23.7 C
Byron Shire
February 27, 2021

Younger generation takes on publishing

Latest News

Tweed Council rejects Casuarina disability viewing platform

Issues of queue jumping, the allocation of Tweed Shire Council’s resources in both time and money, and responding to...

Other News

Cut it down – Tweed Councillors at odds over future of forest red gum

‘We should be active and take the tree down,’ Cr Polglase told the Tweed Shire Council meeting last Thursday, referring to a significant forest red gum and koala food tree in Tweed Heads West.

Ballina sludge a mixture of blue-green algae species

A reader has sent Echonetdaily some photos of what he described as 'something nasty and green coming down the Richmond River'.

Bringing down the heat in our ‘hood

How well we survive the future depends on our vision for our towns and suburbs – and on how we bring that vision about.

Wonderful Council

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I went for a swim at Belongil Beach the other day and was shocked to...

Byron police assault trial could attract human rights law analysis

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault to continue facing trial.

The lunatics have taken over the asylum…

The Zombies of the Climate ApoCOALpse have today swarmed around Queensland's Parliament House this morning to highlight impending climate chaos.

Cover of the first edition of Sonder youth mag, out soon.
Cover of the first edition of Sonder youth mag, out soon.

A new publication is about to hit the streets around Byron Shire from November 16.

At 32 pages, Sonder will be produced as an A4 publication and roughly 1,000 copies will be distributed in Byron Shire cafes and bookshops.

What makes it different is it’s a vehicle for the younger members of the community to voice their opinions and showcase their writing and artistic talents.

It’s been funded partly by the Youth Training Station, a not-for-profit organisation that is auspiced by the Mullum Music Festival.

The Training Station’s focus is to provide ‘real support and alternatives to young people in regards to career and life choices.’ Further funds came from Byron Shire Council, which helped pay for layout, design, printing and distribution.

One of Sonder’s writers is Byron Shire Youth Council member Hayley Acton, and she explains how it came about.

‘We hosted with our Youth Council budget a zine-making workshop, which was facilitated by the incredible Beck Marshall. Approximately 20 participated by either writing, editing or submitting artworks. Weekly meetings were held with the working party to review articles and designs with Beck.

‘We initially aimed to have Sonder printed at the end of 2014 and have it out to the public by December; however we encountered editing and financial issues that prevented the print going ahead that year.

‘Thankfully we received more funding from the Youth Council’s 2015 budget and the Mullumbimby Training Station that is allowing us to now go ahead with the final editing and publication of Sonder.’


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Bringing down the heat in our ‘hood

How well we survive the future depends on our vision for our towns and suburbs – and on how we bring that vision about.

Resilience through biodiversity and awareness

The Byron Shire Resilience and Regeneration Roadshow will be in Brunswick Heads this Saturday, as part of a series of events across the region tackling the question: ‘How do we create more resilient communities in 2021?’

Housing affordability on agenda at Ballina

With the housing crisis worsening in Ballina and across the Northern Rivers, councillors agreed that something had to be done about the problem at their meeting yesterday.

Final stage of Lismore Base Hospital gets underway

The redevelopment works commenced in late 2016 and the final stage is now getting underway to complete the Lismore Base Hospital refurbishment.