Harry Laing

Harry LaingHarry Laing is a writer and comic performer. His most recent collection of poetry, Backbone, came out in 2010. He has written and performed 8 solo shows and his staged radio show Under Braidwood was a local success last year. Harry’s collection of poems for 8-12 yr olds, Shoctopus, is due out shortly. Together with his wife Nicola Bowery he runs PoetryAlive weekends at Geebung, their property near Braidwood.

Susan Mackenzie

Sue MackenzieSusan Mackenzie,Dip.A.Ed (VA); M.App Sci (Social Ecology); PhD (Social Ecology), has diverse skills and a range of careers behind her, including Art teacher, Education Dept consultant, time in the Public Service and a wide range of experience conducting community workshops, facilitations and courses. Sue was organiser and convenor of an international NGO conference. Through it all she has continued to write poetry and maintained a love of poetry and stories, only recently putting work out for publication, the latest being in the Tanka anthology Ragged Edges. Sue presently runs a U3A course called ‘What’s in a Story?’, about the pervasive influence of telling our stories and listening to others’ stories