About the festival.
Ink of Light is an annual festival that explores and celebrates the work of Baha'i writers and creatives. Speakers and attendees come together to share ideas, learn from one another, and celebrate creative expression.

The festival is held at the Brisbane Baha'i Centre of Learning:
26 Mayneview St, Milton, QLD 4064, Australia.
Meet the team.
The team behind the Ink of Light festival.
Ian Hallmond
Photographer, Writer & Publisher
Ian has been involved in fine-art nature photography for almost forty years, and since publishing his first book of images in 1988, he has gone on to self-publish a further five books of his photographic images, plus collaborating with other photographers on book projects. Ian has also exhibited his work in solo and group exhibitions; on themes that support environmental and cultural awareness. The concept of the 'Ink of Light–Baha'i Writers' Festival,' grew out a need for creative Baha'is to have a platform in which to share, cultivate and celebrate their work. Art isn't just limited to aesthetics it is also about conceptual ideas and the festival is a means for fellow Baha'i writers, artists, and philosophers to come together and further cultivate the spiritual essence that underpins the creative arts. It is with this vision that Ian sees the festival having a bright future supporting the development of writers, and artists and the promotion of their work; and as well providing a space for debate on the discourse of society.
June Perkins
Poet, Blogger and Author
Dr June Perkins, published poet, blogger and author, has been involved in initiating or developing several collaborative multi-arts and writing events for libraries, galleries, schools and community spaces over many years. Projects included Illumine, After Cyclone Yasi Finding the Smile Within and Ripple Poetry. She was a dedicated contributor to the ABC Open project, including working as a producer, on the 500 words project. She is an active member of several Writing Groups, many of them supporting writers for children and youth Writers. In 2011, the Cassowary Coastal Council awarded her with an Australia Day Cultural Award for services through writing, mentoring and storytelling. She is delighted to be part of the team developing of the Ink of Light Festival.

Find out more about June Perkins here on her website.
Naysan Naraqi
Multi-Media Producer
Naysan is the editor of Baha'i Blog and he's worked in various avenues of media for two decades. He's passionate about using the arts and media to support and explore the teachings of the Baha'i Faith, and he's produced and collaborated on numerous Baha'i-inspired projects ranging from music albums and websites to documentaries and podcasts. His experience as a producer for CNN was invaluable while working on a number of special projects for the Baha'i World Centre, including the 'Building Momentum' and 'Pilgrimage: A Sacred Experience' videos. If there's a media-related Baha'i project out there, chances are that Naysan was involved with it somehow!

You can check out Baha'i Blog here.
Special thanks.
A special thanks to everyone who has helped make the Ink of Light festival possible:

Shamim Yazdani
Collis Ta'eed
Jessica Nia
Talia Jarrah
Nana Fathi
Leila Fathi
Ben Perkins
Kate Shepherd
Leila Deighton
Nancy Kent
Ladan Ocora
Jeff Leach
Summer Bland
David Perkins
Farid Kamali
Shabnam Muhajer
Tom Francis
Babak and Shanaz Rahmanian
Baha'i Centre of Learning, Brisbane
Half Light Media
Stonehawke Place BnB
Upper Hutt Leader for photo of Grant Hindin Miller
And all of our presenters

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