Category Archives: writing groups

Poetry in the Garden

Affectionately tagged PiG, Poetry in the Garden for 2014 begins on 6th Aug at 1.30 in the writing garden in Surrey. I have already ordered the weather to be fine but not too hot so we can keep our focus … Continue reading

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The Next Big Thing

I have spent some time considering what the next big thing is for me. Since I completed Deployed and it was published, I have diverted much of my attention elsewhere. I set up a web based retail site at BehindtheHighStreet.com and … Continue reading

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New Writing Group for the village

Why are writing groups important? After all writing is generally thought to be a solitary occupation. There are many reasons for getting together – if only for the company of peers. Feedback and editing are one of the most powerful … Continue reading

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A Year of Poetry

  A Poetry Year I am planning a programme of 12 workshops to be held between 10 am and noon on the last Saturday morning of each month, beginning on Sat 26th January . They will be held in my Writing Room in … Continue reading

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Universal problem … how to find your audience

Just on a whim we called in to the Bank Gallery in Chobham High Street to see what was going on. This lovely exhibition space opens twice yearly for six weeks, offering local artists and crafts-people the opportunity to display … Continue reading

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Launched!

The Loose Muse Anthology has launched…. … at the Whitechapel Gallery Not so long ago I was jumping about because I had received my very first writing commission and now the book is here! It is the first anthology published … 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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