Telling stories

I’m feeling quite pleased with myself, as I’ve just booked my tickets to get along to A Gala Night of Storytelling 2011:Voices, at the Wheeler Centre…

They had an amazing program last year of presentations by local and international writers, and other generally interesting people.  To my disappointment, I didn’t manage to get to any of them – I just looked longingly at the Facebook posts as they came through.

Not so this year, as my schedule is now a little less medical and a little more literary.  Ticket is purchased so I can go and join in on 11 Feb for the centre’s first event of the year.  I’m particularly looking forward to hearing from John Birmingham, Mem Fox and Sonya Hartnett, but the international guests look amazing too – an absolute treat!

A quick reading update…

I’m report writing right now, but I can’t wait to finish up so I can get back to reading The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, by Japanese author Haruki Murakami.  It’s been a while since I’ve been quite so intrigued…I really don’t know where it’s going to end up, wonderful!

If you’re into a bit of fancy, a touch of the surreal, and want to share in a quiet, calm tale of a painful journey, give this book a look I’d say.

I’m half-way through, and as as I said before I really can’t pick how it’s going to resolve, so stay tuned.

But for now, back to the grindstone to get this report finished off and then for a little weekend reading time.

Cheers, Mandi J

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tim
    Jan 29, 2011 @ 06:44:18

    Hey Mandi,
    Glad you’re enjoying Murakami – thought you’d dig it! Check out the rest when you have time; Kafka on the Shore is great and Dance Dance Dance if another surreal trip. The closest I’ve found to reading a David Lynch movie.

    I was going to start a blog about Tokyo but now it’ll look like I’m copying 😦


  2. That Book You Like
    Jan 29, 2011 @ 06:53:44

    You picked it Tim, you know me well. I will certainly check out the others, thanks for the info, I’d not done that digging yet.

    BTW, my blog is very unlikely to have anything in it about Tokyo 😉 so go crazy!


  3. That Book You Like
    Jan 30, 2011 @ 05:19:20

    Just found out I’ve got a mate to sit with at the Gala Night…, I’m thrilled, now I don’t have to look like a scotty!


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