Finding confidence in the arts in 2022

Panel discussion, ‘Finding Confidence in the Arts in 2022’ Amanda Scotney in conversation with Jennifer Harrison, Naomi Lisner, Gayelene Carbis and Monique Nair.

Celebrating writers and poets

Running a fiction writing competition has really exceeded my expectations. My life has been vastly enriched by embracing the arts and publishing books. There are tremendous levels of talent out there, so many stories, scripts and poems yet to be discovered. I’m looking forward to opening Minds Shine Bright writing competition CONFIDENCE 2023 on theContinue reading “Celebrating writers and poets”

Minds Shine Bright writing competition Confidence 2022 Awards

This post announces the winning and commended entries for the Minds Shine Bright writing competition Confidence 2022.

Thank you

Thank you to everyone who entered the Minds Shine Bright writing competition. Your entries were a joy to read. Some made us laugh and some made us cry. There was a great diversity of thinking around the theme of confidence and we look forward to exploring this theme further over time. By the end ofContinue reading “Thank you”

Taking shape

Something is brewing . . . not my morning coffee, delectable as its aroma may be . . . something big. The judging is progressing and a long list will be finalized soon. We will write to each of you in May to let you know whether your entry has made it to the nextContinue reading “Taking shape”

Behind the scenes

The 28th February deadline for the Minds Shine Bright writing competition is fast approaching. A ding on my phone indicates a new entry has arrived. A pile of folders sits on the table behind the Monstera, filled with stories, flash fiction, poems and scripts.  Each entry is labelled with its own code, with names removedContinue reading “Behind the scenes”