Gosford High School
The Disappearing, 2015
Gosford High School is an academically selective high school located on the Central Coast of NSW. Our school has a distinguished history dating back to 1927 and is the original high school for the area. Our professional, enthusiastic staff provide a broad range of subjects and activities that are tailored to the needs of gifted and talented students. Current and past students have excelled in their academic, cultural and sporting achievements.
Students work cooperatively with their teachers in a stimulating, rewarding and safe learning environment. They are challenged and motivated to develop the skills and capacities they need to be happy and successful in a rapidly changing world.
Poet Lorna Munro will work with students to create and publish poetry as part of The Disappearing project and Gosford High Schools Literacy Day Workshops. Student poems produced in the workshop will also feature on The Disappearing app.
Lorna Munro is a proud, young Wiradjuri/ Gamilaroi woman. This dynamic and upcoming writer and poet calls the Redfern/Waterloo area home. She has been strongly influenced and nurtured by her activist parents, and mentored by many other members of the Black Power Movement, who she affectionately refers to as her Aunties and Uncles. She has been an active member of her community since the age of thirteen and has travelled to New Zealand and South America for cultural exchange and youth leadership programs before she was nineteen. Recently she has performed in plays at the Eora College in Redfern, including A Midsummer Night’s Dream and has quickly crossed over to screen featuring in ‘Australia on trial’, a docu-drama for the ABC. Lorna is an emerging artist and has displayed work in Boomali’s 2010 exhibition: “Celebrating 25 years of strength”. She is an experienced tour guide working in the Rocks area over the past two years, and is currently developing programs and tours interpreting the history of her local area. In 2012 Lorna graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney with a Bachelor of Arts in Adult Education and Community Management. In addition to her current work with the Red Room company, Lorna has had work published in the Southerly Literary Journal and is currently writing her own script that is yet entitled.
Lorna's poems, 'Dripping with Decadence (Big House, big white lies)', 'Spirit Remains', 'YILAALU –BU-GADI (once upon a time in the bay of Gadi)', and 'Rage' are featured on The Disappearing.