Thought I would try a new yet interesting approach to this year’s reading challenge:
This year (2018) is the 10 year anniversary of Melbourne (Australia) being classified as a City of Literature by UNESCO.
Reading Victoria is celebrating by publishing a piece of writing each week, themed around a suburb or town in Victoria. To sign up to receive a weekly email with the free featured writing you can do that here:
On Saturday the 3rd of December in North Melbourne (Australia) at the Lulu Cafe and Gallery, the book launch and signing for “A New Beginning” anthology I have contributed to for Women Who Write will be happening:
I’m today’s featured author for Women Who Write as my short story piece will be in their first anthology. Click the link below to see more including a small taste of my work…
20th of October is the National Day on Writing.
For me writing is a form of therapy…it helps me get all the stuff churning in my mind on paper which is extremely freeing.
Holding out the branch to me
Planted her for me to see
Connection to roots of old
Bound by blood ties he told
Of knowledge, peace and victory
This beautiful bounteous tree
Dedicated to Athena the Wise
Crowned over virgin guise
Hard core and bitter flesh
Just like memories I thresh
An eternal evergreen first track
Turns time and is bruised black
Golden source of the Old World
It sings to me of tragedies unfurled
Yet supplicants my feelings at odds
As it’s a gift of nature from the Gods
© Image and Poem: T. Altman 2017