Thursday, April 30, 2020

Zoom online flash fiction workshop

How about a flash fiction online workshop to get the juices flowing? I'm running a 2-hour online flash fiction workshop for Arvon on May 28th, 11am - 1pm. It's open to all, no experience necessary, you'll end up with at least 3 new story drafts, so come and play! Booking details here:

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Zooming in

I have a piece today on Marina Benjamin's excellent new blog, 'Zooming In', about what I'm reading & noticing now that I'm staying so much closer to home. Here's a taster:

Barak and I had five days’ hard riding northwards since then, the roads in a bad state after that wet summer of 1541.
 Since the start of the lockdown, I have read three, and just started my fourth C J Sansom novel. The quote above is taken from the third, Sovereign. They’re set in the 16th century, and they’re crime thrillers featuring his trusty lawyer, Matthew Shardlake, and, in this book and the next, Shardlake’s assistant, Jack Barak. This is not, as anyone who knows me will tell you, my usual preferred reading material. What is it about the situation we find ourselves in that has drawn me to it? ...

Read the full piece here >> 

Saturday, April 04, 2020

Poetry Video: Play

I thought I'd read you another poem, and this time I figured out how to do it without having to hold the phone! Here's a little reminder of something we all need to do: 'Play', from my
Live Canon pamphlet, 'How High Did She Fly'. #InternationalPoetryCircle

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Stay-at-home Festival

I hope you are all safe and well. As all events in the outside world are being cancelled, I'm delighted to be taking part in the Stay At Home Online Festival: I'm doing an online reading from my new books at 2pm on Monday April 6th, and taking part in a panel on the creative process at 12pm on Thurs April 9th, and there are loads of other brilliant events already happening. Details here!  Come join in!