My previous post Silent on a peak in Darien? went out with an unwanted click of a new blog button. Please visit THIS LINK to see the updated version with the photographs and tags ….. it’s much easier on the eye!
Or perhaps that should read silent beside a little canal on the Guidecca? How could I have thought, when I embarked on the mad enterprise of writing a novel for the first time, that today I would be printing up the first 42,000 words – half the drafted book – in a form I […]
Did this flea market find begin my journey to The Venice Book?
After two years working on my first novel, it seemed a good idea to rename this blog so that I could explore prosaic matters as well as poetry. The Fortunate Voyagers is the English name of one of the art installations which feature in my Venice book. Under its Italian title, I Viaggatori Fortunati will be […]
with SARA-JANE ARBURY, STEPHANIE BOXALL, ANN CULLIS, BELLA ELIOT, MARK ELIOT, BRIAN GOODSELL, DAWN GORMAN, CAROLINE HEATON, ANDREW LAWRENCE, MICHAEL LOVEDAY, SUE SIMS, BETTY SUCHAR, HARRY THURSTON, SHIRLEY WRIGHT Ann Cullis printed 100 programme sheets for our Remembrance event on Monday night. There were only 12 left at the end. And I’m not even certain […]
When a ‘dress’ rehearsal goes as well as it did last Saturday, it is hard not to wish away the hours until we can at last present this year’s World War One Commemoration programme to our audience. The script – poured over for so long, meticulously edited and tweaked by so many hands – on […]
A chorus for eight voices Many thanks again to the 26 wonderful writers and visitors who created the magical afternoon at William Heath‘s Kelston Barn on Sunday 17th September. Their names appear below this performance poem which I compiled from their collaborative work. We are hoping to have news of the date for the performance […]
WALKING INTO WORDS A workshop for the Bathscape Project given on 17th September 2017 Have just finished and mailed out the group poem which grew from the marvellous writings done in Kelston Barn. William Heath’s barn is the perfect writing space and had attracted such sensitive, receptive and adventurous writers that the afternoon could hardly […]
‘A Leisure Centre is Also a Temple of Learning’ is still tying long-suffering A level students up in knots. In January, this blog received a cri de coeur from a nice person called Jane Dough who was being asked to concoct my biography from the evidence of that poem alone. ( Plus, I suppose, her […]