Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Safari Blessings





Yesterday I read my short story Safari Blessings at the Edinburgh City of Literature Story Shop event at Edinburgh International Book Festival. It was lovely to read in front of such a nice audience in the wonderful Spiegeltent. Thanks to everyone who came along to listen!



I've been delighted to have been a part of Story Shop. As well as having the opportunity to read at the Book Festival, we had an excellent workshop on reading in front of an audience and it's been great to meet the other authors involved and to go along to all their readings - and there are still more - at 4pm every day until the end of the festival! So if you're in Edinburgh why not pop along! The readings are free and last just ten minutes so you can easily slot them into your other festival activities!


For those of you who weren't there, you can now read Safari Blessings in full here.

9 comments:

Alison Wiley said...

How excellent, to read your short story at such a major festival. I've bookmarked Safari Blessings so that I can read it at the end of one of my work-days (good fiction always revives me). Thanks for sharing this, Juliet.

bunnits said...

Wonderful! And thanks for the link.

Titus said...

Congratulations! It sounds (and looks) like a great event. Love the story (and love the dress).

Martin said...

I'll be taking a look at Safari Blessings, first thing in the morning. Thanks Juliet.

Rabbits' Guy said...

WOOT!

You always inspire us. So many write and then keep it all private.

Dave King said...

Hearty congratulations. A real honour, but a most deserved one.

Wild_Bill said...

I read, and then I listed to you reading. A wonderful, splendidly written story both when read silently and aloud.

I really liked that you took a not so positive side of human nature and still managed to find a nice spin to the story. The contrast between the gluttony of the tourists and the stark country they visited was so true.

Hippo eggs, monsters in the lake? What more could they ask for.

Many thanks, you are an exquisite writer.

Lucy said...

You have, indeed you make yourself, such an interesting life!

Manish Edida said...

I read the story. Its realy nice.