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A week in NYC: living the Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award (Part 1)

A week in NYC: living the Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award (Part 1)

It’s Sunday lunchtime, and I am a bit more than halfway through my week in New York City courtesy of my win on the Maureen Egen Writers Exchange award (WEX) from Poets & Writers. Quick recap: this is a yearly prize in which one poet and one fiction writer from a selected state win an(…)

Poetry is Essential: presenting at the 2016 NH Arts Education Conference

Poetry is Essential: presenting at the 2016 NH Arts Education Conference

Just time for a micro-post before my working week ends…. I found out this week that my proposal to run a workshop at the New Hampshire 2016 Statewide Arts Education Partnership Conference was accepted. As a new member of the NH Artists in Education Roster, I was given the chance to pitch an idea for a session. The(…)

Bye bye 2014, Hello 2015

Bye bye 2014, Hello 2015

Before it gets too late, I’m going to round off my 2014 with a few thoughts and a few Top Tens. 2014 was a big year for me and my family. Between us all, we: Had a baby (Rhys, born in January) Got a visa to move to America Got a place on the MFA(…)

Writing Without Walls: the ‘West of Waterlooville’ public arts project

Writing Without Walls: the ‘West of Waterlooville’ public arts project

‘West of Waterlooville’ is a huge new housing development taking place in the south-east part of Hampshire, and over the last year and a half I have been involved in the public arts project that went along with it. When I was trying to think what category to put this post in – Creative Writing(…)

Friday update: cake, make, and spine

Friday update: cake, make, and spine

Is it Friday again already? They do come up quickly. Time for my weekly blog post then! This is a new resolution: to make time for at least a quick update on a Friday, if I haven’t managed anything in the rest of the week. Here goes. I’ve had several different things going on this(…)