news from the island
As this warm Hobart spring draws to a close, we're taking a moment to reflect on the busy season we've had, and highlight a few exciting things we've got going on at the moment.
The fabulous youth editorial team from Montrose Bay High School, who helped us edit and lay out the Stories of the Brooker Highway book!
stories of the brooker highway – in print!
Many people have asked us if we're going to produce a book featuring the stories and illustrations from our popular Stories of the Brooker Highway exhibition (held at Moonah Arts Centre in August/September). Well, we have some good news: we've made it happen, with the support of a Nyrstar Community Grant!
The Nyrstar Community Grant also allowed us to hold some editing workshops with a team of fantastic young editors from Montrose Bay High School in October/November. This fabulous team planned the layout of the book, wrote a top-notch editorial and back cover blurb AND crafted a media release to promote the book launch. There's nothing like learning by doing!
The book, Stories of the Brooker Highway, will be launched by Chris Gallagher (Tasmanian Writers Centre) at Glenorchy LINC at 1pm on Thursday 7 December. Some of the students involved in the project will also be there to read their work. We would LOVE to see you there!
she'll be apples?
We were excited when Island magazine asked us to write a piece on the power of creative literacy and 'transformative partnerships' for the latest edition of the magazine. It's part of a feature called 'She'll be apples?', in which Tasmanian women share their thoughts on possible futures for our island home.
To find out more, grab a copy of Island 151, which is on sale right now. It's the magazine with the wonderful Heather Rose on the cover!
story island turns one!
In August, we celebrated the Story Island Project's first anniversary as an incorporated association, and held our first Annual General Meeting in September. As if that wasn't enough, in October the board met for a hugely productive strategic planning day, where we set the course for 2018 and beyond.
We'd like to thank our inaugural board for their hard work in helping us get established. A special thanks to Angela Yao and Michael Stratford Hutch, who left the board in early 2017 for adventures interstate. Click here if you'd like to find out more about our 2017–18 board, and you can read our 2016–17 annual report here.
Thanks so much to everyone who has worked with us, supported us and shared their stories with us in 2017. It's been our biggest year yet! We can't wait to see what stories unfold in 2018.