About Talia Hardy


I am the daughter of an ex-RAF officer, who died 2011 from terminal liver disease.

My life began in Libya but I was born in the South West of England.

Some years ago I revisited Africa, away from the tourist trail, and saw that women still beat their laundry over stones at wells.

Imagine having to do this whilst trying to feed a family and ensure they get some semblance of an education. Their children often have to walk for miles, whilst we stand and moan about the frequency of public transport.

Am I politically motivated? For sure, I feel privileged to have been born a western woman, at liberty to pursue my goal of becoming a published writer.

In 2013 I graduated from university with a Bachelors degree in Creative Writing and prefer to write poetry, prose, short and non-fiction.

My poem ‘Seeing Things’ won The MSF Silver Award for a poem in response to visual stimulus.

It is unlikely I will publish any of my best work here because it is reserved for literary submissions.

South West Coast Path

 

 

Best Regards Talia. B.A. Hons. CWsin

 

Linton’s Legacy.
Copyright © 2011 Talia Hardy

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10 thoughts on “About Talia Hardy

  1. We sure do have it easy. Who’s to say those who beat the rock and have to walk aren’t happy anyway? 🙂 Simplicity is so underrated, and living in a non-materalistic and different way than our harried consumer society is underrated too. Looking forward to sinking my teeth into your blog! 🙂

  2. May you find joy in your writing; *that* is what qualifies you as a true writer, not whether you make a fortune at it or others approve. It took me too many years to realize that after worrying for so long that I didn’t have a recognizable career, let alone a sense of Vocation, my real calling was simply to be myself, and the most true to that self I could manage to be. Hardest job of all, never mind a career! But by far the most compelling: just be oneself and revel in being best at it. Silly, simple and, well, *worthwhile*. That you *do* write well is icing on the cake!
    Cheers,
    Kathryn

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