‘Library for All’ Accessible New App

Some of BookLinks’ members participated in the ‘Library for All’ (LFA) workshops which creates stories for children in developing countries. Stories are age appropriate and culturally diverse, and made accessible via their new ‘groundbreaking’ LFA app. LFA Senior Research Librarian, Dr Lara Cain Gray, said with 617 million children not reaching minimum proficiency levels in…

Writing Centre – A Tropical Paradise

The Gondor Writer Centre is a workshop space where national and international authors share their knowledge with writers. In searching for places to improve my writing skills, I discovered Elaine Ouston and Ron Day offered numerous workshops. So far, I’ve enjoyed courses with author and publisher, Aleesah Darlison  (Picture Book Writing) of Greenleaf Press and Elaine Ouston (Writing Believable Dialogue) of Morris Publishing Australia. These hands-on,…

Successful Succulents – Labour of Love

‘Succulents are a labour of love,’ according to a gardener from Oxley Nursery, Brisbane. ‘You need time and patience to grow them.’ We enjoyed a nursery outing where we were greeted with an extraordinary collection of succulents at its entrance. They may grow at a snail’s pace, but I was dazzled by the unique shapes…