

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Welcome to Design of the Picture Book! I'm Carter Higgins, and I'm a writer and librarian for kids. I spent a spectacular stint as the Children's Book Editor at <a href="http://www.designmom.com/">Design Mom</a> which I loved! You can find my column <a href="http://www.designmom.com/category/childrens-lit/">here</a>.<br /> I'm a K-6 librarian, a former-ish graphic designer, an SCBWI member, and a huge fan of words and pictures.<br /> Represented by <a href="http://www.rpcontent.com/">Rubin Pfeffer of Rubin Pfeffer Content, LLC</a>.

The Task at Hand

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Meg McKinlay

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