Lorraine will be in Queensland as a fellow of the May Gibbs Children’s Literature Trust for 5 weeks from mid May. During the afternoon of Sunday June 12 she will be talk about her recent writing experiences at an afternoon tea at the Mitchelton library.
Lorraine was once a headmaster of a little rural school, a dairy farmer, has raised six children, taught adult literacy as well as ESL, loves to garden, sew, craft, walk her little dog, read and LOVES to write poetry as well as prose.
Lorraine Marwood has published four poetry collections with Walker books and two verse novels. She has two Aussie Nibbles with Penguin Books and has several educational books published. She loves both writing and designing strategies to teach and encourage others to write poetry. Her latest book is Celebrating Australia, a year in poetry. Her verse novel Star Jumps won the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for children’s literature in 2010.