After the Aldeburgh Eight Seminar 2015

I’ve been back in Wiltshire for over a week, after three days at the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival and five days on a rural writing retreat at Bruisyard Hall in Suffolk, as one of this year’s Aldeburgh Eight.  I had an amazing time, I’m so glad I applied for a place, and I’m still processing the wholeContinue reading “After the Aldeburgh Eight Seminar 2015”

Thoughts about workshopping poems

As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been selected to take part in this year’s Aldeburgh Eight Advanced Seminar. In just over two weeks I’ll head off for three days at Aldeburgh Poetry Festival, followed by five days living at Bruisyard Hall with the other seven people in my seminar group and our two tutors, Peter SansomContinue reading “Thoughts about workshopping poems”

A busy few weeks

If this blog was a room in your house, I’d be rushing into it, refusing your offer of a cup of tea, calling my news over my shoulder and rushing out again.  Various events have made my life busy recently, not least my teenage daughter finishing her GCSE exams, attending her Year 11 Prom (whenContinue reading “A busy few weeks”