We’re looking forward to a full house tonight at New York University – London. If you haven’t already booked your free ticket, try emailing us at SomethingRhymed@gmail.com and we’ll let you know if there are any last-minute cancellations. Our panellists (Michael Caines of TLS, Harriett Gilbert of A Good Read, and award-winning writers Maggie Gee… Continue reading Something Rhymed Salon: Sold Out!
Emily Midorikawa and I have written an essay for Shooter Literary Magazine about this poem by Emily Dickinson. It is often seen in light of her so-called ‘failures’ in affairs of the heart but it can equally be read in relation to the lack of praise Dickinson was receiving in the literary realm. Most of… Continue reading Success is Counted Sweetest
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
‘Feel the Fear & Do It Anyway’: This was the headline of the feature on female friendship that I co-wrote with Emily Midorikawa for the Independent on Sunday. Why would such a celebratory subject attract this kind of headline? We focused specifically on friendships between feminists, and we’ve come to think that perhaps intellectual, political, and… Continue reading Double-Page Spread in the Independent on Sunday
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 hope your 2014 is off to a good start. I’m marking the New Year with the launch of a website, Something Rhymed. It is about famous female writing friendships, and it is a joint venture with my own close writer friend, Emily Midorikawa. Each month, we’ll be profiling a different pair of famous writer friends… Continue reading Launch of Something Rhymed
The latest issue of Mslexia – a magazine for women who write – includes a feature by Emily Midorikawa and me. After The Times ran our piece on female writing friendships, we became interested in rivalry between women authors. As writer friends who have often collaborated together and competed against each other, this is… Continue reading Feature in Mslexia