Hello my dears,
How are you? I hope you are ok.
I hope you are finding some calm and kindness in all this chaos and turbulence. I hope you are finding time to take a breath and to dream a little dream. Just a quick blog post this morning to share a handful of autumn delights, some lovely gigs and some links to some new work. I'm trying not to do much touring and performing this autumn and winter. I can feel myself getting ready to hibernate and feeling the need to write and hide away a bit. I have some really exciting announcements on the way, big things happening, but I cannot share any of that yet ... so I've been getting back into my routine, my 4am early starts, drinking tea, writing, watching the dark morning light, the September sun rising later and later as the weeks pass. Feeling the changing weather, changing season, changing tides, changing world, changing energies. Feeling every thing shifting, changing, inevitably, irrevocably. Feeling all the feelings, feeling all the changes.
Scroll down for some shows and new work, I hope to see you out and about...
Take care of your big, bold and beautiful hearts,
Sending love and solidarity,
September 24 - Walthamstow Weekender
Performance with Amber Marks plus solo reading
Rose and Crown, Walthamstow, London
September 26 - 'What Remains?'
Exciting book launch with Ru Callender & Bill Drummond
The Social, London
October 3 - Under The Covers
with Louisa Young & host Ella Berthoud
The House of St Barnabus, Soho, London
October 11 - Verve Poetry Night
with Repeat Beat Poet, Elizabeth McGeown, Priyanka Joshi
& host Sam J Grudgings, The Glee Club, Birmingham
October 15 - Writers Rebel - Festival of Resistance
4pm, the Tate Modern, London
NEW! OUT NOW!
Caught By The River Review:
'What Remains?' by Ru Callender
"Published later this month by Chelsea Green, Ru Callender’s ‘What Remains? Life, Death and the Human Art of Undertaking’ is our Book of the Month for September. Salena Godden reviews, finding a great work of craft and beauty, humanity, heart and soul, which is both deeply loving and revolutionary in spirit."
Poem 'tomorrow's roses' published at Wilderness
Lina Iris Viktor