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What else has happened...

On Saturday, 29 March, the AGM of the BSV-Bern (Association of Authors of the Canton of Berne) took place in Berne. As I wasn't able to take time off work, I only joined in at 17h for the "cosy" part of the evening.

Konrad Pauli read from his two latest publications "Seit jeher unterwegs" (At All Times on the Raod) and "Marcos Blicke ins Seeland" (Marco's glances into the Seeland) [the "Seeland" being the part of Canton Berne where I'm from; around the lake of Biel]. The short stories and pieces of flash fiction alternatingly made us laugh, feel nostalgic or pensive. (For instance, when Konrad Pauli read how half of the village and Marco build an ice rink during a longer frosty period, it reminded me of the last time the "Häftli" (a river part near the place where I live) froze over two or three years ago. Half of our region met there on the ice at the weekend for an impromptu festival.)
Konrad Pauli's reading was accompanied by blues-guitarist Markus Schmid who took up the mood of the texts with his music in a wonderful way and let them resonate.
It was a special treat to catch up with my former "Sister in Crime" Susy Schmid, after a (much too long) year. Later in the evening, we set out together towards the station and vowed not to let another year pass before meeting again. I hope we'll succeed.