Future stars

The Skywriters Project has begun

 At the launch at Narrabri Library on Monday, March 27 were, standing, organiser Merrill Findlay of Forbes, Narrabri Shire tourism manager Penny Jobling and Narrabri Shire library manager Jenny Campbell, sitting, Max Pringle, Robyn Warwick, Yang (Alice) Jiang, Megan Pitt (Tamworth Library, who brought robot Codey which is to her right) and Australia Telescope Compact Array senior systems scientist Jamie Stevens.

They might not quite have stars in their eyes, but they are certainly inspired by them, and a group of locals came together to share that recently.

They were some of the budding (or in the case of Max Pringle OAM, already published) authors who have joined the Skywriters Project.

It is part of a larger initiative, the Big Skies Collaboration, a creative coming together of arts practitioners, astronomers and local communities to celebrate millennia of astronomies on the inland plains and share their stories about their own or other people’s relationships with the cosmos in rural, inland Australia.

The goal of the project is to get writers to pen stories in any genre about their own or others’ relationship with the celestial phenomena in the southern skies.

The group met for the first time in the Narrabri Library on Monday, March 27.