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The Stories We Tell

19 Mar 2020 / The Stories We Tell

The Haunted Library
The inspiration to write historical fiction arrives with a strange and wonderful sensation. A subject that…

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Covid-19 Update

18 Mar 2020 / News

Following government advice, and with the safety and wellbeing of our staff and course participants in mind, we have made the…

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Stephen Thompson – The Stories We Tell

01 Mar 2020 / The Stories We Tell

Speaky-Spokey
I decided to become a writer after reading A House For Mr. Biswas by V.S. Naipaul. …

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The Stories We Tell – Eley Williams

05 Feb 2020 / The Stories We Tell

On Jotting – Ten Postcards
 
Postcard 1
I once wrote a short story titled ‘Smote’. Actually,…

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Chris Power – The Stories We Tell

15 Jan 2020 / The Stories We Tell

Writing Stories, Writing Jokes
It might begin with a man buttering a slice of toast.  Stories can begin anywhere,…

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Sarah Hall – The Stories We Tell

18 Dec 2019 / The Stories We Tell

River Story
The other day, my daughter told me she wants to be a writer.  She is currently learning…

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Nikesh Shukla – The Stories We Tell

04 Dec 2019 / The Stories We Tell

Ten Rounds: Boxing and Writing   
Inspiration for new books can come from the strangest places.  My second novel was…

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Kerry Hudson – The Stories We Tell

08 Nov 2019 / The Stories We Tell

Take Me to Tesco’s
I like writing, but I love living more.  I’ve said variations of this many times…

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What Makes A Writer? – Guest post by Kim Cook

01 Nov 2019 / Uncategorized

This is a question that anyone reading this has surely asked themselves.  For me some days I’m a writer, other days…

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Raymond Antrobus – The Stories We Tell

18 Oct 2019 / The Stories We Tell

Beginning With A Line
The Northern Irish poet Michael Longley once said, ‘If I knew where poems came from,…

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Bernardine Evaristo – The Stories We Tell

01 Oct 2019 / The Stories We Tell

These Things I Know
During my career I have often felt like the snail overtaken by many hares.  I…

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Totleigh Barton’s outreach work in Devon schools

27 Aug 2019 / General

If anyone has bought an item from the Totleigh Barton gift shop, firstly, thank you! We hope you are enjoying your…

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Poetry competition First Prize: Jill Munro – “Iris Pupil”

18 Jul 2019 / News

Iris/pupil
 
With my eyes shut it could be easy
to believe I am white-stick blind,
hidden in the…

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Poetry competition Second Prize: Jo Matthews – “Lonely”

18 Jul 2019 / News

Lonely
 
You’re lying close enough
that your eyes are black liquid stars
and I can count the constellations…

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