Last night history was made as the Creative Writing and Communication Program launched its flagship journal: inScribe
The journal is both intellectually and artistically resonant. To hold and view the hard copy is to handle and behold a piece of art. In my opening words to the gathering, I described it as a sacrament of the word. Its subtle, yet powerful, testimony brings about the truth, beauty, dignity, justice and hope that it proclaims. Nick Hawkes, in his recorded video address to the gathering, mentioned the healing properties of its poetic narratives. This a poignant comment from a man living with terminal cancer.
One of my favourite pieces so far is on page 13, the “welcome to country” by Pete Court – a satirical and revealing take on white Australian assumptions and indigenous experience.
You can explore more of the vibe and flavour of inScribe, which includes international as well as local and interstate contributions at there impressive website: https://www.inscribejournal.com/
We are entering an era of growth, success and service to the community around the revitalisation of this academic discipline within our college.
The path ahead is golden.
Dr Phil Daughtry