Poetry Open Mic Night: Social Media

Poem: Social Media

I was lucky enough to perform this poem at my local poetry open mic night at The Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton, the theme was 'Social Media'. There were many great poems and stories told and the night was wonderfully open and friendly to all. I had never read my own poetry aloud to an audience before …

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Margaret Atwood - The Testaments book review, spoiler free.

Book review: The Testaments – Margaret Atwood. *spoiler-free*

If you haven't seen the cover of Margaret Atwood's new book plastered in the media and over the windows of your local bookshop, where have you been? More importantly... Go check out your local bookshop!  The Testaments, a sequel to The Handmaid's Tale was released 10th September 2019, and it is a long-anticipated entry in Atwood's …

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Dialect Writing Challenge – The Black Country.

I tried to challenge myself to write using the Black Country dialect. Not everyone's cup of tea, but it's where I call home. Now, I am born and raised in the Black Country, however, not all of us have all of the 'quirks' when it comes to spaking *ahem* speaking. Actually, we're all a tiny …

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Recharging as a writer – Hello August!

  August is always a busy time for me, it's when the pace picks up at work (even though it's our quiet period?), the weather's a bit nicer, people are making plans, holidays are booked and it's mine and my father's birthday month. So, my apologies for neglecting the site. Oh, I forgot - There's a bank …

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