BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

Happy Bloomsday – listen to the definitive recording of Ulysses

Ulysses – James Joyce’s 700-page masterpiece – is 100 years old today. June 16th is known throughout the world as Bloomsday, after protagonist Leopold Bloom. This Bloomsday to celebrate the centenary of … Continue reading

June 16, 2020 · 2 Comments

These Are The Hands…if ever there was a book that spoke to our time this is it

These Are the Hands is a collection of poetry about the NHS written by NHS staff: doctors and nurses at all stages of their careers and the other vital – … Continue reading

May 16, 2020 · 1 Comment

Working Class Writers – win with your work in progress

Writers & Artists are running the Working-Class Writers’ Prize again this year, with award-winning author Lisa McInerney as the judge. To Enter Submit the beginning of an unpublished work-in-progress. This … Continue reading

April 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

Until we can party again – I’ve slashed the price of my creative writing guide

Back To Creative Writing School is now just £4 which is the lowest price it has ever been. And it’s going to stay that low until I can: Browse in … Continue reading

March 31, 2020 · Leave a comment

Two opportunities in 2020 for artists, scientists and teachers to sail the Arctic Circle

CRAVING ADVENTURE as you look towards the new year and a new decade? Sailing the Arctic Circle in a traditional rigged sailing ship in the company of fellow artists (all … Continue reading

December 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

Is there a writer in your life? Treat them to an experience at a bargain price that will last long after Christmas Day

You’re busy so I won’t waffle… Bestselling novelist Sarah Rayner and I have been running Saturday workshops in her lovely Brighton home since the summer. We love doing it and … Continue reading

December 20, 2019 · 2 Comments

CREATIVE RAGBAG OF NEWS AND IDEAS…A new book after 15 years…A new library…A new blog feature

A NEW NOVEL Fifteen years after the publication of the massive bestseller (massive in size and sales) Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell  Susanna Clarke is bringing out her second novel … Continue reading

October 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

Bowled Over by The Bald Prima Donna in London

It’s good to slip out of the ordinary workaday world, even if you are happy with it, perhaps especially if you’re happy with it, and dive into a new experience. … Continue reading

June 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Saturday Afternoon Writing Workshop with lunch (and early bookers get a free copy of my writing guide)

This is a first. I’ve taught in all kinds of places: art galleries and university lecture theatres, under a Mediterranean sun and in cold church halls, but never before in … Continue reading

June 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Got an old copy of Harry Potter in your bookcase? Find out how much it is worth….

Only 500 copies of the first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone were printed and 300 of those went to libraries. To check if you have an ultra … Continue reading

May 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

Meet the bestselling authors of two amazing books set in Brighton SUNDAY SALON AT THE REGENCY TOWN HOUSE

Picture the drawing room at The Regency Town House in Brunswick Square. You come on your own (The Sunday Salon is definitely the kind of event that welcomes solo visitors) … Continue reading

May 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

Go behind the scenes of BBC Radio 4 with a screenwriter and a producer

You’re invited to a SUNDAY SALON at an extraordinary venue in the heart of Hove. It is a place to connect, share ideas and ASK QUESTIONS over tea and cake. … Continue reading

April 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

International Historical fiction writing competition that must have a hint of Australia about it

The Stringybark Times Past Short Story Award 2019 Stringybark Publishing invites Australian and international writers to try their hand at writing a historical fiction story. You have to take a … Continue reading

March 22, 2019 · 1 Comment

Nobel Prize in Literature will be awarded twice this year

The Nobel Prize in Literature is coming back this autumn AND prizes for both 2018 and 2019 will be awarded. Last year’s award was cancelled following accusations of rape against … Continue reading

March 6, 2019 · 3 Comments