About Your Mark

I recently read Amy King’s Ancient Sunlight (brought to me by Poem-a-Day) and I have been thinking about her words as well as her motivation for writing the poem: ‘Ancient Sunlight’ is a consideration of the ways in which we attempt to preserve aspects of ourselves via identity, via material existence (hence the physics aspect) […]

Writing Walkabout

Australian Aborigines embark on a Walkabout that is a spiritual journey and/or rite of passage – a journey of self-discovery and transformation. In the National Writing Project we treat the walkabout in much the same way. Writing walkabouts are a regular part of our events in an effort to free our inner writer. The walkabout makes a wonderful […]

Fresh Earth

Study this picture and then write about whatever comes to mind. When I encountered this newly plowed field this morning I was struck by all the possible responses evoked by the sight. What potential do you see here? Now look at this close up. Study the tractor’s tire tracks…the overturned earth…the chopped sections of grass. […]