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June will be presenting her ‘unique story’ in a panel for the Sandcliffe Writers Festival.
April 29th 9am-10.30 Bracken Ridge Library
The panel is Unique Journeys:
Join authors June Perkins, Duncan Richardson and Michael Aird’ as they talk about their inspiration and ideas and what compels them on their creative journey, where they are today, and where they hope to be in the future.’
For more information about the festival (lots of other great events, all free except for the literary dinner with Matthew Condon) contact Adele Moy, email@example.com
The festival also has a facebook page.
There will also be a poetry writing workshop with Angela Peita, on the same day at 1.30-3.30 pm. For bookings contact the Bracken Ridge Library, 32691102
Some of the presenters at the Sandcliffe Festival
June Perkins, Lauren Daniels, Leisa Raven, Michael Aird, Jacqueline Henry
Queensland Writers Centre, recently featured June in their Queensland Writer’s Life series. June says,’It is a great honour to be included amongst some great Queensland Writers, such as Jackie French! Nick Earls and more!’
Helene is doing fantastically. You can find her six picture books, that’s right six picture books, listed in her biography for this site. We welcome her to recently becoming an Australian citizen with her whole family! How lucky is Australia!
Helene loves all the books she is involved with creating and is an absolute inspiration. The Velveteen Rabbit has just been translated into Chinese!
Some fantastic news is that Helene and June have some workshops coming up at libraries in Brisbane in the June holidays. We hope to create more fans for poetry and art in combination for children’s books! We will be collaborating on these workshops and we’re so happy that we get to work together again! We’d love to see more artistic poetry books in the world.
Suppliers and Bookshops
We hope to very soon announce school/tafe, childcare suppliers and more book stores OUTSIDE of Brisbane stocking Magic Fish Dreaming! (maybe Tasmania!) We are working super hard to ensure the book makes it into more libraries! Please send us your very positive energy as we embark on broadening the reach of Magic Fish Dreaming and start field tripping.
We are working to connect with any community that loves caring for nature, supporting diversity and poetry and of course Queensland. We think our book is a great tool for encouraging mindfulness and have a psychologist let us know she is using it with her clients. How wonderful!
We will be back when we have more to share! But thank you to everyone who keeps helping us spread the word about the book.
Special thanks to some of the students and staff at the Keystones unit, at QUT, who are taking the news about the book to their children’s schools. That is just so special!
From the Tweet-sphere
The author of the Outlander Series, left this message, after my proud mother-in-law tweeted her about Magic Fish Dreaming. Thanks Helen Perkins for sharing the news about the book and how lovely that Diana Gabaldon replied!
Keep a look out for upcoming book signings!