Sunday, December 04, 2011

26 Treasures Launch Day

It was a great day!

It opened with a long Scots poem by Aimee Chalmers accompanied by an astonishing saxophonist named Richard Ingram. Then through the course of the afternoon each of the 26 of us spoke about the experience of coming to terms with our object, and read what we'd written. Like the objects themselves, the range of 62-word pieces was fascinatingly wide. The audiences for each session were appreciative and in between I did some shameless hustling for the Alternative 26 workshop on 21 January!

And afterwards, when we had the chance to talk together, it was interesting how many of us were saying, "This is great - when can we do it again?!" Definitely addictive, this 26 Treasuring!

Cheers, Joan.

P.S. On another note, I've put a post up on Girls Heart Books titled We Are Not Alone! - come see me there!


At 10:19 AM, Blogger Penny Dolan said...

And what's the Alternative 26 Workshop, please?

At 11:45 AM, Blogger Joan Lennon said...

It's a really neat event coming up on 21st January - here's the link:

A bit far to come? How about entering the competition to win a Kindle and other stuff - for that all you have to do is look online, choose ANY object in the museum that sparks your imagination, and then either write a maximum of 62 words on it or else just a Tweet! And here's the link for that:


At 5:55 PM, Blogger Maureen said...

It sounds (and looks) wonderful: congratulations to all 26 treasures!

At 1:25 AM, Blogger Lindsey Fraser said...

It was a great afternoon - congratulations to all concerned!


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