Devotion | Litro Lab Podcast

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Today I’m leaving bloody footprints on the track back and forth that seems longer every day. It doesn’t seem possible and yet my bucket is both smaller and heavier than it once was. It’s full of leaking cracks and splinters stab at me. Each time I must drop the bucket deeper to reach the well’s diminishing reserves.

– Marienna Pope-Weidemann

This week on Litro Lab, we bring you a beautifully rendered podcast on the power and challenges of devotion. 2020 has been a difficult year, and many of us have struggled to find ways of regaining energy and motivation. With lyrical language and skilful use of allegory, Devotion is a story that encourages us to meditate on how we can be there for others without abandoning ourselves.

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Marienna Pope-Weidemann

About Marienna Pope-Weidemann

Marienna’s work was shortlisted for the short fiction Booker Prize at Birkbeck (2019) and longlisted for the Life Writing Prize (2020). As a journalist, she has written on social justice issues for the Guardian, Independent, Hunger Magazine and Red Pepper amongst others. After a decade of campaign and advocacy work, she is now studying for a Creative Writing MA on a scholarship at Birkbeck College and leads the Justice for Gaia to improve support for survivors of gendered violence.

Marienna’s work was shortlisted for the short fiction Booker Prize at Birkbeck (2019) and longlisted for the Life Writing Prize (2020). As a journalist, she has written on social justice issues for the Guardian, Independent, Hunger Magazine and Red Pepper amongst others. After a decade of campaign and advocacy work, she is now studying for a Creative Writing MA on a scholarship at Birkbeck College and leads the Justice for Gaia to improve support for survivors of gendered violence.

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