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TRACEY WARR:
Writing the Future Workshop
‘On exoplanet 55555b Frank span around, hearing something big in the water near a lilypatch, but missed sight of it.’ Writing the Future workshop, Sun 5 May 2-5pm, Hexham Book Festival, www.hexhambookfestival.co.uk ‘The thrill of an empty planet to do better with.’ ‘Wealths lining their p [read more]
ALEX WOODCOCK:
Lost Doorways
Midday in Rye, East Sussex, and it’s started to rain. Late-season tourists are reaching for their waterproofs and heading for indoors, leaving the churchyard that only a few moments ago was packed, a guided tour in full swing. I’ve just noticed the outline of part of a Romanesque doorway, le [read more]


ANTHONY WILSON:
Jean Sprackland’s ‘The Birkdale Nightingale’ (LentBlog40)
For the final Saturday in Lent, and the final post of this LentBlog series, I have great pleasure in reposting from my archives a poem by my friend Jean Sprackland. Happy Easter everyone. I look forward to seeing you again soon. – The Birkdale Nightingale (Bufo calamito – the N... [read more]

JENNIE FINCH:
Living in the Past

Whoever said “Don’t live in the past but look to the future” was only half right – and they probably were not a writer. For us the past is our own personal goldmine, the source of characters, events, adventures and the occasional quirky phrase we slip in to get a smile fro [read more]