How lucky everyone was fit and well and able to attend.
Women Writing History and my book launch of What time is it there? was the last event on the Eltham library’s calendar before the coronavirus restrictions and closures were put in place.
I was lucky enough to have my son, Paul and his wife, Marian plus Ron, Robyn and Walker beside me for support. I thought I’d be okay on my own, but I honestly needed them there and they were so supportive.
You can buy a copy of the book at Amazon.com
What time is it there? was finally launched by Wendy Dunn of Posey Quill Publishing during the Women Writing History Event at the Eltham Library last Saturday. Even with last minute cancellations we still had nearly fifty people there. The staff at the Eltham Library were fantastic and provided free sandwiches and glasses for the champagne and wine. The nibblies were enjoyed by everyone.
I know that many book launches have been cancelled and we have friends in New Zealand who can’t get home. So sad, but so necessary.
I was just so thankful that I had my moment in the sun.
My workshop on How to Write the Mother was a huge success. Many writers used their twenty minutes of Free Writing to tap into their memories of their own mothers, although they could have written anything that popped into their head. The stories they read out, written during the Splurge were so good that Kath Hart from the Eltham Library wants us to print them out for an anthology.
Of course all that might have changed due to the impact of the coronavirus.
Who knows where it will end?