Writers On Rafts – The Auction Opens

Writers On Rafts is a new project aiming to raise $10,000 to support QLD during the long rebuilding process. It’s an impressive auction with some superb prizes, and bids or tickets are but $5.  Basically you bid on several categories of prizes, all of which involve either an author’s time and expertise, through mentoring/work-shopping/visits or their books – through book packs or having a character named after you in their next books.

I’m available, alongside many others who dwarf me with their skill and accomplishment, so have a look, it’s a great idea and
certainly a worthwhile cause.

More info here: Writers On Rafts

 

Ocean Hearted Flood Relief Project

Things are so far beyond tough in Queensland (Australia) at the moment, with widespread devastation due to flooding. I wanted to alert your attention to something Queensland poet Graham Nunn is doing at his site, the Ocean Hearted Flood Relief Project.

Basically, Graham is donating his book sales and and matching each sale with a personal donation. It’s one of the best collections of Australian poetry around too, so have a look at the link above and see if you can help.