Category Archives: Diversity

Book Post – Beloved by Toni Morrison

Inspirational author Toni Morrison passed away recently at the age of 88, leaving behind a priceless legacy to literature. Giving a voice to black American people and celebrating black history was her mission, achieved with devastating effect through her award-winning … Continue reading

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Writing Competition Launch

I’m thrilled to be organising a UK & Ireland-wide writing competition to celebrate twenty-five years of Link Age Southwark. This lovely London charity ‘builds friendships between older people and volunteers in order to end feelings of loneliness and isolation in … Continue reading

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Cape Clear Storytelling Festival, Ireland

I recently headed over to Cape Clear Island, the southernmost inhabited spot in Ireland, for the International Storytelling Festival. This wildly beautiful and unspoilt location formed the backdrop to a brilliant creative weekend.The short voyage by ferry to Cape Clear from the town of Baltimore was … 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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