Press Release: book launch

Skywriters Project
Big Skies Collaboration
T: 61 404057162

28 October, 2019


Skystories anthology to be launched in Tamworth

Dark Sky Dreamings: an Inland Skywriters Anthology, an inspiring book of skystories by 50 diverse Australian writers responding to the big sky and wide landscapes of our ‘Inland Astro-Trail’, will be launched at Artstate Tamworth on October 31 from 8 pm. The anthology is being released by Interactive Publications, Brisbane. Publisher, David Reiter, and some of the 50 authors will attend the launch.

Contributions include memoirs and non-fiction stories about people’s passions for the Inland sky and the cosmic beauty it reveals, as well as short stories and poems that are funny, tragic, inspiring, thought provoking and profound. After reading these works you might never look at the sky in the same way again!

This fringe event at Artstate Tamworth will be the first in a series of launches to be held in regional NSW and major urban centres. It will be held outdoors at Bicentennial Park, Kable Ave, and will include readings by contributors and stargazing through telescopes provided by with Tamworth Regional Astronomy Club (TRAC). (Watch out for TRAC’s blue marquee in the park.)

Brad Tucker, Research Fellow, Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics, ANU says of the book:

This anthology beautifully tells the stories from the perspective of people who live on the land, and their connection to Space in this most important of astronomical areas. 

Tamryn Bennett, Artistic Director, Red Room Poetry said:

The many voices of Dark Sky Dreamings speak to the canopy of stars that web our memories, carbon cells and spirit, reminding us that we share the same wide sky.

Copies of the book can now be ordered online from the IP Store and will be available in hardcopy from selected bookstores in November. E-book editions will also be available from the IP Store and major online distributors.

For further information, or to RSVP to the launch, contact:

Merrill Findlay, or 0404 057 162

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