New Audio / Memoir : Bernice Chauly, Salena Godden, Agustinus Wibowo & Janet Steele | #UWRF13

Monday, 11 November 2013


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Its a rainy Monday here in London. I’ve just got home from the wonderful Aldeburgh Poetry Festival. I'm sitting here drinking pots of tea, loading up hundreds of photos, gazing lovingly at my shiny pile of brand new books. Today I am finally unpacking my gig bag, emptying my performance head, I want to try to write about the joy of poetry and literary festivals and all these wonderful writers and poets I’ve been lucky enough to meet this past few weeks, from Ubud to Aldeburgh.

Doing my research, I'm delighted to stumble upon this, its the audio of Professor Janet Steele hosting our session at Ubud.

If you want to picture it, its early Sunday morning and I'm seated alongside Malaysian poet and author Bernice Chauly and Indonesian travel writer Agustinus Wibowo and we are here to discuss the subject of ‘Writing Memoir’  - For me this conversation was a huge delight and highlight of the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival. It was inspiring, both work and life affirming, to meet fellow memoirists and to discover we have so many things in common, not just in our stories, our childhoods and our ghosts, but also our journeys to get our books written and published. Writing memoir isn't easy and talking about memoir isn’t easy either. But this session was a highlight not just of #UWRF13 but also of this past six months of my exciting Unbound crowd funding adventure. So, put the kettle on and get your ears around this, it is just as good, in fact, its even better than I remember.

Thank you so much for all your pledges, your RT's and all your support!

Last time I peeked we were teetering over 80% funded and that's all thanks to all of you. Thank you, you and you!


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Publication date: September 2014
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