For Jen, this trip is not only vacation, but also work. As well as giving a workshop to local writers whilst we were in Victoria, she was also one of the featured readers at the weekly Planet Earth Poetry at the Black Stilt Cafe.
This was only the third time I’ve been to one of her readings, and I enjoyed it immensely. Even the part where she decided that the two of us should get up and sing together. I have to say that we were a roaring success, but mainly because we succumbed to a fit of hysteria in verse 3 that did more to entertain the audience than our singing could ever have managed! Despite three attempts at a restart, we never did manage to finish. There’s some rather embarrassing photographic evidence on the Planet Earth Poetry blog.