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Poetry in the Garden – 5 poetry workshops

This will be the third year of the Poetry in the Garden workshops and each year more people come along. Poetry lovers and writers of all levels of experience are welcome. This is a relaxed summer event, designed to include … 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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dVerse Poetics – an evening of short verse

At last, another chance to try my hand at an Englyn – a short sharp tricky little form with more rules than lines! Thank you to dVerse for their evening of short verse – the perfect prompt to action for … Continue reading

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January Dawn

Cold earth, crouched           ¦¦       bides, marks time. Crystal on spiked crystal,   ¦¦       hoar takes hold, blasts, grips, burns              ¦¦       … 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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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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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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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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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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