Profiles

Trudie Trewin is a Far North Qld author of children’s books. She writes everything from picture books to mid-grade fiction. Her first picture book I’ve Lost My Kisses became internationally successful. Her other book titles include Camp Croc, Camp Crazy, Wibbly Wobbly Street, Calpepper’s Place, Backyard Battles and Stowaway, with another picture book Summer Blue’ [...]
Authors Note – Patricia Barden Illustrator – Karen Gibson I’m the Boss of my Body is an innovative children’s book, designed to help young children develop an awareness of their rights to bodily privacy – and what they can do if they feel that someone is not respecting those rights. With its lively text and [...]
From his home in Cairns, Meeks now creates works of art that speak to us of cross cultural interaction, relationships, gender, traditional and modern spirituality and his environment. His extensive accomplishments achieved in study, residencies, commissions, community arts, and public art, certainly attribute to an outstanding career to date, which will only continue to grow [...]
Claine Keily is a poet and visual artist. She has been published in Standards Multicultural Journal (Colorado University), Sotto (Australian Poetry), The Moon is Swimming Naked (China) Notes for the Translators (China), Solstice Initiative (Ireland), Cuttings (Sydney), Poetry E Train, Project 365+1 and in the Rochford Street Review. Claine Keily’s limited edition artist books form [...]
A regular contributor of verse to the CSIRO children's science magazine Double Helix, and Australian Children’s Poetry, Celia Berrell artfully combines accurate science with rhyme. Science Rhymes are shared around the world, through school textbooks (Australia, Canada, Ireland, India & Malaysia), the Science Rhymes website (www.sciencerhymes.com.au) and via “The Science Rhymes Book – Second Edition” [...]
Midaviau – hailing from a family of poets and verse writers, became a member of the Tasmanian Writers Union at sixteen. Published sporadically in magazines in the 1980s and 1990s. Street Poet and Performance Poet in BrizVegas from 1989 to 1991, won the under 25 Mattara poetry prize in 1989, performed for the Warana Festival [...]
Brenton Clutterbuck is a writer and educator. He has been involved with poetry for nearly a decade, and enjoys putting the 'performance' in 'performance poetry.' He is also the author of the non-fiction epic 'Chasing Eris' and 'Spambot Lovesong'; a collection of poems. SESSIONS FINALE: POETRYDynamic spoken word and performance poetry from Simon Kindt, Helen [...]
Susan Hawthorne is a poet, novelist and political commentator. Her books include Cow (2011) Shortlisted for the Kenneth Slessor Poetry Prize in the NSW Literary Awards and a Finalist for the Audre Lorde Lesbian Poetry Prize (USA). Earth's Breath (2009) was Shortlisted for the Judith Wright Poetry Prize. Other poetry titles include Bird and other [...]
Brendan Mounter is a Features Reporter for ABC Far North and files stories across all the national broadcaster’s platforms including online, television and radio from this diverse and unique region. As a photojournalist and filmmaker, he believes pictures are an integral key to powerful storytelling. Brendan was formerly an ABC Open producer, in both far [...]