A local poet has a busy November ahead of her.
BEACONSFIELD creative Tineke Van der Eecken has a busy November ahead.
The poet, author and jewellery maker will launch new projects involving her three artistic loves within days of each other, kicking off with the release of her new book Traverse on November 4.
She said Traverse, which was shortlisted in the 2016 T.A.G Hungerford Awards, was a fictional account of real events she experienced a few years ago.
“Traverse tells two parallel stories; one charts the insurmountable psychological pressures of a marriage and family on the rocks and the other is the story of a physical challenge, an almost impossible trek on foot through the jungle and mountains of Madagascar with a view to save the marriage,” she said.
“This is such a personal story, I feel vulnerable in sharing it with the world, not only for myself but also for my family but fortunately they are all in support of the book’s publication.”
Ms Van der Eecken will also join a group of artists in a new exhibition using re-imagined found, recycled and traditional materials to create art.
She has created about 25 pieces of jewellery for Re-Imagined, which will feature work from a dozen local artists including Rosi Mitchell, Louise Carre, Beba Hall, Jill Ansell and Geraldine Pillinger.
She will help launch the seventh edition of romantic anthology Poetry d’Amour on November 16.
Poet, author and jewellery maker Tineke Van Der Eecken.