I’m a little late with poetry Friday this week… but here ’tis. A quick-grab how-to on the fabulously fun solage. For those of you who like a joke – or know some kids who do. Thanks to Teacher Dance for hosting this week’s Poetry Friday.
This week’s Poetry Friday post is a snippet from my current WIP, another verse novel for early readers – this one about friendships. On the surface it sounds sweet and light, but as with friendship it’s a balance of the good and bad. I’m sharing this particular snippet because it flows on from last week’s […]
I was asked to speak to a group of parents about what inspires me to write. The talk was being organised to educate pre-school parents of 0-5y0s about the value of reading to young children. Unfortunately given distance and timing, it wasn’t possible to be at the meeting, but I shared a few written thoughts about […]
Today’s post wraps up five days of sci-ku for National Science Week. But it’s not finished yet, because if I’m going to enter a sci-ku (or 3) into the competition, I need to write MORE… because these have all been published. (Since some of these aren’t very scientific in their capture of Light, that’s probably […]
Because I love haiku – and because my boys love Science… and because I like a writing challenge… and because because… I’m writing a sci-ku a day for National Science Week. Day Four is below. Want to try a sci-ku? RiAus is holding a competition for Science Week and there’s a category for Primary, Secondary […]
Better late than never. :) Today’s sci-ku for Science Week. Anyone else trying their hand at a science-base haiku about an element of light?
As a part of National Science Week, I’m writing a sci-ku a day on the theme ‘Making waves – the science of light’. (Read more in yesterday’s post.) Today’s sci-ku is below. Photons… Who knew? (Aside from my son…)
It’s National Science Week in Australia. The Royal Institute of Australia’s Science Channel is running a Sci-Ku competition, closing Sunday, 23 August. Sci-ku is a really cool name for a science-based haiku (Love it!) and entries need to reflect the theme, ‘Making waves – the science of light’. There are three categories: Primary, Secondary & Open […]
Last month I conducted a poetry workshop as a part of my author day at Torquay State School. How delighted I was to discover this post on their school facebook page this week…
The Sunshine Coast was grey and nippy-cool-windy, but the atmosphere was warm and welcoming for Voices on the Coast, organised by Immanuel Lutheran College and co-ordinated by the lovely (super-busy!) Kelly Dunham – with a willing support crew of volunteer adults and students … and family! I was thrilled to be included in the line-up […]