Tom Carment’s “Womerah Lane”

  I used the excuse of a recent significant birthday to treat myself to the just- released memoir by Tom Carment, Womerah Lane: lives and landscapes.   I think of Carment’s paintings as honest and faithful – both to his subject and to his...

The creative

  Choose your own path, 2018 mixed media on A5 paper   It took a long time before I realised that one must answer the call to create. Not just when I felt like it. Not just when I felt inspired or had time. There is a respect that must be paid to...

Facing the mountain at Sydney Writers’ Festival

I spent some time this week up at the Sydney Writers’ Festival, along with thousands of others. This fortnight of activity is hugely popular now, and with good reason. There are many speakers from overseas as well as plenty of home-grown talent. There was a huge...

A generous speaker inspires us to carry on.

I had a wonderful experience last week. My poem was given a Commendation by none other than Mark Tredinnick, who was judging on behalf of the Society of Women Writers NSW. Tredinnick is a bright star in the firmament of Australian Poetry. This, then would be...