SpineOut : February 2012
Copyright © February 2012. All rights reserved. Good Reading Magazine Pty Limited. issue 9 // FEB - MAR 2012 creative inspirations books books more write start the last bit find us on facebook follow us on twitter www.spineout.com.au National Youth Week is back! April 13–22 is National Youth Week and it is your chance to share ideas, showcase your talents, attend live events, enter competitions and have your voice heard. The theme for 2012 is Imagine. Create. Inspire, so head on over to www.youthweek.com for more information on how to get creating! An Australian, State, Territory and Local Government Initiative Happy 2012! We see you guys have been busy over the holidays, writing, painting and reading, among other things. Remember that SpineOut is THE place where you can share what you’ve been creating with friends and other SpineOut readers. No judgements, no criticism, just fun. So keep your submissions coming. You can upload your stuff to our website, or email us. Either way we’ll make sure you get featured. Have you met our SpineOut office dog, Baxter? He’s an Irish Terrier and only just over a year old. He’s a bit naughty but he’s fun! Sometimes when he’s snoozing his toys play tricks on him. We’d love to see a picture of your pet! SpineOut’s office dog.... Baxter Ed. SpineOut is your magazine so your ideas are welcome! In Western culture, the dragon is often depicted as a malevolent, serpentine creature that breathes fire or poison; whereas in Chinese culture, dragons are revered as benevolent spiritual creatures with supernatural power. They represent the positive forces of nature, and are associated with wisdom and longevity. They live in water, rivers and rainbows. Regardless of the fact that the Chinese dragon is a mythical creation of ancient Chinese minds, in this water dragon year billions of people throughout the world will be psychologically energised to pursue their dreams and aspirations. And with the current turmoil the world is in, the dragon mythology may just be the injection needed to lift us out of the quagmire, and in the process prove once again that the dragon spirit is supreme. With thanks to the Grandmaster Gary Khor. Check out The Lorax, the latest Dr Seuss adaption to hit movie screens. The Lorax tells the tale of the tree-loving Lorax, who is faced with the destruction of the forest. inside this issue Lemony Snicket ... who wrote your favourite ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’, is actually named Daniel Handler? charLeS Lutwidge dodgSon ... is the real name of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’s quirky author Lewis Carroll? dr SeuSS ... best known for his colour ful wordplay and children’s books, went by the real name of Theodor Seuss Geisel? Read This! Read This!