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TIPS & EXERCISES
Become a Magpie
I was shopping in a supermarket recently and I overheard a conversation between an elderly male customer and a female member…
Dialogue doesn’t just happen. It is crafted to serve a purpose. So, don’t have your dialogue just sit there like a…
Creating Dialogue with Purpose
Create a character. Imagine them in as much detail as you can. For example, in terms of their gender, age, race,…
The Stories We Tell
In our new blog series, The Stories We Tell, leading writers share with you some of the inspirations, challenges and discoveries that led to the writing of their own stories, novels and poems.
My Arvon Week: Sarah Corbett – Bodies Lined with Gold
25 Nov 2021 / My Arvon Week
Bodies Lined with Gold: Lumb Bank, The Arvon Foundation, August 1996 by Sarah Corbett
Sometime early in 1996 a…
Jane Feaver – The Stories We Tell
03 Nov 2021 / The Stories We Tell
‘I’: 26 reflections on the fiction of self
Mæg ic be me sylfum soðgied wrecan
My Arvon Journey – Sarah Baylis
17 Aug 2021 / My Arvon Journey
Perhaps it all begins with the voice.
What I remember most clearly now is Mrs Jenkins reading to us from …
Literature Wales: Representing Wales writer development programme
Aimed at writers with low-income backgrounds who live in Wales, this year-long writer development programme will offer cash funding of up to £3500 to help writers to focus on their writing careers. During the year, they will receive one-to-one mentoring sessions, talks and workshops by successful writers, networking opportunities online and in festivals and many more opportunities to develop their writing and knowledge of the literature and publishing scene in Wales and beyond. To learn more/apply, click this post. Deadline: 14 Dec.
Event: Ballad of a Happy Immigrant with Leo Boix, Janel Pineda, and Malika Booker
On 8 December, Poet in the City will be hosting Ballad of a Happy Immigrant with Leo Boix, an event centred around his 2021 collection. Exploring Leo’s arrival in the UK as a young queer man and his bilingual existence of English imagination and Spanish language, the event will take place December 8th at Kings Place. Click this post for more info.
Poet in the City Presents Leo Boix Live Event – December 8th
Our friends at Poet in the City will be hosting Ballad of a Happy Immigrant with Leo Boix, an event centred around his 2021 collection. Exploring Leo’s arrival in the UK as a young queer man and his bilingual existence of English imagination and Spanish language, the event will take place December 8th at Kings Place. Click this post for more information.