Catch up with the latest photos from Hazel’s recent events.
OAM Association Zoom ‘Not Just a Piece of Cake:Being an Author’
Hazel speaking about workstyle of longterm author. Youtube soon.
International Women’s Day
Kim & Hazel Edwards, daughter-mother IWD breakfast speaking date.
Juvenilia Travelling Exhibition at Euroa Library
Early drafts of later books. Such a big enthusiastic crowd.
Monash University Distinguished Alumni Award: Education 2022
Stimulating dinner chats as part of Monash University Distinguished Alumni Awards.Such a privilege after 2 years of Lockdown isolation.Thrilled to accept award.
I think it’s a compliment when eldest grandson explains , at my request, the meanings of ‘gaslighting’ , ‘ghosting’ and ‘ woke” and says I’m probably ‘woke’. A grandma compliment?
Alice Award Shortlisting
The Society of Women Writers in all states, nominate nationally for the Alice Award, started by philanthropist Alice Booth.
Delighted to be nominated. And congratulations to Jackie French who won the Alice for 2022.
My family, on an Arts Cutural Buildings Walk,serendipitously found this in Melbourne’s Theatre District
Wagner Opera Books Bequest
Bequest to Melbourne Wagner Society of Garnet Edwards’ library of Wagnerian Opera books.
Doco Panel for ‘Home Truths’ directed by Meredith Fuller OAM
Contributed strategies on cathartic writing about trauma such as domestic violence.
Others talked of anti- violence strategies and importance of role models.
Minister for Creative Industries & 40th Anniversary
Abbotsford Primary dual language Chinese/English school celebrating 40th year of artists in schools with
Danny Pearson, Minister for Creative industries. Educator Aileen Hall taught schoolbiy Stanley Wang, who is now Principal.
Early seeds of ideas can influence longterm.https://creative.vic.gov.au/news/2022/artists,-musicians,-performers-take-up-residency-in-schools
Darwin Airport Daycare Reading of Hippo for Grandsons
Dad Trevelyan was the original 4 year old who inspired ‘There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof eating Cake.
Now his children are the same age and read the book too.
BOOK WEEK Kingston Butter Factory Theatre Precinct Brisbane
Why Tamil Translation of first Australian YA book for Tamil youth, matters.
Australian Book Lovers
Interview about audio book from ‘Voices of Today’ producer, narrator and author perspectives.
Chatting about ‘Not Just a Piece of Cake: Being an Author’ (AUDIBLE)
Archibald Entry ‘The Orange Roughie’
Psychologist-artist Christine Ellingworth entered my portrait for the 2021 Archibald etc.
Didn’t win but… Meet ‘The Orange Roughie’ which is the affectionate name which Antarctic Expeditioners
gave to the three red haired female writers who went on different expeditions (Dr Jessie Blackadder, Favel
Parrett and Hazel Edwards) to Antarctica.
Feb 14th is Library Lovers’ Day.
As an author and readaholic, I salute librarians.
Victorian Women’s Trust
Victorian Women’s Trust supports innovative social justice and business opportunities and also lists
skilled women with their bios.
photo credit: Say_ Heidi
Audio of Hazel’s Memoir Available
(Voices of Today)
Check Hazel’s memoir book page, to discover daily updates on audio availability online.
Alchemy lists Hazel’s e-books to buy online. Recent podcasts including The Regular.
Fun hippo music intro., but relevant for aspiring adult writers too. Re-Printing soon.
Australia Reads Ambassador
Sept 14th is Read Around Australia Day
Dear Arlo: Children in Quarantine
Relevant for children remote-learning too.
nitiated by Larrikin Puppeteers, ten top ANZ children’s entertainers donated via wifi,
‘Dance Like a Unicorn’ , fun activities (with no props) and exercises for young chlldren in quarantine at Howard Springs in Darwin.
Dear Arlo So generous at a time when arts practitioners are Covid struggling too.
Tamil Translation Zoom Celebrating work of late Cre-A Ramakrishnan
Ramakrishnan published ‘Fake .I.D.’, the first YA novel Chennai publisher Cre-A translated for Tamil youth.
