News Flash! Dream Houses Launch confirmed for the beautiful Lesesaal bookshop and cafe, Stadthausbrücke 6 Hamburg, on 25 October at 7.30 pm.
This is a slightly truncated version of the interview I did with Romanian poet, Iowa alumnus, journalist and publisher Andra Rotaru about writerly attraction and literary crushes. Part one is all over this page here. PART TWO ANDRA ROTARU (AR): What are the literary and artistic tendencies that you are attracted to? TSS: I think […]
In 2017 it was my privilege to be an invited guest of the European Poetry Biennale at Transilvania University in the gorgeous Romanian city of Brasov. It was a truly game-changing experience for me; from being approached for an autograph by a shy young woman with dazzling blue eye shadow in the local kebab shop, […]
Tessa Sinclair Scott’s first poetry collection; 13 years, 3 countries and 2 languages in the making. Published by Kelsay Books and with a foreword by acclaimed Australian poet Judith Beveridge.
The poem Paradise Diptych (download here) from my first poetry collection DREAM HOUSES was inspired by this mural by New Zealand artist Colin McCahon. Painted directly on the interior wall of the artist’s kitchen, circa 1952, it was acquired directly from McCahon’s French Bay home (now the McCahon House museum) by my father in the […]
Look what just popped out of its 📦 The first of 2 posters I designed for the luscious Lisa Stick Septett | See them at Birdland and all over jazzy Hamburg joints this summer!! Thanks to the fabulous @ogaudrey for the 📷 and to Lisa for being such a super sweet project partner. Yay! 🐛>🦋 #lisastickseptett #birdland #hamburgjazz
Dingodabulous and his mates Crocoriffic and Goannagogo reveal the magical world of Urbanimaland, a place that exists in the cracks of the big city where, unseen by adult eyes, the Urbanimals dance, make magic, art & music. A funny, silly set of rhyming verses with collage illustrations and adventurous language for readers between 5 and […]
Someone, somewhere, once said that we become the books that we read. So, if we read happy books, we get happy, right? Well, now you can experiment on yourself with the nicely produced volume Was Mein Leben Reicher Macht from Knaur Verlag. These collected musings of Die Zeit reading Germans are now available in hardback […]
For the good folks at The Local, I can’t thank you enough that you’ve featured my blog of letters, from Hamburg, called (appropriately enough) ‘Letters from Hamburg‘, twice in the last little while in the Ex-Pat Dispatches column…
More than one million kids in 60 countries have enjoyed Kindermusik since its beginnings in the United States in 1978. Hamburg’s very own Kindermusik Studio is run by dedicated ex-pat American entrepreneur Karen Bergquist-Lüth. Karen aims to create a musical experience that will engage children and their families in the fun and excitement of exploration […]