Sioban Timmer is one of three winners in the Underground Writers Bedtime Stories competition. Her story ‘It’s Hard to Hug with Wings’ has been turned into a light projection as part of the Kaleidoscope Festival which launches Thursday 1st November and runs until Sunday 4th November. Her story was selected by Festival Director Drew Anthony to be presented by Channel 7’s Angela Tsun, Adrian Barich and Samantha Jolly in an installation that is fun for the whole family.
Sioban grew up in Perth’s Southern Suburbs and now lives near Byford with her family. She produces humorous stories and poetry for adults and children on a wide range of themes and enjoys sharing her work with both adults and children through readings and writing workshops. Sioban has three publications aimed at children called Toughen Up, Princess and Feral Fergus, but Poetry – Don’t be Afraid is for adults. Her work has been published in various anthologies in the US and Australia.
Sioban enjoys inspiring others to get creative and encouraging adults and children to write by co-ordinating workshops, writing and self publishing expos, literacy programs and children’s competitions. She particularly enjoys finding new ways for people to see writing as a creative art.
Check out Sioban’s winning entry by downloading a map from the Kaleidoscope Festival website and join her opening night (food from 5.30pm, lights on at 7.30pm).