I suspect I love words as much as I do because from an early age, I was encouraged to be silly with them. Before I could read to myself, I was digesting the humour of Spike Milligan, Edward Lear and of course Lewis Carroll. This is one of the reasons I really enjoy doing children’s writing workshops — kids haven’t yet forgotten how to be silly. Adults often have; they need to warm into it.
It’s looking like a busy couple of months — as my hastily produced, somewhat dodgy-looking September calendar testifies — with our regular events and not one but three school holiday workshops, including [redacted] our high-school level writing and performance workshop with special guest poet, the Illawarra’s own Lorin Reid. October 1 to 2 sees the return of Happy Story-Hatchers workshop for Kindergarten to Year 2, plus Storyworks for Years 3 to 6. Then the teenagers take over the town October 3. Book here
texture community reading room will host our very first children’s picture book reading on Wednesday 13 February at 3.45pm (see flyer below). I’m pretty excited about it because it means I get to share some of my favourite children’s books with local children (and their parents). It’s also a way of setting in stone in the schedule each month some time to do something I love…without it being about work. (I have to watch it: workaholism is in my genes.)