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The Glass Fly


Took Irwell Writers session today and read from Kalila and Dimna — Selected Fables of Bidpai, as retold by Ramsay Wood*. Went on to an exercise in retelling fables, folk tales, sayings – let’s pretend we’re Walt Disney. My offering … Continue reading

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Writing Groups near Burnley


Over the past two years I’ve been to various writing groups: Hasiwriters (based in Haslingden Library) Irwell Writers (meet in the Mosses, Bury) Holmfirth Writers (meet in Holmfirth Library) Slaithwaite Writers (meet in Slaithwaite Library) Drop-in Writing Workshop (meet in Brewed … Continue reading

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Short Stories – We’ve All Done Them


Short Stories. We’ve all done them. I started just after my first novel, The Insertion, had reached draft – hopefully that’s a book that’ll never see the light of day. This was back in 2009. I was on Litarena, a site over … Continue reading

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New Poem due to a no show by Jill, our Writing tutor


Two months back, Irwell Writers agreed to have a writing tutor, funded by Bury Borough Council for a period of 5 weeks, beginning 28/04/15. Jill – our first writing tutor – promised to use our current arrangement (we bring pieces … Continue reading

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In Memory – Anne Fielding


Yesterday I received the sad news that Anne Fielding had passed away. I knew Anne through Irwell Writers, where she was Secretary. Anne grew up in Scotland. She often wrote about her childhood years, which were during and after the … Continue reading

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Canine Nights (and Days)


Yesterday, at Hasiwriters, was Visiting Poet Day We had Jim Taylor (Never Bury Poetry, Writers Rain, Irwell Writers and various other projects). Jim tends to write in a naturalist style which at times reminds me of J.G. Ballard. On this day, instead of … Continue reading

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