Friday, 21 November 2008
Early on Sunday morning I will fly to Paris. I'm giving a reading at the Centre Culturel Irlandais on Tuesday night at 7.30pm. I'm also staying at the Centre. This is my first gig in Paris and I'm completely excited about it.
I've been going to Paris once, twice, three times a year for the last 10 years, all thanks to Michael O'Leary and his cheap Ryanair flights. I won't hear a word against the man. But, it feels different to be going for work.
When I first got serious about writing (i.e. trying to get published, attending workshops etc.) I met an older poet who regularly read in Paris. I remember thinking I want that life.
I'll report on the trip when I get back.