Hi everyone! My name is Anais, and I am an intern at Wild Weeds Press. I am currently completing a double major in English Literature and History, as well as a minor in Journalism.
I am passionate about reading and writing and I am currently undertaking further studies in poetry outside my university course. This may have started with my mother naming me after author and memoirist Anaϊs Nin. Through my studies at university I have been introduced to a variety of wonderful authors, who have inspired my crazy plan to pursue a writing career! Sylvia Plath's poems 'Love Letter' and 'Poppies in October' sparked by interest in poetry, and it was Plath's unabridged journals which confirmed my desire to be a writer sincere. My mother is an educator and an academic and often tells me that although teaching and research is her job it is also her vocation and passion. I hope I will be able to say the same about creating, writing and editing.
My own interest in writing extends to music. I am a song writer and lyricist and love playing with my band 'Lola's Dead' at local venues. I write poetry and stories in solitude but when it comes to music, I share this passion with my Dad. One of my favourite things to do is collaborate and write songs with my father. It's such a wonderful feeling to create something with someone who loves it just as much (if not more) than me.
My internship at Wild Weeds Press has given me an exciting opportunity to integrate the knowledge I have obtained during my degree with Wild Weeds. So far I have met and learnt from other writers and editors which has been an exciting, and at times, intimidating experience. I have had the pleasure of working with my supervisor Lisa, attending literary dinners, participating in poetry workshops and reading a variety of different stories, poetry and memoirs. This was a refreshing and fun change from my university reading and schedule. My internship is coming to an end but I hope I can continue to be a part of the Wild Weeds Press community.
'And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self doubt'
- Sylvia Plath