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.

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”

7 days and counting down

A picture of a butterfly represents the moments captured by writers. The Minds Shine Bright writing competition closes in seven days so focus, finish and send your entries in.

Exploring confidence

As we start to explore the theme of confidence it doesn’t matter what we look like, how old we are or where we live. The focus is on the written words. The way we feel drives much decision making in society. We don’t always apply logic and science when we consider the choices we willContinue reading “Exploring confidence”