Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Two Fires

This is the first image that came up when I did a google image search for 'two fires'.

After our successful panel at TINA last year, PJ, O and I thought we would submit a proposal to present another panel at another festival.

I am excited to announce that we have had our proposal accepted.

The festival is called Two Fires and it takes place in Braidwood, NSW at the end of March. 

The Two Fires Festival is a celebration of poet and activist Judith Wright’s impressive double legacy, and an opportunity to explore the ongoing relevance of that legacy in today’s world. It aims to stoke the two fires of arts & activism.
The theme for this year's festival is Coming Together and the theme for our panel is Social Warming. I'm not quite sure PJ and O have finalised what they're going to be talking about, but my paper is about my experience of becoming a stepmother. For just as charity begins at home, so does social warming. 

4 comments:

ms. delisha said...

Will you post the paper - or link to it? (or send it to me all stealth like via other internets channels?) xx

Di said...

That's great Meg. It sounds like a lovely place to visit and a very exciting festival.

Judith Wright wrote some memorable poems about children. For example, 'To a Child' which ends:

'I would not have you believe
the world is empty of truth,
or that men must grieve;
but hear the song of the martyrs
out of a bush of fire:
"All is consumed with love;
all is renewed with desire." '

(Text)ure and (me)aning said...

I rub my hands infront of the fire that you keep us socially warm with, and Meg once again, we are in tune-..

Meg said...

Ms. Delisha, yes, I shall post a version of my paper after I have presented it, or if I have it published somewhere.

Di, what a beautiful, beautiful poem. Thank you!

And Eddy, your Smoked Tofu post told the story of your fire like a tense movie slowly unfurling. So glad the EGS and you are OK. What a night you had! You must have laughed when you saw the title of my post.