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Faye Owen – Author Talk – Stories behind the storyteller – Port Macquarie

Wednesday December 6, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Port Macquarie Library
32 Grant St
Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444 Australia

Please join local poet Faye Owen at our Port Macquarie Library for a book launch and chat with Leanne on Wednesday 6th December at 2.30pm.

Faye was born in 1939 in Penrith NSW. She grew up loving poetry and music, learning the violin, and later developed an interest in painting and drawing. She always loved enjoying the intricacies of nature. She married in 1961, has two children and two grand-children, and recently, her first great-grand-child.

Over the years Faye has won a number of prizes and has had many poems published in anthologies of the best work from competitions.

She was commissioned to write for Jacaranda Press Primary English Projects books, and to compose twelve poems to accompany watercolour paintings in a large corporate calendar. Faye co-ordinated a major Literature Competition for the International Year of Peace in 1986, and had her own art gallery for several years.

She is still playing her beloved violin in her local Baptist church on the mid north coast of NSW where she now lives, and continuing to write poems and stories for both children and adults.

Is anybody there? Poems of faith

Faye Owen – writer, artist, violinist, and longtime resident of the Camden Haven – has just published her long-awaited first book of poetry. Faye has written well over 500 poems in many styles and genres, and had many included in compendiums of the best work from competitions. She has won a number of major poetry prizes over the years.

This book is a selection of 184 poems of faith, which she has illustrated with 75 black pen drawings.

Copies of the book will be available for sale on the day for $30 (cash please).

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