ShortNess, Sources and Sauces

Dear reader,

An even shorter one this week, because, crikey, work is multitudinous and time-consuming.

In that frame of mind, in addition to CaBiret on the 24th, I’m also Doing Poems at Vinyl Deptford on Friday 8th. Come along if you want to hear something a little less fluffy…

I gave a talk on Wednesday for Videobrains, as mentioned in my last post. It went very well – mental health and videogames are subjects close to my heart, and I’ve always been interested in what can impact on or help mental illness, having gone through a bad spell of it myself. I’m hoping to expand the talk to an hour, hopefully for Nine Worlds 2018 (assuming the content organisers like the sound of it), as there was a lot more that I would’ve loved to expand on. Unfortunately the talk wasn’t recorded for YouTube – so, in case you’re reading this and were one of the 183 people who took the time to fill out my survey, thank you! The responses were varied, informative and amazingly helpful.

I made use of quite a few webpages and articles for my talk, so I’ve posted a bibliography-of-sorts below. And, well, I now need to go and learn how to use an in-browser conference program, write a bit more poetry and eat pasta. No rest for the wicked, or even the moderately good… Perhaps next week I’ll manage an update on my garden!
The Most Stressed-Out Generation? Young Adults

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