BRIDGET WHELAN writer

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BREAD AND ROSES working class poetry competition

I haven’t come across this competition before, but this is the second year Culture Matters – a collective of writers and activists – are running the Bread and Roses Poetry … Continue reading

May 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

She would never be lonely again…QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

From that time on, the world was hers for the reading. She would never be lonely again, never miss the lack of intimate friends. Books became her friends and there … Continue reading

May 27, 2018 · 11 Comments

This is what separates artists from ordinary people…Anne Lamott QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

You are lucky to be one of those people who wishes to build sand castles with words, who is willing to create a place where your imagination can wander. We … Continue reading

May 20, 2018 · 9 Comments

What books have taught me – James Baldwin QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented … Continue reading

May 13, 2018 · 4 Comments

Monthly Creative Events, Jobs and Opportunities May 2018

This month: Crime Writing, Jobs in Publishing, Inspirational Non Fiction, Scottish Poetry, TV writing, Weird fiction, Work Experience Locations: London, Edinburgh, Harrogate, California, UK wide, Worldwide The Theakston Old Peculiar … Continue reading

May 11, 2018 · 11 Comments

Seamus Heaney answers the age-old question: does poetry change anything? QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

I can’t think of a case where poems changed the world, but what they do is they change people’s understanding of what’s going on in the world. Seamus Heaney

May 6, 2018 · 2 Comments

Writing your first novel? This competition is just for you

The Blue Pencil editorial consultancy are running a first novel competition for unrepresented and unpublished authors. The winner recieves £1,000 plus an introduction to literary agent, Madeleine Milburn (who was … Continue reading

May 2, 2018 · 6 Comments