It's time to celebrate another hugely successful year for StoryBoard, our travelling creative writing program for young people. Read on for a taste of how StoryBoard engaged young minds throughout the Northern Rivers' in 2019.
Sophie Cunningham's latest offering, 'City of Trees: Essays on Life, Death and the Need for a Forest', explores universal themes of dying and grief and our love and need for trees. The essays ruminate on a question that may be relevant for many of us: what does it mean to admire the beauty of nature in the face of climate catastrophe? Interview by Katinka Smit.
Yoga and writing: Two separate disciplines that have been in practice for millennia. Ahead of her December workshop 'Lessons from Yoga for Writers', Inez Baranay speaks about her experiences with each practice, how they have each influenced her over the years and why understanding the relationship between the two is beneficial. Interview by Carolyn Anderson.
Byron Writers Festival (2-4 Aug), Australia’s largest regional literary festival wrapped its 23rd year with record ticket sales and Indigenous authors dominating the best selling books at the Festival.
The 2019 Byron Writers Festival Susie Warrick Young Writers Award attracted 61 entries across two youth categories: years 7-9 & 10-12. Congratulations to Niamh Montgomery and Gabrielle Hill-Smith, and to all the young writers who dared to share their stories. Read the two winning stories here.