Sunday, 29 September 2013

last hours

29 September 2013

My last hours in the George Brown Eco House and I am feeling sad. It has been a rich and rewarding time for me, alone high above the world in my stilted house, watching and listening to the visitors and gardeners below, watching and listening to the bird life. The unfettered freedom to write. It has been extraordinary.
First thanks goes to the board members of the Northern Territory Writers Centre for the residency. A very big thanks to executive director Panos Couros and manager Kaye Hall, both made me feel very welcome and comfortable. Wishing them the success as they work towards to Word Storm 2014 and all other new and exciting writing ventures.
Thanks to the George Brown Darwin Botanic Garden management and staff, Bryan, Nigel, Caroline, Helen, Jeff, Sharon and Jeff’s mate who looked after the open house one afternoon when there was a washer failure and key problem.
Thanks to the security guys who made me feel safe.
Thanks to my workshop attendees Helen, Kaye, Sophie and Kaye
Thanks to everyone who made me feel at home and welcome especially Sandra Thibodeaux for the Mandorah pub expedition, Kaye Aldenhoven for the trip to Fogg Dam and Stokes Wharf and Sophie Cunningham for company at the Darwin Sailing Boat Club on Grand Final Day.
It was wonderful to meet other writers at ‘Off the Page’ and ‘Read Back’ I would like to invite any Northern Territory poets to contact Perth Poetry Club  for a gig if ever in Perth. Perth Poetry Club is held every Saturday 2-4pm at the Moon CafĂ© on William Street Northbridge and everyone is welcome.
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Thanks Darwin for some wonderful skies.

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