Meredith Grant

Meredith Grant
Meredith Grant is an emerging Regional Victorian writer. She has been shortlisted for the Trudy Graham-Julie Lewis Lit. Awards for Prose, runner-up for the FAW Qld. Soapbox Article competition and most recently been awarded runner-up in the Writers Victoria Regional Members Writing Competition. She has also contributed to on-line Journals and had articles and personal memoirs published on-line. She studied Professional Writing and Editing at Ballarat University and has a strong focus on writing non-fiction. Her goal is to become a freelance writer where her contributions will cover her experience and knowledge on topics that sit close to her heart, including Australia's homeless epidemic, teenage depression and Australian adoption matters. She is currently working on her full length memoir she hopes to have published, until then her short memoir works are being submitted to various opportunities and competitions which she hopes will help raise her writing profile.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Building Creative Minds


Imagination! Isn't it a wonderful thing.  If only us adults could harvest our memories and keep our playful imaginations alive as though we were reliving each moment in time all over again, how marvelous would that be.  
Instead we are left questioning 'Did it happen that way, I just can't remember?'
And lets be honest, our imaginations can't compete with that of a child whose innocence and learning of the world around them is always developing.  For us adults, unfortunately the realities of life take place of our imaginations and drive the way we think, speak and act; but for a child their imaginations are bold, thrilling and undiscovered.
If only we knew what we know now, maybe we would have allowed our playful colourful imaginations to make a lasting mark on this world of ours. Well, while we're on the subject of imaginations, let me tell you about my latest discovery - 100 Story Building.  In Melbourne's inner west keen young kids are being given an opportunity of a life time.  Through 100 Story Building project some of the most disadvantaged children who would normally be at risk of lower literacy development are being taught life literacy skills helping towards building self-confidence while also allowing them to gain a sense of belonging.  
In collaboration with some of Australia's best known authors and artists these kids are being shown how to  become our next generation of authors and journalists.  And for us adults, we can also benefit from this wonderful enterprise by participating as volunteers or booking into one of the many workshops offered to help our own writing endeavors.  If it sounds interesting visit www.100storybuilding.org.au, there just might be something there for you.

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