for writers and readers….

If you can’t get your head around what’s happening in Ukraine perhaps a poet can help…

A dear friend, poet and novelist Naomi Foyle will be reading tonight at English PEN’s Ukrainian Poetry Evening in Oxford alongside poet Ihor Pavlyuk and translator Steve Komarnyckyj Naomi isn’t … Continue reading

March 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Life after 2020 – the theme of an international short story competition

What will the future bring? How will we respond to climate change? What does the Higgs-Boson mean to you? Are robots more than vacuum cleaners? Will death be conquered? I’ve … Continue reading

March 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Writer doesn’t need tricks…Raymond Carver: Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes)

I hate tricks. At the first sign of a trick or gimmick in a piece of fiction, a cheap trick or even an elaborate trick, I tend to look for … Continue reading

March 2, 2014 · 4 Comments