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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Time to set the Pigeons free

The year is winding down and what better way to finish than setting a new book free. Last Monday night we saw the release of 'Pigeons: Stories in the Post Volume II.' This is the result of a 6 month mentorship by post between a number of Australian authors and comic strip creators and a class of children from Footscray City Primary School to create short stories and comics. Hurrah! Here it is in print, and a rather delectable little book it is!
I worked with a young lad called Bill, who could barely keep the lid on his imagination throughout the project. The result was his lovingly rendered comic strip story 'The Six Days of Kookooness.' There are two other comics in the anthology, mentored by Bernard Caleo and Jen Breach.

So what's all this about Pigeons? 'Pigeons' is the energy of two passionate individuals, Jenna Williams and Lachlan Carter who generate community based projects to promote literacy and the sheer love of books and writing in young people. After doing an internship with the genius organisation 826 Valencia, founded by Dave Eggers in San Francisco, they have returned to Australia to create similar magic. Visit their website HERE.

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