The Notched Wing

Helen Tara Hughes – Poetry, Fiction, Film, Phantasms

Tara writes for Back of the Book.

I was asked to write a wee piece about working downtown before the G20 weekend, for the new online magazine, Back of the Book.

Above the yellow zone: the secretary’s diaries.

My life is changing radically, and the day on which this piece was due was one of the most personally difficult days in recent memory.

Reassuring to know that I can still write when things are going wrong.

hope you like it…

t.

Author: smallboy

Helen Tara Hughes is a writer, producer and actor. An award-winning theatre performer, she cut her teeth in classical and new work at major theatres across Canada, including the Stratford Festival. Her first taste of documentary work – a POV radio documentary for CBC’s ‘Outfront’ – gave her the documentary bug, and in 2009 she transitioned into Producing with the feature documentary, Goodness in Rwanda. As a writer, she has been published by Backofthebook.ca, Eros Digest, and TWISI, and has a book of short stories that will be published in the fall of 2012. As a filmmaker, she creates short films based on poetic writing. She moonlights as an Asst Producer and Coordinator for documentary, factual, and independent films, and is developing a slate of her own media projects for 2013.

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