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Last Shared Reading Circle of 2019

This year has been extraordinary. It was this time last year I started to work towards an incorporated not for profit that brought the...

Featured Poet: Louis Macneice

Louis Macneice's last poem was Thalassa. It was found amongst his possessions after his death in 1963. Macneice, a friend and...

Newsletter 2

Today is Neighbour Day. To assist in celebrate this I attended a Neighbour Day event in Lancefield. I was there promoting Shared...

New Service - One on one bibliotherapy

Bibliotherapy is a term composited from 'biblio' meaning books and therapy meaning a treatment intended to relieve or heal a disorder. ...

International Women's Day (8 March)

Next Friday 8 March 2019 is International Women's Day. This day always reminds me of the time, in the early 1980's when I started to...

New Shared Reading Groups

Last week saw the start of two new Shared Reading Groups in Woodend and Lancefield. Both groups went really well. A good start; we can...

Featured Poem - A Lazy Thought

This time of year can be overwhelming. The combination of end of year, end of school and often moving to another home, jobs, role or...

Featured Poem - Warning by Jenny Joseph

The poem by Jenny Joseph, first published in 1961, is named Warning, but many people know it by its first line; "When I am old I will...

Australian Loneliness Dialogue

Tomorrow I am attending the Australian Loneliness Dialogue. The first conference on loneliness and social isolation in Australia. ...

War Poetry

Poet as Hero by Wilfred Sassoon You've heard me, scornful, harsh, and discontented, Mocking and loathing War: you've asked me why Of my...

Why poetry matters

"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words." Robert Frost Poetry is the way that we open ourselves...