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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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Paragram Poetry Competition 2013…a certain slant of light…

Paragram Poetry Competition 2013…a certain slant of light….

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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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See with my Words Part I – The Road to 2012

This is what I saw – my first impressions of a few of the magnificent portraits that form a fraction  of the ‘Changing Pace’ exhibition on the Road to 2012 at the National Portrait Gallery See With My Words – … Continue reading

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BT Storyteller Competition

The 1oo BT Olympic Storytellers were invited to submit a piece entitled ‘Anticipation. The entries were judged by Caitlin Moran. I’m proud to say my poem was judged as winner! Many others’ work was commended and included prose, photos and … Continue reading

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Byfleet Writers scoop award again –

Byfleet Writers, one of the groups I write with, has amassed an amazing number of awards at this year’s Slough Arts Festival  (http://www.slough-arts-festival.co.uk/writing%20results%202011.html) enough to take the Best Writing Group shield for the second time in a row. The only … Continue reading

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At last – a short story!

I have been concerned recently that my ideas for writing fiction had completely abandoned me. It has been so long since an idea tapped me of the shoulder and said ‘write me.’ Poems have come calling – some more easily … Continue reading

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