Tag Archives: Writers Resources

This and that

There are some weeks where there is just no flow and this is one of them. Lots of little ends to tie up and no major project to keep me fully engaged. Having sent of the collection of poems to … Continue reading

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Stanza Poetry Group – Camberley area

I have just discovered that the local Stanza Poetry Group has folded because the organiser has moved out of the area. This is a great shame as the benefits of poets meeting and discussing their poetry are immense. To do … Continue reading

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There is a new movement afoot and it is Paragram!

As far as I know there are no regular ‘reading ‘ events for poetry and prose in our area – Guildford, Woking, Camberley – so a group of us have decided to test the market. We have formed a group … Continue reading

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Words into Actions – Chobham Poetry Summer School

I have spent the last two days since my return from Winchester following my To Do list. This was drawn up at the Sunday morning workshop with Victoria Field. This particular workshop was brilliant and extremely useful. The first half … Continue reading

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Winchester Writers’ Conference

As usual Winchester was brilliant. I have returned with plans and targets and many new friends and contacts. I had a great 1-2-1 with Maggie Butts, who appraised some of my poems and said many kind things…I felt really good … 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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Holding my breath!

I am flabbergasted – one of my poems has now reached the short list for the Fish Poetry prize. This is startling news and I have to keep pinching myself. Just to reach the last 20 something poems out of thirteen … Continue reading

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Tail End Charlie – again

We call our blue, long haired, miniature Dachsund ‘tail end charlie’ because he insists on being last in line on a walk – and I mean insists, to the extent of walking in circles until our patience gives out and … Continue reading

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