Mannum writer Colleen Moyne's first solo poetry collection nominated for Anne Elder Award

AWESOME AUTHOR: Mannum author Colleen Moyne is having great success with her work, especially her first solo poetry collection, 'Time Like Coins'. Photo: Martin Christmas.

AWESOME AUTHOR: Mannum author Colleen Moyne is having great success with her work, especially her first solo poetry collection, 'Time Like Coins'. Photo: Martin Christmas.

Mannum woman Colleen Moyne's solo poetry collection, Time Like Coins, has been nominated for the Anne Elder Award.

The annual award is presented for the best first book of poetry published in Australia, with a current first prize of $1000.

The author has had poems and stories published in about 20 different collections all over the world.

Time Like Coins was published in December 2018 and is available for purchase from Colleen or online.

"The words hum with vibrant life, as Colleen looks at the 'ordinary' things in life and makes them extraordinary with her gentle, nuanced observations, where frost becomes toffee, and dew drops become thousands of miniature rainbows," a review by Carolyn Cordon read.

She has won awards for her writing, including the Mindshare 'Open Your Mind' Rural award and the Adelaide Plains Poets Ekphrastic Writing Challenge, and was second placed in the Ken Vincent Poetry Award.

An audio book project which was part of the Adelaide Fringe included her work, and it has also been in the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival, plus as a radio play for the Tales to Terrify podcast.

Ms Moyne has established writing groups at Mannum, Murray Bridge, Gawler, and Mount Pleasant, and also shares her knowledge through teaching courses and workshops which cover all aspects of creative writing.

She also makes regular contributions to the Mannum Mag on behalf of the Mannum Writers Group and Creative Communities group.

Ms Moyne is available for guest speaking and 'meet the author' events.

For more information about her work, visit www.colleenmoyne.com or call her on 0400 286 083.

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