Writing Exercise

Just slipping in quickly with this short poem, that perhaps tells you what I’ve been doing. Anyone else familiar with this … situation? #amwriting #amediting #ameating #amexercising A photo posted by Kat (@kat.apel) on Nov 24, 2016 at 5:45pm PST Insert ‘editing’ for ‘writing’ and you have my day in a nutshell. Copy edits have […]

Storybird Snippets

It’s been a while since I stretched my wings on Storybird, but over the weekend I hatched a couple of poems, and as always had fun with the format – so thought I’d share two with you. I saw carrots in this art by Bitskoff, and thought of my son, who would easily eats 1kg of […]

Poetry Olympics – Join In!

Who knew that poetry used to be an Olympic sport? From 1912-1948, Olympians competed in The Arts, which included architecture, sculpture, painting, music and … literature. Medals were awarded for works inspired by sport. In fact, founder of the Modern Olympic, Baron Pierre de Coubertin is a previous gold medal winner, with his poem, ‘Ode […]

Poetry Guinea Pigs

This week I have been in Gladstone, Calliope and Tannum Sands, for the biennial Curtis Coast Literary Carnivale. There will be more posts to come about this, but for Poetry Friday, I share poems and pics from my workshop groups, where we were writing… POETRY! (Of course! :P) This group snuck in so quietly I […]

Bossy Words

This year I’ve been back on class. And the planning, marking and soon-to-come reporting, has been a concern. I can’t seem to write creatively, with such big thinks hanging over my head. On Monday, I finished the official planning documentation. I then threw myself into some pressing writing business, and then… I should just let […]

March Madness – Poetry Tournament

After writing a poem a day for January, and a haiku a day for February, it most definitely IS madness to have put my name down for a poetry tournament in March – but silly, smart or otherwise, I’ve done it. And I’m sure it will be fun! You can read more about it at  Ed […]

Queensland Writers Week – My Challenge

The Queensland Writers Centre is celebrating 20 years supporting Queensland writers. To mark the occasion, they are hosting Queensland Writers Week from 11th – 17th October 2010; an open festival championed by individual writers, community groups, schools and organisations.