An earthy, honest and heart-breaking memoir of a young mother and her premature babies, Serenade for a Small Family is a simple, moving and unforgettable story of love and loss.
Ingrid Laguna is an author, EAL educator and musician. As a percussionist, singer and songwriter, Ingrid has toured Europe, Asia and Australia, recorded several albums, and taken percussion and song writing workshops. With performance group Ruby Fruit Jungle, she supported Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, playing at Australia's biggest entertainment venues. In the Australian film industry, Ingrid worked as a crewmember on numerous television commercials, a telemovie and a short film. She has held senior positions in arts administration. While in Central Australia, she directed the NT Youth Film Festival and was integral to the Kunka Career Conference for Aboriginal Women, the Indigenous Music Awards, and music programs for Aboriginal youths.
Further to a Varuna fellowship, Ingrid's memoir, Serenade for a Small Family, was published by A&U in 2010. Her junior fiction novel, Songbird (Text Publishing), is scheduled for release in May 2019, with a companion novel to follow. Ingrid has been published in The Monthly magazine and the AEU magazine.
Subsequent to her Master of Teaching studies at Melbourne University, Ingrid continues to teach EAL to school-aged new arrivals from all over the world.