To launch the 2015 Story Wine Prize competition, Overland and Story Wines, in collaboration with the Emerging Writers' Festival, is hosting book party. The venue, Curtin House’s Metropolis art bookstore, an old Communist headquarters, will add a vintage vibe.
Story Wine will launch and serve (for free) its new vintage shiraz which will have the 2014 prize-winner, Leah Swann's story published on its label. Starts at 6pm.
"What does being a writer mean to me? It means simply being true to my imagination. When I write something, I think of it not as being factually true (mere fact is a web of circumstances and accidents), but as being true to something deeper. When I write a story, I write it because somehow I believe in it -- not as one believes in mere history, but rather as one believes in a dream or in an idea." Jorge Luis Borges, This Craft of Verse.
In a creative writing exercise on a school visit, a student was stunningly true to his imagination. He told me the most precious thing he could imagine was:
"the stone of souls: to look at it is like looking at pure sunlight, to touch it sends a shiver down your spine."