Invitation to Writers – Bimblebox 153 Birds

Grey Shrike ThrushKate Goringe-Smith, And with breath, song, 2014, photo Paula Quintela

And with breath, song, 2014, Kate Gorringe-Smith, photo Paula Quintela. Bird species: Grey Shrike Thrush,

This callout has now ended and all the birds have writers working with them.  Thank you to everyone who submitted an EOI and for all the wonderful support for this project.


This is an invitation to writers and poets  who may wish to contribute to Bimblebox 153 Birds.

There are a few new (to the list) bird species that have been identified at the Bimblebox Nature Refuge over the past 18 months. As bird species are identified at Bimblebox I then add them to the project and find them a writer, artist and Boyd brings a new musician on board.   All of the bird species listed below  are in need of a writer.  (each of the birds already has an artist)

If you are a writer and/or poet and would like to contribute to Bimblebox 153 Birds, please read on.

The bird species currently available are:

Pacific Baza   Aviceda subcristata

Painted Button Quail   Turnix varius

Peregrine Falcon   Falco peregrinus

Pink-eared Duck   Malacorhynchus membranaceus

Spotted Nightjar   Eurostopodus argus

If you are interested please send me an EOI via the below contact form.  Include your name, contact email, a short paragraph about you and a couple of links to your work.  If  you would prefer to send me examples of your work via email, we can do this once you get in touch.  EOI’s will be accepted until Sunday, 19 August, 2018.  

Writers selected from the EOI’s will be asked to contribute poetry or prose 200 words or less, about their particular bird species.  Each writers completed work will be contributed via an audio file (of them reading their writing) and a word file.

Jill Sampson coordinator/curator.

More information, images and audio files for Bimblebox 153 Birds are here.

A list of writers who have already contributed to Bimblebox 153 Birds are here.

The Fundraising to tour campaign for Bimblebox 153 Birds has information, photos and videos here.  (Tax deductible donations can be made until 9 August)

For information about the Bimblebox Nature Refuge here.

Contact form:


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