Yr Loving Daughter, Katie Hume

By Kate Foy

In 2005, the Toowoomba Literary Society asked me to give an address to their November meeting. Here it is. I called it “Giving Voice to the Darling Downs letters of Anna Kate Fowler Hume 1866-1871.” Drayton, 18th February 1870 My dearest Alice,Very many thanks for your nice long letter of November 19, which I received…

Spring Cleaning on Winter Solstice Day

By Kate Foy

Possibly because I have neglected doing it for so long, and because I now have some time, today’s job was to tidy up the disgusting piles of old paper which are much-beloved of silverfish, I see. Among them were gnawed copies (what else has been living in these piles of paper, I wonder) of talks…

A Tribute to Carol Burns

By Kate Foy

Last night there was a gathering at the Playhouse Theatre to honour the memory of a great member of the artistic community. I was one of many who spoke of Carol’s life in the theatre, and of our friendship which began as young actors in the founding years of Queensland Theatre Company. This is what…

Brisbane: Wanted – a cultural reality check

By Kate Foy

I heard a great interview this morning on ABC612 Brisbane with Sam Strong, the ‘newish’ (since last November) Artistic Director of Queensland Theatre Company. Among other things, Sam sketched out some of his ideas to make QTC a national theatre leader. Anyway, it was exciting and refreshing to hear Sam hint at his plans and talk up his…

Stirring

By Kate Foy

About time I got back to some writing here … have started to miss it lately … tidying, editing, and archving happening

Alone again … naturally

By Kate Foy

Just realised … it’s the first time in a month I’ve been on my own. Feeling just a little discombobulated. Travel can do that to you.