Arts and Letters Report, July 2018

By Jennifer Ann Davies NCWQ Arts and Letters Adviser   The past, it is said, is a wise song, and its music should always be playing! Geraldine BROOKS,one of Australia’s grand researchers and writers, allows us to ‘hear’ the wise song! ‘PEOPLE OF THE BOOK’ Fourth Estate, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers Australia Pty […]

NCWQ Arts and Letters Report June 2018

By Jennifer Ann Davies NCWQ Arts and Letters Adviser Literature Short stories! I was asked the other day what had happened to ‘the short story’? Whilst some of our Queensland and Australian writing competitions promote the short story, many seem to disappear after brief exposure. Once upon a time short stories were published in magazines, […]

Arts and Letters Report, May 2018

By Jennifer Ann Davies NCWQ Arts and Letters Adviser In our chaotic world, it is infinitely sensible and peaceful to see and know the beauty, simplicity and joy of the uncomplicated.  Thusly, readers can enjoy the wise and immeasurably enchanting tale written by Lyons born Antoine de Saint Expuery, and possibly review what IS important. […]

Arts and Letters Report, April 2018

By Jennifer Ann Davies NCWQ Arts and Letters Adviser History opens up like a landscape for us to see through forgotten windows. Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, France Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, welcomes visitors to what was once his palace constructed around 1450, in the capital of his duchy. Renovations on fifteen of […]

March 2018 Arts and Letters Report

By Jennifer Ann Davies NCWQ Arts and Letters Adviser Email from an astronaut… …I do love it up here.  How I wish you could see this view! When I look down at the earth and see how incredibly beautiful she is, I want to shake some sense into everyone living down there.  If only they […]