The first week of the Orange Young Writers Festival has gone very well. I’m now on week two of my Odyssey with a different set of young people. We look set fair to have a really good journey with Odysseus as our guide.
Here’s a quote from one of the young writers today, ‘Gosh who said Homer was boring! It’s all here isn’t it… the greed, the jealousy, the need for adventure, searching for forbidden fruits, unrequited love, temptation. I just hope friends don’t think I’ve lost the plot when they find me with my nose stuck in Greek mythology books’
Well if they do H. that’s their loss, that’s all I can say! Tell them not to knock it till they’ve tried it and if they want to try it, they should contact Holly at New Writing North and see if she’ll let them come and join us.