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An Organic Orrery: A Sci-Fi Reading of The Writer’s Cycle

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Some years back, at Herschel Museum of Astronomy in Bath, I was re-introduced to the orrery: a model of the solar system, based on Newtonian physics, clockwork and orderly. We’ve realised now that orbits actually wobble and vary; chaotic cosmic happenings occur; the energy of the universe is far from predictable.        Too often, we think in a [read more…]

Kate McEwan, The Write Place, Frome

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Kate McEwan is well known in Frome as a writer who champions writers. In 2012 she set up The Write Day, a monthly day retreat which brings together writers from across the South West. Since its inception, the retreat has built up a wide following from as far away as Devon, Dorset, West Somerset and Wales, and over the years [read more…]

No Man

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No Man I am an island without water that a tidal wave destroyed no friendly ebb and flow Saharan desert, hot sun in isolation on imagined ghosts, forever walking I am salted sweat evaporating only noticed in its itch hot, hard crack camel heel bootless legionnaire traversing sink sand dunes weary from heavy survivor pack I am rested in lush [read more…]

The First Rule of WriteClub

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In 2016, I set up WriteClub with the intention of creating a space for writers and non-writers to come and enjoy the process of putting pen to paper and setting words free. I began by running monthly workshops designed to celebrate the act of writing for its own sake – or as Henry Miller puts it, where writing could be [read more…]

The Lockdown Legend

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The Lockdown Legend   Please note that to read this interactive picture book, a new tab will appear on your browser. The Lockdown Legend Click to read this book, made with Book Creator https://read.bookcreator.com Biography Rita is an artist and often struggles to explain herself using words. However, writing and illustrating picture books helps her make sense of the world [read more…]

Poetry Non-Stop

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I started the Poetry Non-Stop podcast last year to showcase the many poets I’ve got to know and like, and as a source of inspiration for others wanting to write poetry.        Poetry Non-Stop has its roots in 1990s Radio One when Mark Radcliffe’s late night show featured John Hegley, Simon Armitage, Ian McMillan and others reading poetry. [read more…]

July & August’s Pick of The Month – Editorial

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July-August’s submissions reflect a change in tempo. Five months on since the pandemic entered our lives, attention has shifted from the external experience to internal worlds. Covid is no longer an explicit presence, but a ghost, a metaphor, its presence less visceral, but its shockwaves keenly felt. The uncertainty of living in a twilight world between isolation and the old [read more…]

The Year of the Writer

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Biography A poet, former lawyer, breast cancer survivor, reader and anti-plastic blogger. A Londoner living in Germany. Published in Irisi, Covid Narratives, FEED and Unlimited. Coming soon in Beyond Words and Near Window. A Lord Whisky Competition shortlisted poet. Lucy is a regular Write Clubber with Alison Powell in Bristol.