Outback Writer

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Eumeralla Launch

Eumeralla was launched today. The party was held in the parish rooms, which have a wonderful view of trees and the Church of St Mary Magdalen in Richmond. When I heard the forecast of torrential rain and storms I thought that no one would be able to come. I was wrong and I am so happy that so many people turned up and made the launch memorable.
It was an afternoon of music and short readings from the novel. Richard Rickford the chairman of The Richmond Writers' Circle did the introductions and two of the readings. Vera Lustig read another short section. They both have expressive voices and someone said afterward that he could see a film script. So if anyone knows Stephen Polikoff or Franco Zeffirelli please lend them a copy of Eumeralla!
Annie Morris sang beautifully and chose songs with an Australian theme. Why she is not famous is a mystery to me.
I am indebted to members of the writers circle and to Peter, my husband. I would not have been able to do it without them.
I will be having another launch party for my work colleagues in the near future to thank them for their encouragement.