All posts by: Dr. Helen Sheil

About Dr. Helen Sheil

Helen Sheil is Director of the Centre for Rural Communities.

October 4, 2019

Connections?

Stories of influence @ Lake Tyers Beach Hall October 18th – 20th, 2019 Offers seemingly diverse stories from writers, storytellers and artists. Come along and find your own connections with these stories that fill in gaps in our public knowing. Cal Flyn – talks to us via zoom from her home in Orkney sharing her […]

Stories of Influence 2019
July 20, 2019

Stories of the lake in Scottish Poetry Library collection

Stories of influence @ Lake Tyers Beach is now one of Melbourne City of Literature’s regional presenters.  David Ryding the manager generously provided introductions to literary events in Edinburgh also a City of Literature.   Visited Scottish Poetry Library in Edinburgh today to contribute our collection of poems and stories of Lake Tyers  www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk and […]

Stories of Influence 2019
July 13, 2019

Still Life

Doug Esler (September 2017)   Still life still life no breeze to stir the morning air no rustling of the stately trees still life still life no ripples on the patient lake no sound of birds upon the wing still life still life harbours first peoples’ ancient stories locked away in a timeless vault still […]

Poems
July 13, 2019

Maise Byrne – 1930s’ poem

There are folk who travel eastwards And folk who travel west Just to roam afar from home Is what they like the best Some of them are weary And some of them are sad Away they go to hide their woe And make their sad hearts glad.   Oh restless roving lonely folk Away in [...]
Poems
July 13, 2019

Canberra keeping place

Andrew Spiker (2017)   …fragments of a whole culture signalling to us from a strip of magnetised tape audible language of a dreamtime Gunaikurnai song…   In the compactus of the institute collection such items sleep in their protective shells. Sometimes, after nightfall, in the vault, I imagined fleeting shapes just out of sight.   […]

Poems