Hazel Edwards
“Creativity is the fun of putting
together unexpected ideas”

Antarctic Literature 

Antarctic Hazel & Ship

 An Australian Antarctic Literature is beginning .Since being a 2001 Antarctic expeditioner with the Australian Antarctic Division, Hazel has used the Antarctic setting in her writing for adults and children.Other Australian Antarctic expeditioner- writers & illustrators include  Coral TullochJesse Blackadder,  Alison Lester , Favel Parrett, John Long and David Day. Google their contributions to the new Antarctic Literature.

Antarctic Noir is the new crime genre set in Antarctica. (Louisa)  L.A.Larkin and Ann Turner have contributed to this.

Recently Sisters in Crime held an Antarctic Noir evening.

Readign Antarctica's Frozen Chosen

Many schools are studying Antarctica in varied formats and many adults are intrigued by the mystique.

Antarctic Writer on Ice Chopper RescueAntarctica's Frozen ChosenAntarctic DognappingRight or Wrong Antarctic Close UpHealthy Women

Hazel's Books With Antarctic Settings

Antarctic Dad

'Antarctic Dad'  picture book about parent working away for long periods. Wildlife. Illustrated by Kevin Burgemeestre. Available from KipasBooks

Antarctica's Frozen Chosen, YA novel ( 13 plus) Young scientist faces eco-issues, mutiny and saying no to mates. Wildlife.

Antarctic Writer on ice, adventure memoir from 'older female'. Roles. Workstyle. pdf. Braille and audio.

Antarctic Close Up: based on telescope memorabilia from Mawson's 1911 expedtion in time jump faction for 10 year olds. 

'Right or Wrong': Plays to make You Think;  classroom scripts which include 'Antarctica Cool or What?' when Antarctic wildlife face a Threat. Teachers' notes also available.

Shooting Antarctica; (Kindle only ) Adult literacy mystery RA 6.5

Shooting Antarctica

Antarctic Dognapping (Kindle only) easy reading about STAY, the fibre glass donation dog.

'Healthy Women' contains interview chapter with Antarctic station leader Marilyn Boydell.

'Chopper Rescue' contains Antarctic Fire, a short story with mentoring writing hints.

'Grandma Leaps Antarctica':  DVD with Auslan signing for hearing impaired. Includes 'The Antarctic Lachieberg' & 'My Gran's Gone to Antarctica'

Reading about the history and eco-science of Antarctica inspires new adventurers.

Hazel's Antarctic Book Covers

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Events & Appearances 2018

1st Fri each month   PROV 10-1pm  Mentoring & Finishing Book-Length Non Fiction.

( booking & info here)  

July 17th (Tues) 12-1.30  RACV Club  " Writing a Non Boring Family History or Memoir' 

July 20th 6pm Sisters in Crime 'Small Towns, Big Secrets, Murderous Intent' Panel MC with 'Celebrant Sleuth' 

July 24th  (Tues) 11-12  VUT Footscray, Nicolson Campus Room T 101 'Not Just a Piece of Cake'  

August 4th 10-1pm Port Phillip Heritage Centre  'Writing a Non Boring Family History or Memoir' workshop

August 9th   Thurs 10-1pm Mornington Library 'Writing a Non Boring Family History or Memoir'

August 18th (Sat) 10-1pm   Prahran Mech Institute Library  'Writing a Non Boring Family History or Memoir' 

August 27th (Mon)   Berwick Lodge Primary (Author visit & Inservice)

August 31st  Society of Women Writers 'Alice' Awards'  Library at the Dock.

September 1st   10-1pm Yarra Glen Workshop Authorpreneurship

September 3rd  10.50 _12.50  Oakleigh Primary Arts Festival 

October 8th  10 am Brighton Book Club 'Celebrant Sleuth'

October 11th  1-2.30 Parkdale Library 'Writing A Non Boring Family History or Memoir' workshop

October 12th  11-12.30  Wheelers Centre  'Writing a Non Boring Family History or Memoir'

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