Thanks to Hobsons Bay Libraries, a little reflection of mine is part of a booklet celebrating the importance of libraries.
Turning the Page, Our Library Story quotes 70 local residents, from a six year old girl to a yoga teacher to authors and musicians to community elders.
My contribution begins:
Writing can be a solitary pursuit. Mostly I write from home, in my study, but every now and then I need the silent camaraderie of being in a library, amongst those kindred souls who appreciate words and books and ideas – and stillness…They all respect that a library is both a private place and a communal space.
The booklet is available from all Hobsons Bay Libraries and is also the basis of a touring exhibition – I never thought I’d see my words on display in a badminton centre or at golf club or in a sea scouts hall. Or in a shopping centre!