MINIs and Words

The last couple of days have been a whirlwind, what with the arrival of the MINI on Wednesday, the arrival of the new Mac computer yesterday, and today, a luncheon here at Greyweathers for those hard-working souls who helped us out with our Cirque orders last year. We decided to have it now rather than fight the competition for people’s time that defines the Christmas season. Tonight, we head to Ottawa (yes, in the new black MINI) to listen to Kera Willis read some of her poetry at Rasputin’s, an Ottawa landmark. The last book from Greyweathers Press collected ten of Kera’s poems, titled Tenebrismo. Kera and her partner John also perform music so we’re looking forward to that as well.

Kera’s poems inspired me not only on the press, but also in my own writing. Her poems were part of a conspiracy of circumstances that have led to, amongst other things, this blog and a concerted effort to write again. Part of that effort includes partnering up with a fellow writer and aspiring film maker here in town to indulge in weekly ‘assignments’, to bounce ideas off each other, generally try to stir up enthusiasm and get the ball rolling. I belong to a well-established writing group in Perth, which is special to me, but the convenience and immediacy and size (just the two of us) makes it good for more intensive work. We’re going to try to meet once a week. Today was the first real session, and it went very well. I’ll be making a few changes to the copy of the folk tale I wrote for the Press Gang collaboration, and will begin to set it into type early next week.

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2 Comments on “MINIs and Words”

  1. Shon Says:

    It was fun and interesting coming out last Friday. I enjoyed Kera’s poetry and was pleased to meet everyone there. I didn’t think the night would end with me conversing deeply with Rasputin himself.
    Great meeting meeting you and I hope you found something within my poetry.
    Take care and feel free to contact me any time.

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