Right now I’m preparing for a rather special performance of my poems on Sunday 24 February 2019, which happens to be my 79th birthday. I’m sharing the stage with a friend who is just a few years younger. I know in advance that the event will be joyful and funny and satisfying all round.
This blog’s theme,”write into life”, is based on certain assumptions:
- The act of writing brings manifold* benefits to the writer: intellectual, emotional, psychological, social, spiritual — even medical!
- These benefits can be amplified as we grow older.
- Writing can bring joy to the writer and joy to the reader. Or the listener.
Hence the poster — come if you can! And please tell your friends on the Kapiti Coast of New Zealand.
And by the way, next time you look at an old stranger, stop and wonder what their life was like and what it is like now…
*Nice word, ay?
PS Actually, I’m not sure how the Cat Thinkies fit in with this blog’s theme. I must catch them reading and writing…
Accessibility: text of the poster above
Two seventies poets. Rebels of the 1970s—poets in their 70s
- RACHEL MCALPINE. From “strident feminist” to web content pioneer to dear little old lady in 79 years and 30 books
- MARGARET AUSTIN. From suburban teacher to Folies Bergères showgirl to fashion icon and poet
St Peter’s Hall Paekakariki 3–4pm 24 February 2019
Tickets cash at the door $10
Followed by Q&A, a cuppa, and books for sale (cash)
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