Category Archives: Brum

When in Doubt, Go to the Library

The local library I used to visit as a young child has recently closed down, prompting me to contemplate the many positive experiences I’ve had at libraries throughout the world. Kents Moat Library was a tiny but vital community hub … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Cities

Rome and Birmingham. They’ve got so much in common! Said no one, ever. Until now… A major international survey* has placed these two cities together in joint 51st place in the world for quality of life. Quite literally, incredible. And … Continue reading

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National Writers’ Conference 2017

This month I attended the National Writers’ Conference 2017 held in my home city of Birmingham. Emerging and established writers were welcomed to a day of panel discussions on subjects including digital writing, how to raise your profile, and writing … Continue reading

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Short-listed Poem

My poem about my home city of Birmingham was short-listed recently for the Verve Poetry Prize 2017. I went along to the Verve Poetry Festival this weekend which aimed to ‘capture and celebrate the spirit of Birmingham and its creative, plucky, … Continue reading

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