For those who like a bit of food and wine to accompany stories, there is a local event happening at 919 Wines on the 14th of April. Walk on the Wild Side presented by 919 Wines, Whistling Kite Vineyards, Illalangi Gourmet Foods and Country Arts SA will feature performances and spoken word including monologues ‘Prince Willy’ by Yve Black and ‘Stick’ by Carolyn Burns published by Currency Press as part of The Voices Project in 2012 performed by Riverland actors Jessica Weidenhofer and Jamie Butters. Other written and spoken word from the Riverland Creative Writing Group will also be showcased. Local musicians Renee Cox and Jess Weidonhofer will also wow the crowd with acoustic guitar and ukelele performances respectively.
I am hoping to have something finished off in time for this event. Unfortunately, due to an extremely busy March, I didn’t manage to finish off the Sky Ships short story for The Bath Short Story Award, so should have it ready to premier at this event. I have never had any of my work be read publicly (at least that I know of) which is a little daunting. I am not sure if this would be the sort of event to read out the ‘Endgame’ story due to it’s dark content. The Sky Ships idea is more suited due to it being more uplifting in the end, after the events that are featured. I guess time will tell.