Writing

Writing

1. paragraph from my book, Bachri 

The world was soft and brown. The world was my mother. A tongue that scraped along my stomach and very softly pushed me. “Bachri, sweetie, get up.”
Get up? What was that? But I followed Mother’s tongue and suddenly I had four legs to stand on. Mother stood there, comforting and soft. My heart was big with joy.

I am half way through my new book for children ‘Ursula‘ about the Jews escaping from Denmark to Sweden in 1943.

From 2010 to 2011I  attended courses for children’s writing at CityLit in London with authors Lou Kuenzler and Josh Lacey, as well as scriptwriting courses with scriptwriters Phil O’Shea and Guy Meredith.

My children’s book Bachri is now at a publisher in New York. He intends to publish it as an e-book.

I am currently revising the film script of my story, Bachri: The Journey to the Cows’ Land.

In 2009 I stayed at the Residential Grant House, Gammel Have on the island of Fyn, finishing the translation of Bachri to English.

In 2006 I moved to London for ½ year and attended writing courses at CityLit with Martine Evans, as well as journalism courses at the Mary Ward Centre.

In the spring of 2006 I attended the Hemmingway School in Copenhagen taught by Danish children’s author,Irene Pedersen.

I have attended several of the courses, taught by Danish writer Bente Clod.

I have always carried a notebook and mostly written poems and reflections. I’ve had things published in anthologies.

One day in Varanassi a story started wanting to be told. I wrote a small children’s book and have revised and revised it since then, after having first re-written it in English.

 

Cover of the exhibition's book "Korsør gennem Tiderne". Grafic and layout by Anja Barfod.

In 2008 I co-exhibited with the international known Danish artist, Birthe Bo Sakurai, at the Korsør Museum.. I wrote stories inspired by her paintings. A special catalogue was printed with the stories and the paintings.

 

I have written many stories, but have never sent any to a publisher.

I have had a poem published in CityLit’s Between Lines, and a few articles in Danish newspapers.

 

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