New York University A panel discussion on oral history with Jacqueline Bishop (My Mother Who Is Me), Emma Claire Sweeney (The Memoir Garden), and Tim Tomlinson (Yolanda: An Oral History in Verse). DATE Wednesday, Mar 23 TIME 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM PLACE LS Lobby, 726 Broadway New York Writers Workshop Red Room reading series… Continue reading New York Events
I was delighted that one of my short stories was selected for inclusion in More Raw Material, an anthology of work inspired by Alan Sillitoe. It’s a great honour to feature in such a stellar line-up. After publication, the editors interviewed each of the contributors, so I thought I’d share my answers with you. Why or… Continue reading More Raw Material
Those of you who follow SomethingRhymed.com will already have heard the good news that Aurum Press (UK) and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (USA) are to publish A Secret Sisterhood. Jennifer Barr, commissioning editor at Aurum, said: “As a longstanding fan of the blog, I am thrilled to be publishing this book and bringing these exciting stories to light… Continue reading A Secret Sisterhood Acquired in the UK and USA
It is my very great pleasure to share with you the news that Legend Press has acquired my novel, Owl Song at Dawn, which they will publish mid-2016. Since the novel was inspired by my autistic sister, I feel particular gratitude to the team at Legend for their commitment to celebrating the kinds of voices that have… Continue reading Owl Song at Dawn captured by Legend Press
An evening with Wendy Vaizey and Emma Claire Sweeney Wednesday 29 April 2015 Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm Venue: Room JG0002, John Galsworthy building, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE Price: free Event: Wendy Vaizey and Emma Claire Sweeney will read from and discuss their fiction.
There are still a few places left for Working With Writing: the art of collaboration at City University London this Thursday. The event, chaired by novelist Rebekah Lattin-Rawstrone, will feature author Heidi James and her editor Hetha Duffy of Bluemoose Books, as well as Emily Midorikawa and me. Emily and I will be talking about our jointly-run website Something… Continue reading ‘Working With Writing: the art of collaboration’ at City University
Most of us, I suspect, share a feeling that poets are a different breed, that they inhabit a distant land – perhaps that they are loftier or more intellectual or more bohemian than us. For these reasons, I had always been drawn to prose and, for the first decade of my career, I worked on… Continue reading Poetry and Foreign Lands