Helen Cerne (Curiouser and Curiouser) –  Mini Review

The audience was fascinated when Enza Gandolfo, who was chairing, encouraged Helen to show us her notebooks from over the years — full of clippings, drawings, pictures, words, reflections.

Helen Cerne

Helen Cerne

The readings from her book Shifting (a joint autobiography comprising alternating chapters written by herself and her late husband Serge) brought it to life, and Helen had so many interesting things to say about other topics, such as artistic collaboration and rivalry.

She even slipped in a couple of wry feminist poems on artistic collaboration for good measure.

Chris Ringrose