So this time it was my turn to go in search of Laurie Lee, on foot, in the company of our local U3A walking group, who welcomed me warmly on my first outing with them and provided excellent company along the way. Of course not all of these seasoned ramblers were interested in the literary connections of … Continue reading Looking for Laurie Lee (2): Slad and Stroud
When it comes to reading my first – and usually last – port of call is a novel. I also read short stories but only when time (away from novels) allows and in order to improve my own short story craft. But every now and then I have a poetry ‘season’ which usually arrives out … Continue reading Poetry – good for the soul (and, actually, the pocket)
Time to celebrate! Less than two weeks to go until the official launch of Unchained, our anthology celebrating the 400th anniversary of Bristol’s original chained library. After a whole year of preparation, it’s truly exciting to see it all come together. Join us for the launch If anyone out there hasn’t heard the details, the launch … Continue reading Bristol Women Writers and Unchained
Absolutely thrilled to be sharing the news I’ve been keeping under wraps for a while. You all know I’m devoted to my writing group which has been the breeding ground (is that the word?) for all kinds of successes over the years , some of which are celebrated in last week’s post. But last year, around this time, … Continue reading Unchained uncovered!
A hasty post so that you can all read Shirley Wright’s prize-winning poem in the Sunday Telegraph Poetry for Performance competition. All the prize-winning poems were printed in yesterday’s paper (p.20!) where Shirley’s was highly praised by Ben Okri. All the short-listed poems can be read on the website. Shirley’s winning entry, ‘My Father’ is … Continue reading Poetry for Performance