Tag: Illuminations 19 poems and 1 story
Illuminations – interviews and guest blogs
Illuminations Interview on Baha’i Blog
Shaking Off the Dust
KBR Interview with Ruha and Minaira Fifita
June, Ruha and Minaira chat – Sound Cloud
SCBWI Announcing Illuminations New Work
Queensland Poetry Festival Panacea Poets Reading
Extract in anthology In Your Hands
Celebrating New Books in Troublesome Times Sophie Masson’s blog
Illuminations featured at Panacea Poets
A huge thank you to the Queensland Poetry Festival team for the invitation to be part of Panacea Poets.
In Panacea Poets, Queensland Poetry Festival administers a twice-weekly booster of short readings from wonderful poets via their youtube channel.
QPF will deliver these soothing doses of poets-in-iso indefinitely.
It is such a great honour to be part of a project to apply the bird of poetry to the experience of the Pandemic, and to maybe inspire listeners to draw on their strengths and optimism.
So many esteemed and inspiring poets – Kirli Saunders, Stuart Barnes, Charmaine Papertalk Green to name just a few, do check out the playlist! I’ll share a few of my faves from time to time!
Here is my reading!
‘Tahirih’ in the Music of Delia and the Poetry of June Perkins
I invited the wonderful Delia Olam to the launch of Illuminations, via a video presentation. We have a mutual admiration for the Tahirih a hero of the Baha’i Faith.
Delia Olam is an Adelaide-based Actor, Director, Playwright and Singer-songwriter with Bachelor degrees from Flinders Uni Drama Centre, UNE NSW, and AC Arts with Honors in Directing.
She has worked for over 10 years as a freelance and touring performer, singer-songwriter, director, theatre maker and drama teacher – performing the collected songs of 2 released albums and 3 new theatre/cabaret works and engaging in attendant forums and workshops on the Equality of Women and Men, Creating Theatre from (Baha’i) History, and songwriting from poetry.
Among these shows is “Just Let The Wind Untie My Perfumed Hair…”, a historical drama – which took 2 years to research and develop and which tells the story of Ṭahíríh The Pure, through 5 different characters. It is now in its 5th year of life as a Nationally and Internationally touring solo performance work.
Tahirih inspires Baha’i creatives, and women and men wishing to work for the equality of women and men the world over.
You can read more about the poetry of Tahirih on Baha’i Blog.
As for Delia, you can find out more about her FACEBOOK or her website.
Launching Illuminations 20th June 2020
Illuminations launching in June 2020
“This collection captures the wonder of the act of creation,
the burst of excitement associated with the birth of the new,
and the challenges and sacrifice involved in bringing inspiration to fruition.”
For more information on this book Illuminations
For International orders see the Book Depository
Direct orders available for Australian customers from Author in Australia
Library available from Peter Pal and soon Wheeler’s Books
Library and Schools New Zealand see Wheelers Books New Zealand