This year I gave my first public reading. The lovely lady who invited me to do so was Sheree Mack, writer in residence at Newcastle’s Literary & Philosophical Society. Here’s Sheree to tell us about her 2013.
2013 has been a great year for you. Do you have a favourite memory professionally?
March was a month of conferences, readings and presentations around the world – Brussels, Boston x2, Washington State – putting Black British Women’s Writing on the radar.
And how about a favourite moment from 2013 generally?
The summer of Dunbar residencies inspired by John Muir – the creator of American National Parks – 100 years since the publication of his book.
Favourite book in 2013?
‘Wild‘ by Cheryl Strayed.
Favourite film of 2013?
Favourite song of the year?
Anything by Rudimental.
Any downsides for you in 2013?
When my self-created retreat Sagra delle Words in Italy came to an end but there is always next year.
Are you making resolutions for 2014?
Just to keep doing what am doing with integrity.
What are you hoping for from 2014?
I’m hoping for less hatred and more love.