The 'bees have been travelling lately. I visited Ballydehob earlier in October, where I read alongside writers Elizabeth Reapy and Shane Ward. Good company and an excellent reading, not to mention many wonderful words shared and eggs had over breakfast during that lovely weekend in West Cork.
This week twitter informed me that Keeping Bees was on its way to Paris, to sit on the shelves at Shakespeare & Co alongside books by Dave Lordan and Jessican Traynor. I am very thankful to the person who saw fit to bring my book to Paris. The one and only time I ever visited a friend and I stayed in an apartment where the bedrooms were up in the converted attic. Looking out over the rooftops from one of the attic windows, my first ever glimpse of Paris, I turned to my friend and said..."It's just like Ratatouille!"
And finally...this coming Friday, I will be on the radio and in Smock Alley Theatre, along with writers Rob Doyle and Daniel Seery - part of RTE 1 Arena's Live Show and the Dublin Book Festival. two places at the same time - you can't miss me!
Dimitra Xidous's debut collection 'Keeping Bees" is available now from Doire Press.