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Offshoots Readings


As I mentioned in my last post, Offshoots X will be launched after the workshop of the Geneva Writers’ Conference tomorrow. There will be readings from Offshoots from 17:00, and you’re welcome to come along and listen, or even come earlier for the workshop.
There will be two other readings: one at Payot from 18:00 to 20:00 on Thursday October 1, and one at BooksBooksBooks in Lausanne at 18.30 on Tuesday, November 24. I’ll be reading my poem at the Payot event. I would recommend going to all three if you can. I’m not sure if I can make it to the Lausanne one.

As I mentioned in my last post, Offshoots X will be launched at the Geneva Press Club after the workshop of the Geneva Writers’ Group tomorrow. There will be readings from Offshoots from 17:00, and you’re welcome to come along and listen, or even come earlier for the workshop or critiquing session.

There will be two other readings: one at Payot Chantepoulet from 18:00 to 20:00 on Thursday October 1, and one at BooksBooksBooks in Lausanne at 18.30 on Tuesday, November 24. I’ll be reading my poem at the Payot event, and I would recommend going to all three if you can. I’m not sure if I can make it to the Lausanne one.

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Video: Coffee pavlova recipe


I am working on some more writing-related things, and I encourage people who are here for the writing to go to the launch of Offshoots X (which includes my poem, Role Reversal) after the September 19 workshop but since Writing Cards and Letters finished I also have time to play with other things, such as video.

For my birthday this year, I made my favourite dessert… a New Zealand invention called a pavlova. It’s like a giant meringue which is soft in the centre. Since my friends often ask how to make one, I filmed myself making it in time-lapse mode. I also took photographs of the ingredients, mostly in multilingual Swiss packets, which might help people looking for the ingredients in French-, German- or Italian-speaking countries. I then added music and titles to create this video recipe:

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