AWAY WITH WORDS

AWAY WITH WORDS – LISS CALDWELL ON THE STORIES WE TELL as featured in Verandah Magazine

The art of storytelling has existed since humans first scratched messages in the sand with sticks. From paintings on walls or camp-fire corroborees, to a travelling sage bringing news of battle, humans have always sought out stories as a way to make sense of life, writes Liss Caldwell.

Franz Kafka once wrote: “Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers within the castle of one’s own self.”  Words have always had the power to unite or divide – and in the past few weeks Queensland has had more than its fair share of words whipping around the state.

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