Errol Broome 03.08.1937 - 14.09.2022MORE
Errol Broome 03.08.1937 - 14.09.2022MORE
Errol Broome 03.08.1937 - 14.09.2022MORE
Errol Broome 03.08.1937 - 14.09.2022MORE

Judith A Green

According to her parents, Judith was born with a book in her hands. The magic of stories, be it those she read as a child or those she heard during family gatherings, triggered a life-long interest in not only exploring the written word, but recording the stories of her forebears.

Judith grew up on a wheat and sheep farm outside Warracknabeal, experiencing the joy of abundant crops and the anxiety of drought years, yet cherishes the memories of the strength of home and community. It possibly explains why much of her writing has a rural basis. People, place and history weave through her poetry, short stories and non-fiction as she explores the way attitudes and actions of individuals and society influence the wellbeing of a community and those who live within that community. Researching and telling the stories of ordinary people, those rarely mentioned in history books, is central to her writing in the hope of nurturing the connection not only between yesterday and today but for the children of tomorrow.

Throughout her career as a kindergarten teacher Judith relished the challenge of instilling a love of words, of language and of books in the children. She believes once a child’s imagination blossoms she or he is open to exploring the world, open to the excitement of discovery and the magic and wonder of learning.

Judith had been writing for many years before she joined the Society of Women Writers Victoria in 2000. While she was still teaching she could not attend meetings but found a sense of belonging through the then Postal Workshops developed by the Society. It was an opportunity to not only have her own work critiqued by her peers, but the act of critiquing the work of fellow writers nurtured a greater awareness of the art of writing.

BOOKS

‘Inherited Touch’ was Judith’s first book length work. It was released in September 2020.

There is a risk in telling another’s story especially when passed down through the family. There are many layers to a life that each person may only glimpse part of. It was with trepidation Judith took on the task of peeling back the layers to trace the stories of her ordinary, imperfect female forebears.

As Judith gathered the women and their stories to her she realised she was being gathered in as much as she was gathering. Her story weaving through the stories she was recording, she experienced the nurturing of a community of women who understood the journey.

Published by Busybird Publishing 2020

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‘Everyday Conversations with God’, a small book of reflections was released in November 2021.

When Judith was asked to write the reflections for the front page of the weekly church newsletter, she wrote about the ordinary, everyday moments of her week and the conversations she had with God during these times.

Judith’s reflections resonated with members of the congregation, not because of Judith’s words or her ordinariness but the breath between the words. The gentle reminder God’s voice is not confined to a special place. It is often clearest in places we do not expect to hear it, in the most ordinary moments of our everyday lives.

Published by Busybird Publishing 2021

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PUBLICATIONS

Judith’s writing has been published in several anthologies, the most recent being the annual SWWV journal Sparx.

COMPETITIONS

Judith has been placed or commended in a variety of literary competitions for her poetry, short stories, non-fiction and children’s writing.

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