My latest project has been to design five a5 poetry postcards featuring my photographs and words. The plan is to sell these at poetry readings, markets, festivals, Magic Fish Dreaming book signings and workshops as I work towards my next books. I’ll read them at open readings when they are on as well. You’ll see these for the first time at the Mt Alford Artisan’s Market if you can make it to that.
CHANDLER, AZ (November, 2017) – The judges of the 2017 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards contest, which recognizes excellence in all genres of literature have spoken, and Magic Fish Dreaming by June Perkins, and illustrated by Helene Magisson, won 2nd place in the Children’s Poetry, Environment, Book Trailer and tied for second in Children’s Picture Books for Children 6 years and over as well as a special mention in the Cultural Diversity category.
“Winning any place in the Royal Dragonfly Contest is a huge honor because in order to maintain the integrity of the Dragonfly Book Awards, a minimum score is required before a First or Second Place or Honorable Mention will be awarded to the entrant – even if it is the sole entry in a category,” explains Linda F. Radke, president of the Dragonfly Book Awards program. “Competition is steep, too, because there is no publication date limit as long as the book is still in print.”
Magic Fish Dreaming is a poetic celebration and exploration of nature, people and imagination in Far North Queensland. Encourages children and families everywhere to hunt for their own nature-based or urban poems. It retails for $17.95 plus postage, and can be purchased within Australia and International Distribution is currently in process.
For a complete list of winners including all first and second place and honorable mention recipients, visit www.DragonflyBookAwards.com and click on “Winners.”
ANNOUNCING TWO UPCOMING EVENTS
- MOUNT ALFORD ARTISANS MARKET DECEMBER 2nd June Perkins, author of Magic Fish Dreaming will be at the Mount Alford Artisans Summer Market selling and signing books and poetry post cards of new poems.
- BIG B BOOKS CHRISTMAS AUTHORS EVENT DECEMBER 3rd June Perkins will be alongside some other fabulous Queensland Writers, at Big B Books, Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, on December 3rd.
Online sales portals are on their way to make it easier to order this book from anywhere in Australia.
In January Helene Magisson and June Perkins will be conducting some more library workshops, more on this soon!
If you live in FNQ and are looking for a special Christmas present this year the book is now available in more places in Far North Queensland thanks to the Local Authors Network
Gift Shop Botanical Gardens – Cairns
Cairns Crystal Ball Bookshop
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#8WordStories hmm #8WordPoems
I’ve been having some fun creating 8 Word Stories. You can too. For more details head HERE
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Art Work Pictured Left to Right – World is Mirage, Divine Bird, and River of Everlasting Life.
After two weeks of exhibitions of the team of Illumine in Ashgrove Brisbane, and Ashmore, Gold Coast, creatives from the project took our art works to our local communities.
This image is of three of June Perkins photographs with accompanying poems at a celebration held the University of Queensland.
The photographs sparked many conversations, with the major response being they possessed tranquility and beauty. ‘The River of Everlasting Life’ photograph especially evoked a strong response from attendees. After looking at the art many attendees chose to read the poetry collection, The Dreamers. They also approached the artist to share stories of photographers in their families and their responses to the various photographs.
This dynamic event featured a showing of the film Light of the World, Devotional Readings, Audio visuals, a harpist, and an…
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Feedback on recent Poetry Workshop. Thanks so much Maria.
June Perkins, author, poet, blogger, photographer and videographer, workshopped with attendees to create poetry in response to art and photography. Her latest workshop, Writing Poetry in Response to Art, showed how visual art could inspire poetry. Aspiring and emerging writers and poets were given an insight into thinking differently about writing poetry. This event was part of the mini Illumine Festival on 6-8th October, 2017 at Magda Community Artz, Brisbane.
This was a thought-provoking workshop which allowed one the freedom to write without boundaries. The creation of poetry or pieces of writing from a photograph/visual art piece was liberating. It allowed words to tumble onto the page from what was observed, sensed and heard within. It motivated one to write unhindered. To explore poetry with a new insight and confidence was decluttering and a freeing experience. This form of Art Therapy would fit well into Health and Well-being workshops…
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