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Paragram’s ‘Slants of Light’ reading event will be on Valentine’s Night

We are excited to announce that the reading event you have been waiting for – the chance to read your winning poems to the world will be held on Valentine’s Night at the Poetry Place in Betterton Street, Covent Garden. Once again we … Continue reading

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Winchester Round Up

As usual I booked a weekend of workshops at the Winchester Writers’ Conference, and as usual had a great time! It was a bitter-sweet weekend in several ways.There was some sadness as the delegates said good-bye to the wonderful Barbara … Continue reading

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Launch of 3rd Loose Muse anthology.

Good things go in threes and that is certainly true of the Loose Muse anthologies. I was part of the editing group and so nothing that went in should have been a surprise and yet the magic of performance rendered … Continue reading

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New Year – new adventure

Any regular readers of this blog may remember that just over a year ago, together with Jill, a friend who is also a writer and painter, I embarked on a career as a crafter at the local Country Market with the aim … Continue reading

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Old folks tea party…

On Tuesday I was invited to speak at our local Old Folks Club which meets fortnightly for afternoon tea. Specifically I was asked to talk about how I became a poet, but also about my adventures as an Olympic Storyteller. … Continue reading

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Three new collections

The copies are in the post to the British Library and the books are registered with Nielsen and the books are available on-line at Amazon, W H Smiths et al so I can safely say these three books are now … Continue reading

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The First ChobLit Lunch

Chobham has held an annual Music Festival for the last 19 years. It has gone from strength to strength and attracts prestigious musicians of many genres. This year for the first time they had a Literary Lunch as well. In … Continue reading

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Backwards and forwards in true, poetic rhythm

Looking back I realise that 2011 was the year I became a poet. I’d been writing poetry for years before, but 2011 was the year I began to believe. Now, if asked, it is what I say I am – … Continue reading

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Christmas is here…twice in the next week!

The joys of running a Country Market stall  include many and various ‘Christmas Specials’. On Saturday we have been invited to decorate our stall ( which may amount to a whole ‘half’ table top) with appropriate material as well as … Continue reading

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Country Marketeer

Such an early start – we had strict instructions to be at the village hall by 8.30 in order to set up our stall. Well, that was about the only instruction we successfully followed. They were very patient with us, … Continue reading

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