Ada Cambridge Biographical Prose Shortlisting update

wil lit fest

I didn’t win but I’m now published so I’m a bona fide writer, obvs. I’m on page 82, hard copies are available at the various Hobsons Bay Libraries or on Smashwords – https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/442820

My piece is titled Love, Death, Art, Gelato.

Me, we

A co- worker tells me she doesnʻt do social networking, if she wants to know the family gossip, sheʻll ring her 94 year old mother. Mum gets facebook status updates from all of the family and thus knows who is getting married, having babies, etcetera. She was also signed up to Blendr by one of her nephews. I laughed in my co- workers’ face when she told me. ʻDo you know what Blendr is?’ I asked. ʻI do now. She gets date requests from 101 year old men.’ We both squawked with cackles at that. Love is blind, ageless too.

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Vote for Australia’s favourite Library

So we have been nominated as one of Australia’s favourite library finalists. Follow the link and vote for the grouse service I help provide the community.
Or vote your your own fav library :D

 

LINK: https://www.alia.org.au/hobsons-bay-libraries Hobsons Bay City Council - WIL LIB

Dolly

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Dolly Parton is on the front cover of the most recent Incite magazine at work. Thatʻs the librarian magazine published for members of ALIA. She has a foundation called Imagination Library that gives children in four countries a book per month from birth until their fifth birthday. This encourages the child to read with help from their family. Imagination Library has joined with a not for profit called United Way Australia to launch the initiative here in Australia. One of the first places to benefit is Doveton, an extremely underprivileged and socially disadvantaged area in the outer South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. I know because this is where I grew up, went to school, and the first library I belonged to was at Autumn Place, Doveton. This initiative of giving children the chance to start reading and build their own library at home gives me hope for the future of young readers in Doveton and other impoverished areas. Dolly Parton is a great performer and a staunch humanitarian and philanthropist. Sheʻs done alright for a dirt poor girl from the Smoky Mountains. Thank you very much for your tireless work in entertainment but even moreso, your inspiration to other dirt poor girls who just love to read.