Attended the launch tonight of the first book by young Melbourne writer Brigitte Lewis, a poetic verse novel no less inspired by the poetry of Dorothy Porter, but taking it in a new edgy direction. Brigitt talked about trying to write the lesbian scene into the mainstream of Melbourne life and launch was accompanied by some stunning photographs and a video montage as well.
The nice thing is that, a while ago now, I taught Brigitte at school and worked with her in a writing group we had there. It was fantastic to see some of that extraordinary energy and commitment she had then coming to something like fruition tonight.
There’s a gorgeous website about the book HERE.