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Thursday May 10

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  Happening in Desire  




Lexie’s Visit

This week we were joined in the store by Natalie Lovett, author of Lexie’s Village. She brought her daughter Lexie with her, and together, they delivered autographed copies of the book before Natalie’s return appearance on The Project.

Lexie’s Village is Natalie’s personal account of the surprises, challenges and rewards of embryo donation and the process of IVF treatment.

For more information about Lexie’s Village, see the clip below. For a signed copy of the book, pop in to Desire Books & Records where they’re available now for $25 each*.

Keep reading for heaps of details about upcoming events in the store.

Cheers,

Dom

*As these books are new, copies are not available for store credit.
 
Some background on the book Lexie’s Village, “as seen on The Project, Australian Story, Today Tonight and The Morning Show”. Signed copies available now at Desire.

  Also Happening in Desire  



Coming Up
 
  • Friday 18 May (evening): SPECIAL EVENT live performance by arts therapist musician Carrie showcasing her latest album Under the Same Sun (info below)
  • Friday May 18 (morning): new regular event Tell Me a Story – story time for kiddies and their mums (info below)
  • Tue 29 May (evening): The Elephant in the Room Bonfire Night @ Desire open mic (info below)
  • Tue 5 June (evening): Burning Desire (info to come)
  • Tue 12 June (evening): Writers Rumble - our writers group returns (info below)
  • Some time in the future: A film night. Premiering a student doco about Desire Books & Records. (We'll include some behind-the-scenes images towards the bottom of this newsletter.)


  Special Event  


 


  Carrie - Under the Same Sun

  Live @ Desire Books & Records  

Date: Friday 18th May
Time: 7pm
Entry by Donation

 

Carrie is a singer/songwriter and musician (saxophone/guitar) who released her first studio album in 2017: Under the Same Sun (check out the Facebook page for more info!)

Carrie creates heart and soul prayer songs aimed to inspire, bring hope and connect us to the things that matter most. Inspired by her own experience, her work and diverse encounters with people around the world, Carrie writes about the themes of life – from human trafficking; abuse; home and belonging; gratitude and grace; ritual and ceremony; being marginalised and on the edge; suffering and hope; to faith and unity; and love and surrender.

Carrie is also a photographer with an avid interest in all of the arts for expression,  healing, social action and change. Her music is informed by her work as an Arts Psychotherapist with Ragamuffin International/Cambodia (est. 1999) where she is Co-Founder/Director of Arts Therapy Services. Carrie is an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist, qualified trainer, supervisor and consultant.

Carrie’s passion for music has resulted in a collaboration with Euan Gray and the creation of Songkites, a ground-breaking therapeutic music project that nurtures creative expression, leadership and community through songwriting, production and performance with young people in Cambodia and post-conflict contexts around the world. For more information, get online and check out the Songkites website.

Thinking of attending? Let us know via Facebook.


  Children’s Story Time  



Starting Friday 18 May and continuing on the third Friday of each month thereafter, Desire Books and Records will host ‘Tell Me a Story’ at 10:30am. This is specifically designed for the kids who aren’t at school or kindy, to attend with their mums (or dads/grannies/nannies/au pairs/governesses/fairy godmothers), with stories, sing-a-longs and some audience participation.

If you’ve got a child, or know someone else who does, who’d be interested, please let them know. (And let us know if they/you are coming.)
May 29th is the anniversary of Michael Jackson's attempt to buy the skeletal remains of Joe Merrick, aka ‘The Elephant Man’. So our theme for this month’s Bonfire, May 29th, is ‘The Elephant in the Room’. If you're wondering, “is this something we need to talk about?” the answer is, only if you want to – you don't have to stick to the theme. But if you're up for the challenge, you can devise poetry/songs/stories/yarns about:
• the obvious problem nobody wants to discuss;
• the dominant paradigm in dire need of challenging;
• the [im]permanence of memory;
• the reality only you (or Big Bird!) can see;
• Apu from The Simpsons;
• the removal of obstacles; or
• any other elephantine or pachydermal theme, idea or schema you can devise.
Or not.
Totally up to you.

On the night: show begins 8pm sharp.
Performers: arrive 7:30pm even if you intend to be on in the second half.

Entry by gold coin donation.


  Writers Rumble Returns  



Our Writers Rumble resumes as of the second Tuesday of June (Tuesday 12); all levels of writer, all genres of writing welcome. Email your details to Kiah Daly and we’ll get back to you real soon.
See you at Desire!
If you like any artwork in this newsletter – like the Bonfire, Writer’s Rumble or Tell Me A Story poster designs – and need similar artwork, or indeed, a newsletter of your own, get in touch – we know someone who can help!
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