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Lorraine Marwood

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Little Incident Poems Vodcast

The Little Incident Poems vodcast was filmed to encourage teachers and students to write poetry and encourage the entering of the Dorothea Mackellar poetry competition.

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Talking about books!


Recently, my children's book 'Star Jumps' was a notable book in the 2010 Children's Book Council awards.


Contact me if you'd like to know more about writing workshops, especially workshops using the techniques I have created for encouraging children and adults to write. Lorraine Marwood is a poet and an author of children's booksand literary poetry.

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Star Jumps
is now out! Released by Walker Bookson June 1st 2009 and we celebrated with a launch in Adelaide.


Star Jumps
A warm narrative verse-novel about a family’s life on the farm during harsh times.

A poignant verse novel depicting the joys and heartbreaks of a farming family as they struggle to cope with the devastating effects of long term drought. Told through the eyes of Ruby, day to day farm life involves playing in grassy paddocks with siblings, doing jobs and helping out, and witnessing birth, death and sacrifice. The family are devastated when they have to sell off some of their herd, but in the spirit of hope it is Ruby who tries in her own small way to help the family by making miniature bales of hay.

Read a review of Star Jumps:
ABC website

Dee White's blog


E-course for writing poetry

Want to learn more about writing poetry?  I have written an  e-course available through Fast track writing.

I take you through strategies and ideas that will make your poems resonate with detail and power.

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