Do we write to be free of our ghosts or to welcome them?

Do we write to be free of our ghosts or to welcome them?

“I am often asked why I write. My stock answer is always the same: I write to better understand myself. But what if the true answer is that I move through life feeling haunted? What if writing is my version of a Ouija or spirit board? Do I tap, tap, tap at my keyboard to discover answers to questions that haunt me? Perhaps.”

More September Events at Kogawa House

More September Events at Kogawa House

More events this September: A Gelato a Day travel anthology launch with editor and travel writer Claudia Laroye; Working with Water: Performance by multimedia artist Johannes Zits; Poets Return, our annual poetry reading by local poets; Worth More Growing: Youth Poets Pay Homage to Trees youth anthology launch; and Exit Wounds poetry launch by Tāriq Malik.