Monday, October 31, 2011

Interests and interesting acmes

Dear blog readers and chummy chums!

So much has happened in the past few months it is hard to believe how time has flown by. Cliché but true. Now autumn is upon us in a profusion of yellows, reds and browns.

Well, instead of going into a long explanation filled with whats, whens and hows, I have decided to be concise and surf over the highlights.

In the summer, I interviewed three filmmakers from different countries and with varying filmatographic backgrounds. It was fascinating to discover how hard it is, yet how rewarding, filmmaking as an experience is.

- Offshoots 11 published one of my short stories "The Letter" - Hoorah! I did a reading in the city in early October. That was very nerve wracking as I kept accelerating and slowing down reading - mainly because I forgot to breathe. The book is beautiful (layout, stories and writers) and more definitely worth the read.

 - My poem "Away from Home" was accepted for publication in America. Then when and how are unknown as yet.

I also spent the summer taking pictures of the city and the construction work and tried to find purpose in change and readaptation. The global economic crisis, the famine, and the natural diasters have taken centre stage in our general consciousness and hopefully reminded us of just how changeable and fragile our world as well as our lives truly are.

Vive la planete!

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