„La Sorgente“ is a local magazine of Caposele/Italy (Hometown of my parents) which is distributed worldwide to Italian immigrants. I feel very honored, and this over many years, to be part of it and contribute regularly with some articles. I was asked from director Nicola Conforti last spring to write something for the 1ooth issue. At that time, we know, Covid-19 was at its peak and with measures taken, all of us were confident to get a grip…
I experienced the lockdown in a dystopian state: no living soul around in town, looking for food, the family at a distance…the slogan was keep social distance! In my opinion the right one would have sound: physical distance.
Regrettably the pandemic has beaten back much more violently! Myself I’m an optimistic person, but this time I must admit we will feel hard times and pass severe trials. Stay strong and safe!
Being member of the Swiss Writing Women (Schweizer Schreibfrauen), I was honored to hold the premiere of reading at the new opened Realisierbar. Together with my writing colleague Dorothe Zürcher, we delivered a very thrilling and creepy reading!
Dorothe is a well-known historian, specialized on saga’s of the town of Zurich and some other Swiss town’s. She read some passages of her new saga „Der Schwarze Garten“ (The Black Garden – it’s an old building in the old part of Zurich).
We later found out, that earlier at Realisierbar was the premiere of the well-known song „Steiner Chilbi“. Regrettably I don’t know the formerly name of this place! Realisierbar has been created by Jeanette Blank and offers a wide range of activities, please get in touch via www.realisierbar.com
Ready for some nightmare?
So we finally did it!
Covid-19 has turned upside down the literary world as well! It’s possible now to hold readings in compliance to the regulations. It was a pleasure to start up with my colleague writers Monique Baeriswyl and Conny Vischer.
Monique’s novels thematize the Celts. She discovered many years ago during a walk in the forest, close to her home, celtic remains. She later researched together with an archaeologist, that there is probably a celtic village underneath the ground.
Conny loves Scotland and their old stories of the clans, in her novel she writes about the everlasting hostility between the MacDonald’s and Campbell’s…and the tribal war between this clans was 500 years ago!
Myself did a deep dive into cyberwar and witchcraft. During a sleepless night last year, I spent some time zapping on TV and saw an interesting documentary about the darknet, this was the trigger to „E38“!
It’s funny to be a fortune teller!