Monthly Archives: December 2011

Some books and blogs

It’s remiss of me not to have mentioned yet the beautiful blog maintained by Kári Gíslason, “Are My Feet In The Way? Place, Travel and Writing Home” ( My writing buddy, Kathy George, posted a “Letter from Cape Town” on … Continue reading

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Happy endings

Elisabeth‘s response to my post about writing when feeling “endangered” reminded me of an interesting discussion I’ve been having with one of my tutors, the delightful Lee McGowan. Having read literally hundreds of literary short stories this year, I’m a … Continue reading

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Safety and Creativity

Having named this blog “place of safety”, I began to wonder if some people might question the role of safety in creativity. Surely “being safe” implies a static state – comfort, complacency, well-being. That sounds kind of bourgeois and dull. … Continue reading

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Griffith Review Christmas Party

Wonderful evening at Avid Reader last night, celebrating another excellent year for the Griffith Review. Enjoyed readings by Melissa Lucashenko, Rachael S. Morgan, Cory Taylor, Sally Breen and Alan Vaarwerk. Editor Julianne Shultz raised again the worrying trend in book … Continue reading

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What’s it all about?

I’ve started this blog as a community for creative writers who are interested in the relationship between writing, self and place. There are some physical, geographical places in the world that are very special to me, as a person and … Continue reading

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