Magic & Instinct in Writing Prose about Trauma

A few weeks ago I attended a great event held by Electric Literature on  Magical Feminism, an editorial discussion with Marie-Helene Bertino and my friend and colleague Elissa Washuta. It was a really inspiring discussion. You can watch the video back here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/acqg3qqk Halimah Marcus interviewing Elissa Washuta & Marie-Helene Bertino I really liked what Marie-Helene Bertino [...]

Witchy Poetry Events

So it is nearly time for Halloween, Samhain, the Day of Dead, All Hallow's Eve. Whatever you call it, it's a witchy time of year, and I have plans for organizing and attending some great literary events. First up, this Monday 26th, I have booked my ticket to attend a great event from Electric Literature: [...]

Culture Declares Emergency

Today I signed up to the pledge at Culture Declares Emergency. It is an international organization bringing arts and culture organizations together as well as individual people working in the arts and culture industries: Mission: the cultural sector is a leading contributor in creating a regenerative future that sustains everyone, everywhere. Vision: to grow, support and [...]

Green Film Reviews: “Normal is Over 1.1”

Normal is Over 1.1 (directed and create by Renee Scheltema) is an award winning film packed with ideas about tackling ecological crisis. Most valuable are the different experts who speak about new approaches and inspiring ideas. This focus on individuals springs from Ian McCallum, director of the Wilderness Foundation, who suggests that human beings are [...]