About jason nahrung

Raised on a Queensland cattle property, I now live in Ballarat, Australia. A newspaper journalist with more than 30 years' experience, my interests include writing, editing, travel, reading, photography and drinking coffee.

July podcast special – MSWFO edition

It’s our great pleasure to introduce this special edition of Words Out Loud, a podcast as part of the Melbourne Spoken Word Festival Online (which runs until 9 August 2020).

An extra-warm welcome to those contributors from outside the Central Highlands — it’s lovely to have you with us!

It’s a bumper edition, and some of the contributors have been able to add music and sound effects, making this a great show for us to go out on. Not forever — just while COVID-19 is making it difficult to conduct regular live performances. We will be back as soon as it is safe and practicable to do so.

Listen to the podcast here

Much thanks to all those who took the time to record work, however they could, and we look forward to getting back on stage with you all. Meantime, stay well, stay safe, and we’ll see you on the other side.

Jason and Kirstyn prepare WOL’s MSWFO podcast supervised by Lucy.

Great Book Swap, 17 September 2020

Words Out Loud is supporting the Great Book Swap this year, to benefit the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

UPDATE: Plans to join the ILF Great Book Swap have been derailed due to COVID-19, so let’s see what next year brings! Thanks for your interest, and, of course, you don’t need our help to throw a few dollars to the Indigenous Literacy Fund if you can.

Our event on 17 September — in whatever form it takes under the COVID-19 cloud — will raise donations, but there’s no need to wait till then if you’d like to support this cause.

Donations can be made online at the ILF Great Book Swap site.

Meanwhile, we are collecting a pile of books to, we hope, be available at the September event — any books to share on the night will be most welcome.

Here’s our ‘house’ mascot, Wamparla. Thanks for your support, possums!