Last Sunday, I got invited to something wonderful. I’d heard about the village here in Kent that had got together at Christmas and read Paradise Lost out loud to each other, and a friend and I were inspired – we would do the same!… More
Today is a day to celebrate women, our voices, thoughts and our poetry, so I’m so proud to have a banner of poems by my clever women poetry friends (and me) fluttering from my railings today.
Even more, given the reputation my town of Tunbridge Wells has, to have received my first ‘Bloody women’ comment.… More
Bad news… due to the snow, my sold-out Introduction to Writing for Wellbeing workshop this Saturday (3rd March) has been cancelled.
Good news… it is being held instead on Saturday 7th April.
Bad news… not all those booked on can make the new date.… More
I had to post something about Alice Duer Miller today – this is republished from an article that first appeared in Vulpes Libris.
An appreciation of Alice Duer Miller
Article by Sarah Salway
Father, what is a legislature?
A representative body elected by the people of the state.
Amazing the number of people who want to be writers. Or will be, anyway, once they have a bit of time. I imagine it’s almost the same number as want to run a pub or cafe. Although I could never understand that one.… More
Here’s a little invitation to come to sit at my table and join my weekly writing group for a session – without leaving your computer. I thought I might share what I do in the two hours I run the group and perhaps you’ll want to join in with us all….… More
Remember when you were six, and a friend would knock on your door to see if you wanted to play?
2nd February – Poetry Readling
I will be reading as part of a Cultured Llama gathering at the Camden and Lumen series, 7 – 9.30 at Trinity United Reform Church in London. Nearest tube station: Camden Town (Turn left out of the station and you’ll soon find us on the corner of Buck Street on your left)
I’m delighted to be reading alongside these amazing poets – David Cooke, Vanessa Gebbie, Mark Holihan, and Maria C.… More
It’s the inbetween week, I always think. Getting rid of most of the Christmas decorations but not quite ready for spring – where robins and tulips share mantlepieces.
So if you have a few minutes spare, here are a few questions (book themed) from our New Year quiz… no prizes (the coveted bag of brussel sprout shaped chocolates has already been taken) but if you email me, I’ll send you the answers!… More
You are probably aware of the concept of the Artist Date. It was named and made famous by Julia Cameron in her book The Artists Way as a way creative people can fill up their well once a week.
The Artist Date is a once-weekly, festive, solo expedition to explore
something that interests you.
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