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National Poetry Day at Trowbridge Town Hall

Trowbridge Town Hall was awash with poets and artists on National Poetry Day, October 6 2016.  Ten local schools each sent small groups of children and a member of staff to take part in my poetry and art workshops which I ran with artist Ben Midgley.  In addition, poets from Trowbridge Poetry Society Stanza group took part,… Continue reading National Poetry Day at Trowbridge Town Hall

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On the value of blogging.

I'm gratified by the number of likes, comments and visits I received to my Not Quite a Post post!  It just goes to show that, when you've said you're on a blogging schedule (in 2014 I've been trying to post at least once a week, usually on a Sunday) it's worth plonking your bottom down… Continue reading On the value of blogging.

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Working as a Writer in the Community

It was very kind of Literature Works, the Literature Development Agency for South West England, to ask me to write about my work in community settings. You can read what I said over on their website. And here are some images from projects I've been involved in!

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WWI Centenary Projects

What are your ideas for commemorating the centenary of the start of the First World War which will, of course, take place next year? I went to a meeting last night organised by heritage and arts organisations in Wiltshire and there were some interesting proposals emerging. As well as telling the stories of those who… Continue reading WWI Centenary Projects

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Read/Write South West and the joy of libraries

I said I'd post again before the daffodils came out in my garden, I looked away for one moment and there they were, and looking pretty weary after two days of brutal March winds. We are experiencing a cold snap in the UK, no snow where I live, in the south west of England, but… Continue reading Read/Write South West and the joy of libraries