Dubbo’s Acting Mayor to launch our two anthologies for Dubbo Fringe Festival

Media Release

6 May 2021

In the company of these stargazing storytellers, under a night sky so exuberant and immense, it’s possible to loosen yourself from the world of cities and forebodings and experience again that childhood sense of being an enchanted guest in a majestic and marvelous world.” Peter Bishop, Writers’ Advocate

Dubbo Regional Council’s Acting Mayor, Clr Stephen Lawrence, will launch two new anthologies of works by Inland writers in Dubbo’s Studio 138* at 2pm on Saturday afternoon, 8 May 2021, as part of the Dubbo Fringe Festival.

The publications, Dark Sky Dreamings: an Inland Skywriters Anthology and Outer Space, Inner Minds, showcase poetry and prose about how we humans respond creatively to the mysteries of the Cosmos and the challenges of astronomy and Space exploration. Ten authors from Dubbo and beyond will read from their works and sign books at the launch.

This free event will be co-hosted by Dubbo’s Outback Writers Centre, Big Skies Collaboration’s Skywriters Project, and the books’ publisher, Interactive Publications P/L.  Dubbo author and President of the Outback Writers Centre Val Clark, Forbes-based author editor of Dark Sky Dreamings Dr Merrill Findlay, and the editor/publisher of Outer Space, Inner Minds, Dr David Reiter from Brisbane, will also speak.

While Dark Sky Dreamings is published in hardcopy and digitally, Outer Space, Inner Minds is an interactive digital-only work, with links to sites featuring spirited interviews with celebrity scientists like Brian Cox and Neil deGrasse Tyson, and an inspiring introduction by Australian astrophysicist Dr Brad Tucker from ANU. Editor and publisher David Reiter will discuss this unique publication and current trends in digital composing and publishing at the launch.

For more Information, please see bigskiescollaboration.wordpress.com, or contact the event’s hosts.

Val Clark: Outback Writers Centre, 0414268037

Merrill Findlay, Skywriters Project, Big Skies Collaboration: 0404057162

David Reiter, Interactive Publications P/L: 0412313923

* Studio 138 is behind 138 Macquarie Street, Dubbo.

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