Do we write to be free of our ghosts or to welcome them?

Do we write to be free of our ghosts or to welcome them?

“I am often asked why I write. My stock answer is always the same: I write to better understand myself. But what if the true answer is that I move through life feeling haunted? What if writing is my version of a Ouija or spirit board? Do I tap, tap, tap at my keyboard to discover answers to questions that haunt me? Perhaps.”

More September Events at Kogawa House

More September Events at Kogawa House

More events this September: A Gelato a Day travel anthology launch with editor and travel writer Claudia Laroye; Working with Water: Performance by multimedia artist Johannes Zits; Poets Return, our annual poetry reading by local poets; Worth More Growing: Youth Poets Pay Homage to Trees youth anthology launch; and Exit Wounds poetry launch by Tāriq Malik.

April 10 Open House

April 10 Open House

Please join us for an Open House event on April 10 for free tours of the heritage house, a poetry reading by poet Jude Neale, live music by The Jubilee Singers and Kogawa Ukulele Players, family-friendly craft activities, and tea and cake for everyone!