Introducing JR Poulter – Panelist for Writing Poetry for Kids at the Queensland Poetry Festival
J.R.Poulter Multi-awarded writer /poet with 30+ traditionally published children’s and education books here and overseas, the former senior educator, librarian, book reviewer, once worked in a circus. J.R. workshops/ writes on poetry, prose, performance, and heads Word Wings collaborative, creating beautiful books. As J.R.McRae, she’s a multi-awarded, internationally published poet, fiction/YA writer/artist. Works include novels, Picturebook/YA crossovers, poetry collections, with poetry/prose/art in international anthologies including Colours of Refuge, Mytho, 100 Stories for Queensland, Basics of Life, Quadrant Book of Poetry, 2000-2010, The Spirit of Poe, Guide to Sydney Rivers. J.R. was flagship presenter for QPF 2007 Schools Program.
Queensland Poetry Festival Performing Artist
You can find out more about JR Poulter on Ripple Poetry.
Introducing our chair for the Writing for Children’s Poetry Panel (Brisbane Square Library and Queensland Poetry Festival partnered event), Dr Virginia Lowe.
Dr Virginia Lowe has had poems published in anthologies and is a Melbourne Poets Union prize winner. She has written many papers and chapters on children’s encounters with poetry (in Styles’ Poetry and Childhood), their own poetry ‘writing’, and on nursery rhymes. Her thesis was published as Stories, Pictures and Reality (Routledge, 2007).
Dr Virginia Lowe at the Queensland Poetry Festival
Silver Birch Press
You can find out more about Dr Lowe in the following interview over at Ripple Poetry
Introducing Sally Murphy one of our panelists at the Writing for Children’s Poetry Panel (Brisbane Square Library and Queensland Poetry Festival partnered event)
Sally is a multi-published children’s poet, with three well received verse novels to her name, and a total of 47 publications. Her poems are published regularly in the various School Magazine formats (BlastOff, Count Down etc) as well as in anthologies including Dirt by Sea (edited by Dianne Bates) and One Minute to bedtime (edited by Kenn Nesbitt) She is about to submit a PhD on the subject Belonging in children’s poetry. She is based in Western Australia. Currently finishing a PhD, focusing on children’s poetry – including both the writing of it and where it belongs in the children’s literature landscape.
Sally Murphy at the Queensland Poetry Festival
If you already own one of Sally’s books bring it along to be signed. She will have a limited number for sale and order forms available at the event.
Writing Poetry for Kids
When Saturday, August 26, 2017, 1 – 2pm
Are you thinking of becoming a children’s poet? Are you already a children’s poet looking for a way forward in your journey? What can poetry do for children?
Join poets Sally Murphy, Dr June Perkins and JR Poulter, in-conversation with Dr Virginia Lowe, for this fascinating discussion.
Brisbane Square Library, 266 George Street, Brisbane City
Phone Brisbane Square Library on 07 3403 4166 to reserve your place.
Queensland Poetry Festival & Brisbane Square Library