Meme's essay CHILD is published in Griffith Review Edition 42: Once Upon a Time in Oz
- Edited by Julianne Schultz and Carmel Bird (Available in bookshops from October 23rd 2013)
Meme will be spoke at the Brisbane launch:
- Time: Wednesday November 27th, 2013 6.00pm
- Venue: Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary Street, West End
'DAWN is rising in a pink and grey shriek of galahs. Child, already out of close warmth of swag, tugs my hand. Campfire needs stoking but in the shiver of morning there is something more urgent. Five hours drive the day before and we camped behind this ridge, a stand of she oak nearby promising firewood, rare in desert country, a necessity after sundown. Raised on the muster of sheep and cattle and boiling the billy on open fire, I showed Child the way my mother had shown me to collect sticks watching for spider and centipede, scorpion in this country; showed Child my father’s way of bringing match to twig using the wind as breath. Nestling into Earth, we linked pinkie fingers and swore to be at the top of ridge for dawn.'