Two competition entries sent off last night and today I did something incredibly cheeky to try and get my stuff out there. Not saying what as no doubt the event organisers will have a good laugh and tell me to get lost, but hey! Worth a try.
In the garden there are flowers blooming and late bees still buzzing. Yet the nights are chill and last night's full moon gazing saw me well wrapped up with a hot toddy to hand. So now I am plunging myself into the depths of winter - in my head at least - and I've just completed the first draft of my piece of fiction to enter for the grand finale of 6 x 6 Reading Cafe 2016.
Sunday 2nd October - the sky is as blue as my folder (and jacket, glasses and nail-polish, hmm....) and the sun is warm and bright as I read my poem about inter-alia the cold dark reaches of the cosmos. "Listening to Jupiter" was a winner in the Write Science national writing competition. Danny Callaghan from Ceramic City Stories decided that an outside reading at the Wedgwood Institute was a good idea (and it was!) and the gathering of friends, my SO, and fellow writers and artists appreciated the gorgeous autumn day. What the nearby smokers outside the nearby pub made of it is probably another matter. Thanks to all who made the effort to come along and see me and join in the discussion afterwards. It is great to meet like-minded people. Thanks too to Barry, for all the photographs.
Author - June Palmer