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
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
If the words have stalled during the cold months, come and get things cooking again with this daylong series of workshops. Learn the tricks of TV, dabble with poetry and make a start on your novel. Plus there’ll be a secret creative twist at the end of the day… As part of The Berko Writers’… Continue reading Creative Kickstart!
One of the unexpected pleasures afforded by running SomethingRhymed.com is the chance to speak about female literary friendship on stage as well as write about it on screen. And so, Emily Midorikawa and I are particularly delighted to have been offered the opportunity to present some of our discoveries tomorrow evening, October 15th, at the… Continue reading Ilkley Literature Festival
Rebekah Lattin-Rawstrone invited me to take part in the ‘Writing Process Blog Tour’, a journey through writers’ websites via questions about their work. I was particularly pleased that she thought of me, since Rebekah and I share a similar philosophy on literary mentorship and I admire her for making her role as a reader central… Continue reading The Writing Process Blog Tour
I am delighted to announce that The Memoir Garden is now available to purchase from Waterstones in Berkhamsted, The Papertrail in Apsley, and Sunnyside’s Hemel Food Garden on Two Waters Lane. All proceeds will go to Sunnyside Rural Trust – a social enterprise that trains adults with learning disabilities to work in horticulture. It is also available… Continue reading Waterstones in Berkhamsted
“This book demonstrates beautifully that people with learning disabilities have rich and textured emotions and experiences. I love this book. It made me cry, laugh and wish. Read it, and then think about how surprised you are.” – Keely Charlick, the Chief Executive of Sunnyside Rural Trust The launch of The Memoir Garden was a wonderfully celebratory occasion. We all… Continue reading Launch of The Memoir Garden
I am delighted to announce that I will be joining the talented novelists and tutors Liz Jensen and Romesh Gunesekera at the Bloomsbury Institute next weekend. This special writing weekend will be hosted by Psychologies Magazine in partnership with Writers and Artists. Liz, Romesh and I will each hold writing workshops on Saturday April 20th. My workshop… Continue reading Psychologies Writing Weekend