"…a library is not just a reference service: it is also a place for the vulnerable. From the elderly gentleman whose only remaining human interaction is with library staff, to the isolated young mother who relishes the support and friendship that grows from a Baby Rhyme Time session, to a slow moving 30-something woman collecting her CDs, libraries are a haven in a world where community services are being ground down to nothing. I’ve always known libraries are vital, but now I understand that their worth cannot be measured in books alone."
story of a girl →
It starts on the very first day of year one, when you go to sit a table full of boys you know and like and who, you thought, liked you, too, only to have them get up as one and relocate to the next table over, muttering about “girl germs”. You follow them out of shock, refusing to sit alone and…
Oh, Canberra folks: I’m reading some poetry tomorrow night (Wednesday) at the Phoenix with a bunch of other local folks for a CD launch. Feel free to come down and heckle everyone else but me.