News in Brief

The first novella from Specul8 Publishing will be Taine Andrews' Liam, due for release at Capricon in April.  This will be the first of an ongoing series of novellas from the CQ publisher - if you think you have what it takes, check out Specul8's novella submission guidelines here.

If you're not sure where to get started, Specul8 is also running a speculative fiction bootcamp featuring advice from some local masters of the craft on March 10.  More info here.

And still with Specul8, they've also announced A Little Ray of Obsidian Black, a collection of poetry and short fiction from Bee Neilsen, for release later this year.

Aussie photographer Fiona Lake, who specialises in scenes from the remote cattle stations where she's worked since the 80s, is taking her vision of Australia to the US.  Her exhibition Whispering Grass will be on show at the Australian Embassy in Washington from March 1 to June 6.  More from the Queensland Country Life.

Young Rockhampton singer-songwriter Denvah was recently selected as one of six finalists in fRETfEST's Regional Song Contest, and offered a spot at the Tamworth Country Music Festival. Here she is, giving Busby Marou a hand with Sleep On It:

And she found time for some busking too:

If Denvah's ukulele skills have inspired you to have a go yourself, the Yeppoon Ukulele Movement is running a six-week beginners' course, starting February 17.  Full details here.

The Arrow, which took out the gong for best locally-made short film at the recent Capricorn Film Festival, is having a run of mainstream showings at Gladstone Cinemas.  For a week from March 15, you'll be able to catch it before every screening of Tomb Raider.

Still with film, a little bird tells us an announcement about the premiere screening of Blue Eagle Productions' feature film Lost & Found is due any day.  This film's a first for the region, a full length feature film made entirely with local talent, from the script development, in front of and behind the cameras, right through to post production.

Here's a taste:

Official trailer for Blue Eagle Production's new feature film, Lost & Found. Directed by Ian Westley.

Know something we've missed?  Let us know in the comments.