Jacki Ferro is a community development worker, writer and editor based in Brisbane. Since the 1990s, Jacki has run cross-cultural, unifying projects that promote self-determination, community education and social justice. As Community Relations Officer at Ipswich in 2000, Jacki instigated the Link Up! Multicultural Festival and the first Sorry Day March.
After 20 years in community development, in 2013 Jacki began co-writing and editing the memoirs of brave, inspirational people. Since starting Raw Memoirs in 2015, Jacki has discovered the vital role memoirs play in keeping family histories alive. Jacki’s mission is to help others write and publish their life stories quickly, easily and professionally, while remaining true to their unique voices, and preserving their memories for future generations. For, once our elders are gone, often their stories go with them.
Qualified in writing, editing and publishing, community development, and public relations, Jacki enjoys listening to and learning from the achievements, wisdom, and courage of diverse people. Whether you wish to create an Express Memoir for yourself or a loved one, or perhaps you’ve started your manuscript and aim to write raw, producing a more substantial book, Jacki can help you reach the publishing finish line.
During the 2020 pandemic, Jacki teamed up with Yamatji-Noongar storyteller, poet, performer, and artist, Aunty Rhonda Collard-Spratt. They plan a series of fun Aboriginal children’s stories with important and positive messages for children aged 5-12 years, beginning with Book 1, Grandfather Emu and How the Kangaroo got her Pouch.
Visit www.spiritofthedreaming.com, or follow @spiritofthedreaming on Instagram to follow their writing journey.
Please Contact Jacki to capture your memories today.
GC–Arts (Writing, Editing and Publishing)