I'm excited by a few things, but the things most relevant to this blog are:
1/ my Vegetable Victory project
2/ the launch of Poetry Reader no. 4 - Gawler Poets at the Pub
3/ my poetry collection I'm meeting with Sharon about next week
The thing these all have in common is that they are about poetry in some way.
1/ Vegetable Victory is a project I'm working on while wearing two hats - my poet lover hat and my community Foodie hat. Next year I will be running a months worth of lessons with middle primary school students, talking with them about the importance of eating vegetables. I'll also be reading poetry about vegetables to them, and finding out about what they think about various vegetables. I also hope to get the students writing their poems about vegetables, and putting together a poetry collection to share with their school.
I've spoken about this to various people and have received favourable responses. I really feel this project could be a link toward helping children love their veggies!
2/ This poetry book is being launched this Sunday (28 November 2010) at the Prince Albert Hotel in Gawler South Australia. I'm on the committee who organise the monthly poetry readings at this hotel. We took over from Martin Johnson this year, and a glad that many people come along and share the poetry.
3/ My poetry collection is very close to my heart. I feel I have a good body of work on the subject of child abuse. Some of my poems are extremely autobiographical, and I feel I'm sharing secrets I've kept hidden away for far too long. The process has been therapeutic for me, and I'm feeling much happier about myself and my place in life.
I have challenges in my life and I am gaining strength as I meet the challenges in a variety of ways. Making connections and reaching out to people is keeping me strong and I hope others can connect with me and share the whole process.