Skywriting pre-prints

Although the Skywriters Project will be publishing an edited anthology in 2019 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of humanity’s first moon landing, some of our authors are keen to share their skystories online as ‘preprints’ well before that date. So this page is for them.

Please note that only the work of registered Skywriters will be published on these pages. Authors retain copyright of their skystories, of course, and are responsible for editing their own work before submitting it for possible online publication. Please contact Merrill for more information.

Skywriter Sarah Mackean, Parkes, NSW.Sic Itur Ad Astra (Thus One Goes To The Stars)
a skypoem by Sarah MacKean >>

Sarah writes, paints and takes photographs. For many years she was a family law barrister living in Cornwall, UK. She now lives in Parkes, NSW, Australia, with her husband, teenage son and well-travelled cat. You can visit her new web site here >>

NevilleJenningsStar-gazing at Bogan Gate in the 1960s
a skymemoir by Neville Jennings >>

Neville is a retired educator living in Murwillumbah, northern NSW. He began his career as a primary teacher at Bogan Gate Public School, in the Shire of Parkes, in 1961 and later moved to Merriwa Central School. In the 1970s and 1980s, he taught Geography and other Social Science subjects at secondary schools in NSW, Victoria and Canada. From 1990 till 2008 he was actively involved in teacher training and teachers’ professional development through Southern Cross University. He currently volunteers as a Primary Ethics teacher at Chillingham Public School. Neville’s skystory is about his time at Bogan Gate when the Parkes Telescope was opened.

MarthaGelin@017_byBenGelin_DetailMy List
a short skystory by Martha Morrison Gelin >>

Martha was born in Tennesee, USA, eighty years ago. She has lived in many different places since then and now calls Bathurst home. Martha worked professionally in the fields of human services, academia and private counselling practice, and has written extensively on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), meditation, research evaluation and sexuality, including two books for parents about talking with their children about sexuality. Now in ‘retirement’, she wants to write more creatively about some of her many other interests – including supernovae!

Page created by Merrill Findlay, 27 September 2017. Last updated 19 October 2017.