Exciting to receive the latest Eucalypt: A Tanka Journal in the mail. This month celebrating 30 issues of Tanka.
(Beverley George always acclaimed for the first 20 issues.)
Thank you to the editor, Julie Thorndyke and congratulation on her very creative and thoughtful presentation of our tanka. Proud to see my name twice and feel privileged being included in every Eucalypt since I began writing Haiku and Tanka . . . the succinct intimate Japanese form of poetry.
Julie has her own new collection of stories Divertimento: Stories by Julie Thorndyke publ. Ginninderra Press 2021, just recently published by Ginninderra Press so this is double congratulations to her. Julie spoke at Society of Women Writers of NSW last meeting in Member Bites
to Julie Thorndyke on the launch of her novel Mrs Rickaby’s Lullaby.
Celebrating the birth of a new book is always one of the great pleasures, after all the hard work in bring it to fruition. It was launched by the well known poet and writers and mentor Beverley George surrounded by Julie’s family, friends and writing colleagues. And very enjoyable to share a glass of wine and some delicious cheeses while we chatted with writer, friends old and new.
Hartog Bookshop at Macquarie Centre was a welcoming space for just such an experience.
Special mention was made of Ginninderra Press and the invaluable gratitude many of us have for the support we receive from this publishing company. Thanks to Brenda and Stephen Matthews.
Mrs. Rickaby’s Lullaby was a wonderful read, cleverly written with well developed characters and twists of story just like in real life.