WATER RAT WINS JOURNALISM AWARDS!

WATER-RAT WINS JOURNALISM AWARD!

Kurilpa Poet, Paul Dobbyn takes the Mic

Kurilpa Poet, Paul Dobbyn takes the Mic

Gad, we Water Rats are a multi talented lot! When we’re not writing Timeless Verse

we’re off making our mark in other fields of creativity.

Or at least such is the case with esteemed Kurilpa Poets Elder, Mr Paul Dobbyn.

For when he’s not writing poems or battling Super-Villains, Paul is a mild-mannered reporter for “The Catholic Leader“.

His journalistic skills were recognised recently at the 2014 Australian Catholic Press Association awards in Canberra, when he won the prize for Best News-Story of the Year.

Capping this success, another of his reports won the Australian Religious Press Association award for Best News Story of 2014!

We at the Kurilpa Poets Desk salute Paul’s achievement! Well earned, Mate, we’re all proud of you.

To read Pauls’ award winning stories yourself, just click on the links below.

Link to #1 story is – http://catholicleader.com.au/news/icon-for-angus.

#2 story is  –http://catholicleader.com.au/news/mother-and-son-reunited-on-the-eve-of-ordination_85512.

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KURILPA POETS GO BACK TO SCHOOL

THE KURILPA POETS GO BACK TO SCHOOL!

Some of the Kurilpa Poets recently journeyed North and made an appearance at that fine instituition, St Columbans High School.  Fronting up to the Mic that day and opening young minds were Theresa Creed, Rachael Dean, Bill Henderson, Ivan Radix, Paul Dobbyn and the Reverend Hellfire. Our lively performances and stirring words were well recieved and afterwards some of us sat in on a couple of the classes to chat about our Art. We were served a great morning tea as well! A memorable day for sure! Much thanks to the school and students!

Ivan scurries for cover as Racahel unleashes her word horde

Ivan scurries for cover as Racahel unleashes her word horde

A large stick is useful when teaching poetry

A large stick is useful when teaching poetry

poets in waiting

poets in waiting

Rachael D eyes the crowd

Rachael D eyes the crowd

"Who said that!"

“Who said that!”

poets in waiting 2

poets in waiting 2

The Reverend Rests

The Reverend Rests

The Reverend Hellfire; a vessel for ghosts

The Reverend Hellfire; a vessel for ghosts

Get your foot off that chair young man!

Get your foot off that chair young man!

The Reverend in motion

The Reverend in motion

An uincharacteristically patriotic Reverend

An uincharacteristically patriotic Reverend

Standing tall-Theresa Creed

Standing tall-Theresa Creed

St C Theresa & Bill

Theresa speaks

Theresa speaks

Theresa Creed; Pitta pitta & Kalkadoon elder

Theresa Creed; Pitta pitta & Kalkadoon elder

Mr Paul Dobbyn

Mr Paul Dobbyn

poetry in class? what next!

poetry in class? what next!

Ivan spreads the word

Ivan spreads the word

Bill declaims

Bill declaims

Mr Ivan Radix stalks the stage

Mr Ivan Radix stalks the stage

Ivan's filing system is a work in progress

Ivan’s filing system is a work in progress

Through a lens darkly..

Through a lens darkly..

Paul takes us to Mt Warning

Paul takes us to Mt Warning

You can check out the Reverend Hellfire’s thoughts on his performance at

http://reverendhellfire.wordpress.com/2013/08/18/a-vessel-for-ghosts/

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