Tag Archives: Writing

The Importance of Community for Young Regional Writers

Written by Isidora Pandilovska Edited by Libby Parker Community and mentorship shapes writers, and Writing Place provided the community I desperately needed. I started my writing career in early 2019 by co-writing a play with my friend Charlotte Smith for the Year 10 cohort at my high school. This would not have been possible without […]

Deadlines and Discoveries

Written by Lisa Semmler Edited by Libby Parker * Before (July 2019) – I am not a writer. I am just someone who likes to write. “Real” writers write all day, every day, with endless cups of coffee (or something stronger) in rooms filled with beautifully bound books, and with brilliant minds filled with clear, […]

How I Found A Sense Of Community At Writing Place 2019

Written by Jordan Clayden-Lewis Edited by Libby Parker Home. Crossroads and dusty boots. A seal under the surface. Me As writers, we tend to etch from emotion – from fragments of experiences we’ve had, seen, or even dreamed. There’s a symbol behind every sentence. A voice behind every character; all these stories in your head […]

On Writing Place

Done. We made it to the finish line. We brought together fourteen emerging regional playwrights from across regional Australia with mentors Emily Steel, Mary Anne Butler and Caleb Lewis for nine days. We laughed, cried, ate, learned, dreamed, connected, created, wrote. Here is a little snapshot of what Writing Place looked like and what it […]

One artist’s alchemy

By Fleur Peters Cath Cantlon’s life as an artist spanned three decades of practice, enhanced by a lifetime’s work in theatre and cultural development. Beginning her journey in the 1970s as a milliner/costumer with the Australian Ballet and SA Film Corp, she ventured into other aspects of theatre, particularly set design. Increasingly Cantlon became involved […]

Getting off the Ground: Regional National Studio

Back in April 2018 (!) I sent this message to Fraser Corfield, the Artistic Director of Australian Theatre for Young People: Fraser sent back a detailed reply, opening with: “Great to hear from you! Congrats on the new job, sounds like a fabulous position. So the short answer with this is yes, always keen to […]

A Manifold Poem

  In our last ‘The Dirt’ blog for Manifold Portrait I introduced Caroline Reid – go read that blog here- and Caroline has now put up some of her thoughts over on her blog, including a lovely poetry response ‘Into Spring’.   Here’s an excerpt:   The falling dirt is gentle,  a soft sound None […]

Welcoming The Words In

Another of the artists I’ve invited into conversation with Manifold Portrait recently joined Jess and I in our ongoing discovery here.   Writer and excellent human, Caroline Reid joined us in the park last week and yesterday. Caroline currently calls Adelaide home and so she and I have shared the car journeys from Adelaide to […]