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Literary Grant Success

After a tense wait, I recently received the exciting news that I was successful in a literary grant to complete another book!

The grant is from the Arts South Australia’s Richard Llewellyn Deaf and Disability Arts Program, a program that supports projects and initiatives by South Australian artists with a disability. It is my second successful grant in this program, voted by peer assessors of Arts South Australia.

I have many new thoughts and ideas bubbling away for my next poetry collection, and I’m looking forward to spending the coming months writing these works.

“I am not upset when I write and make art, I feel unbroken” were words that I once wrote in a poem titled “Unbroken”. It offers a small insight into how important this opportunity is to me.

I would like to thank the South Australian Government and Arts South Australia for supporting diversity in art, allowing me the opportunity to not only do what I love, but publish that work for the wider community to access.

I would also like to thank Sharon Kernot, my poetry mentor and teacher, and Janelle Sampson, my speech pathologist, both for helping me bring my words from thought to paper. And as always, to my family for their ongoing love and support.

My previous publications have included Snapshot, Poetic Moments and My Gold Journey. If you would like to find out more about purchasing one of my books, please click here.

Ollie 🐺

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