Emerging Writers Festival

The Emerging Writers Festival is happening in Melbourne, Australia next month.

The Emerging Writers’ Festival is a not-for-profit organisation whose foundations are built on supporting emerging writers. They are a place where creativity and innovation is celebrated, where new talent is nurtured and where diverse voices from across Australia are represented.

For all sessions and workshops check out their website here:

Emerging Writers Festival



Day 11, The Dirty Thirty: Tree/Connection


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

© T. Altman 2017


#day11 #tree #thedirtythirty

Day 9, The Dirty Thirty: Alternative Currency


Some say its better than love
Some say its better than money
Some say its worth much more
Than being lonely

It sells more than anything
It makes more than anything
Its valued much more
Than everything perishing

Is it kindness?
Is it trust?
Is it loyalty?
No…its simply lust.

© T. Altman 2017

 #day9 #alternativecurrency #thedirtythirty