A super quick post just to let you know about a couple of Dorky Family things going on in other places.
My third column is up at The Island Review. It’s all about food in Tasmania and you can read it here.
Far more exciting is that DorkyDad’s first big poetry gig in Tasmania is happening this Thursday night. It’s called Beat Night – Where Jazz Meets Spoken Word and it’s at the Lark Cellar Door at 7pm.
The band is a brilliant group of musicians – Andrew Legg (piano and hammond organ), Nick Haywood (bass), Alf Jackson (drums), Al Dobson (horn), Damien Kingston (guitar), and Frank Bansel.
I always get super nervous watching him at events, but this one should be a lot of fun, and I’m hoping that a dram or two might keep me calm… Please come along if you can!
I love doing spoken word to Jazz! Guess I’m Uberdork!
Noo, nothing dorky about spoken word! It’s super cool.
You are such a creative bunch in your family. I hope Dorky Dad’s poetry night goes really, really well. I also wanted to pop over to tell you that I am taking a break now until the New Year – so have a wonderful Christmas and New Year in the sunshine! XXX
Thanks lovely lady! Have a well deserved rest after your busy year of writing. Can’t wait to see you back online in 2015 x
How did it go? I really wish you didn’t live so far away!
I know, pretty tricky to pop from Arizona to Hobart just for one night… But it went so well, thanks for asking. There was a good crowd, and both the band and the poet did a great job. Can’t wait to see them do it again soon.
Posts like this make me wish I lived nearby and could visit. It must be your brilliant writing Ruth but I always feel that I’m much much closer than I actually am x
Ahh you love, thanks for such a kind comment. There hasn’t been much writing recently, but I’m making blogging fit around life, rather than life fit around blogging, so that’s no bad thing 🙂 Miss you lots, hope to see you on one hemisphere or another before too long x