Translator Meenakshi Hariharan explained challenges of Australianisms.
Researching Westall 66 UFO with George Ivanoff
Researching Westall66 at Grange Reserve UFO Playground with George Ivanoff
Hazel Edwards taught at Westall High during the supposed sighting.
‘Complete Your Book in a Year’
Online mentoring has replaced the PROV f2f classes due to Covid.
Print and e-book (BookPod) very popular during Pandemic.
Some have completed their books.
Celebrating ‘masked’ hippo’s 40th & Puffin’s 80th
Pandemic ‘Hippo’ Mask
My wonderful neighbour Mary made me a ‘hippo’ mask.
And her husband designed one for me too.
‘For the hippo who can’t eat cake,’ joked a colleague.
Aussie Rules Footy Puppet
Larrikin Puppeteers’ Aussie Rules football puppet for ‘Hijabi Girl‘ a musical post-Pandemic.
Tamworth Library: Hazel Edwards’ Week
Readings of Hazel’s picture books (Youtube) now too.
Hippo Author, Son Who Inspired Book (40 years ago) and grandson
40th anniversary of ‘There’s a Hippopotamus on our Roof Eating Cake’
so , poignant to celebrate three generations with the author Hazel
Edwards and Trevelyan who inspired the book, reading to his son.
The Ghan Research
Mini-print copies of ‘Wed, then Dead on the Ghan’ arrive.
Currently being adapted for other mediums.
‘No Regard for the Truth’ Launch at PROV
First-time author Darren Arnott, BookPOD publisher and Hazel Edwards who launched
the story of WW2 Italian POW camp at Rowville which was crafted in PROV ‘Complete
Your Book in a Year’ workshop. Commended in 2020 Community History Awards.
STEM Prof Marilyn Freer & Play Lab at Monash Uni
Encouraging early childhood scientists & engineers. International, simultaneous launch.
Maybe young engineers will solve the drip from the cake-eating hippo’s roof? (Lara Mc Kinley photo)
Chennai Consul- General launches Tamil translation of Fake I.D.
Timely Release: Same month. Same Sex Marriage Laws.
Asexual sleuth and celebrant Quinn. Print & e book, soon on Audible.
YABBA 2017 Graham Davey Citation
Memorable storyteller Graham Davey started YABBA Awards to encourage
students to read Australian authors & illustrators.(George Ivanoff photo).
Thousands participated this year. Details
Recording ‘Hijabi Girl’ at Vision Australia Studio
Reading Dog Ambassadors
Yarra Plenty Libraries’ volunteer Reading Dogs to encourage children’s reading.
Initiated by Marlies of Diamond Valley Library.
‘Antarctic Noir’ Panel (Sisters in Crime)
with L.A.Larkin (Louisa) and Ann Turner
Mackay 83rd Performance ‘Hippo Hippo the Musical’ cast
Hippo! Hippo the Musical: Rehearsal
Darwin ‘Trail Magic’ Launch at Nightcliff Aquatic Centre.HOT but COOL launch! (Sixty more guests in the shade off camera having a drink before ice melted a second time!)
Co-authors Trevelyan & Hazel Edwards autographing.
OAM for Literature at Government House
Hazel with Governor Alex Chernov, OAM Awards
Government House OAM Investiture
Receiving the OAM (Order of Australia Medal) for Services to Literature at Government House.
National Year of Reading Ambassadors: Canberra
A Trio of Reading Ambassadors: Tania Mc Cartney, Hazel & Anita Heiss
Canberra Readers’ Festival
2012 National Year of Reading launch at Bialik College with patron William Mc Innes, and ambassadors Alison Lester.
Cast & Crew Screening of the Hippo Movie
Pocket Bonfire Productions have interpreted the book “There’s a Hippopotamus on our Roof Eating Cake” for the silver screen. For more details about the movie and international screenings in Edinburgh, Washington etc, visit the Pocket Bonfire website and preview the trailer. Hazel pictured with producer Joel and director-writer Jaime at the crew & cast preview. Hazel also with mother & daughter Hippo fans