My short story ‘Algebra’ on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Last year, out of the blue, I received an email from the BBC’s Rights, Legal and Business Affairs department to ask permission to repeat my radio work, a play and a short story, on BBC Radio 4 Extra.  Naturally I said yes!  My play The Songs that Houses Sing was broadcast on February 13 and … Continue reading My short story ‘Algebra’ on BBC Radio 4 Extra

The Songs that Houses Sing on BBC Radio 4 Extra

My radio play The Songs that Houses Sing has been repeated on BBC Radio 4 Extra and is available on iPlayer for two more days. The play, first broadcast in 2000, stars Mia Soteriou as Alice,  Allison Pettitt as Iris, Paul Copley as Gus, Sarah Rice as Phillippa, and Joshua Towb as John. The play is … Continue reading The Songs that Houses Sing on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Trowbridge named in up and coming places list

You might remember that I wrote about the potential of Trowbridge, the town that has been my home for the past 15 years, and a place which is sometimes maligned by thoughtless people.  It's true that Trowbridge is a work in progress with huge room for improvement, but it's also a place with huge potential, … Continue reading Trowbridge named in up and coming places list

Wordplay: A Poetry Broadcast from Visual Radio Arts, Frome

On Saturday I was one of four poets invited to read some poems to camera at Visual Radio Arts in Frome, Somerset.  Our reading was streamed to Facebook and is available to watch below.  The four poets are Dawn Gorman, Jennie Gilling, Louise Green and me, and the broadcast was hosted by Crysse Morrison. Visual … Continue reading Wordplay: A Poetry Broadcast from Visual Radio Arts, Frome

Call for poems about the future

You might like to know about this submissions opportunity with The Emma Press for poems about 'the future' which I've reblogged from Suzannah Evans' site.  Suzannah is co-editing this anthology of poems with fellow poet, Tom Sastry.  If you're not familiar with The Emma Press, they are an award-winning small press publishing beautiful books.  You … Continue reading Call for poems about the future

Notes from Cardiff Poetry Festival

I was in Cardiff all weekend at the first poetry festival there (according to publicity but this seems astonishing, if true!) organised by Seren Books.  I posted pictures over at my Instagram  and here are a few snippets from my notebook.  I enjoyed most of the festival, some readings more than others, inevitably.  I was … Continue reading Notes from Cardiff Poetry Festival

Poetry@Drawing Projects UK, Trowbridge, Saturday March 3

  Come to hear two fabulous poets read in Trowbridge on Saturday, March 3rd, 2pm- 4pm.  Open-mic contributions welcome.  Drawing Projects UK is in Bridge House, Stallard Street, Trowbridge, next to Trowbridge train station. Dawn Gorman is a poet and editor who devises and runs community arts events, including the reading series Words & Ears, … Continue reading Poetry@Drawing Projects UK, Trowbridge, Saturday March 3

Writing poems about flowers #writerinschool

This week I took Alice Oswald's book Weeds and Wild Flowers in to St Gregory's Catholic College, Bath, where I'm working as Writer in Residence. I was prompted to do this by Sarah Westcott's gorgeous poem about snowdrops Fair Maids of February which was a winner in this year's Cafe Writers Competition judged by Liz … Continue reading Writing poems about flowers #writerinschool

A few copies of my pamphlet available

Please let me know if you would like to buy one of the remaining copies of my poetry pamphlet The Misplaced House published by tall-lighthouse in November 2014.  If you send an email to josephinecorcoran13@gmail.com,  I will send you a PayPal invoice by return.  The price is £5 which includes P&P (UK only).

Very short crime stories: #writerinschool

I brought in some crime flash fiction to St Gregory's School where I work one day a week as writer in residence and the students loved reading, talking about, and writing their own very short crime stories.  These were Year 8 and Year 9 students, aged 12 - 14, with a variety of different literacy … Continue reading Very short crime stories: #writerinschool