Thursday, 11 April 2013

Guinea Pig Town


Yesterday, I caught the train to Woodend for the launch of Lorraine Marwood's new poetry collection, Guinea Pig Town and other animal poems (Walker Books).

 The launch was organised by the Goldfields Library and was held in Bendigo and then Woodend.
The weather was just about perfect. Actually, scratch that. It WAS perfect, a glorious mild still autumn day.

There was a great turn out, with many families.

Lorraine read some of her poems, competing at times with quite loud truck noise.
Anyone who is anyone was there, including cats,


guinea pigs of course
and there was even a 'wedding', complete with kiss!

In the train on the way home I read Guinea Pig town, entranced by poems about dogs, cows,cheetahs, narwhals and many many more. After a bit of a poem drought, it was lovely to read some of Lorraine's work (which I love) and it inspired me to begin three new poems of my own.
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Corinne Fenton said...

Looks and sounds like it was a wonderful celebration. Sooo wish I'd been able to come too. Congratulations Lorraine!!!

Life's a poem said...

Claire, loved your company and those photos- go poetry! Hope the collection inspires more poetry!

Claire said...

It was great fun, Corinne. Lorraine will just have to have another launch so you can come!

Claire said...

Lorraine, I was thrilled to be there to share the release of another fab collection.

Now, back to those poems!