A plea from the Brisbane Writers’ Festival team

The following message was just received from the Brisbane Writers’ Festival:

As 2009 rolls on and everyone here in the office is happily dreaming and planning for September, we spare a thought for all those who have experienced destruction and loss in North Queensland and Victoria.  In a time when so many feel heart ache we here at BWF have joined forces with our 2008 partners Clayton Utz Lawyers on a special project, and would greatly appreciate your help.

Together with Clayton Utz Lawyers we are currently collecting children’s books for an anonymous women’s refuge here in Brisbane.  In a secure location this organisation provides safe and nurturing accommodation for women and children who are experiencing domestic violence.  Women and children who arrive are traumatised and uncertain about their future.

With this in mind, at the beginning of March we are going to send the refuge as many as books for children aged 15 years and under. We seek your assistance in whatever hope and joy these books may bring into their lives. If you would like to help, please send any of your pre-loved or freshly purchased children/young adult books to the office (details below), by the 27th of February 2009.

Deliver books to:
 Brisbane Writers Festival
12 Merivale Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101
Post books to:
 Attn: Charis Holt
Brisbane Writers Festival
PO Box 3453
South Brisbane QLD 4101

BWF is happy and proud to be working with you, our supporters, and Clayton Utz Lawyers to bring hope and joy to the lives of others. 

From the bottom of our hearts we say thank you!

All the best,
the BWF Team.

Published by

Clayton Wehner

Clayton is the founder and managing director of Boomerang Books. In a past life, Clayton worked for 12 years as an intelligence officer in the Australian Army and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He is a graduate of the Australian Defence Force Academy and the Royal Military College Duntroon and holds a BA (Hons) in Political Science and a Master of Management Studies (Human Resource Management) from the UNSW. He is also a trained Indonesian linguist and served with the United Nations in East Timor as an interpreter/translator.