Central Queensland University

01/31/2017 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/02/2017 20:10

Literary mag flies free from Bird Cage during CQUni O-Week

Literary mag flies free from Bird Cage during CQUni O-Week

Literary mag flies free from Bird Cage during CQUni O-Week

Published:31 January 2017

CQUniversity's literary magazine, Idiom 23 has been the wind beneath the wings of writers since it was first published in 1987.

Now the latest edition is ready to be launched during a ceremony at the Bird Cage bar on CQUni Rockhampton North campus, from 2.30pm on Friday, 3 March.

All interested people are welcome at the launch, which will be officiated by Education and the Arts Dean, Professor William Blayney. The event will feature music by Steve Butler and a selection of finger foods. Drinks will be available for purchase at the bar.

Literary and Cultural Studies Senior Lecturer, Dr Nicole Anae says Idiom 23 has become a force in regional and national writing.

'Named for the Tropic of Capricorn, Idiom 23 is an annual publication dedicated to encouraging writing in Central Queensland and throughout Australia,' Dr Anae says.

'The magazine has been supported continually by the University, in particular, by the School of Education and the Arts, and the CQUniversity Bookshop.

'The current issue offers a wide variety of forms and diverse topical themes. From poetry (Flo Bridger, Mark Tucker, and Martin Jon Porter), fiction (Tom Andrews, Curtis Clarke, Tom Andrews, Julie Davies, Lynette Pope, Susan Bissett, and Jane Downing), and creative non-fiction (Kaye Clark and Linda Nebesky), to creative pieces by current CQUni students (undergraduates, Moliata Hooper and Donald Richardson), and submissions from interstate writers (Ross Jackson and Lesley Porter), and internationally (Jack Aylward).'