BRIDGET WHELAN writer

August is archive month. Posts from the past

Medusa in Wire – ART FOR WRITERS

This is one of Alexander Calder’s wire portraits – a drawing made in space – created around 1930. It’s Medusa, the green-skinned Gorgon from Greek mythology with a face that … Continue reading

October 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Enter the £10,000 award for a first-time writer

The Deborah Rogers Foundation Writers’ Award 2018 opened for entries on Sunday. It is an exciting award as it gives a substanial amount of money to a new writer. It … Continue reading

October 4, 2017 · 4 Comments

Interview with a published short story writer – and an invitation

This striking cover belongs to a new collection of short stories. I’ve read it, I love it and I think you might as well… 15 Minutes is about people whose … Continue reading

October 2, 2017 · 6 Comments

Where reading can take you…Jean Rhys QUOTE FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere. Jean Rhys is the author of Wide Sargasso Sea, among … Continue reading

October 1, 2017 · 2 Comments

Don’t Mess With Her…Art for Writers

This is a self-portrait by the New Zealand artist Rita Angus. She seems to be saying, don’t even think about it… I’ve chosen this painting because she has such a … Continue reading

September 29, 2017 · 9 Comments

A writer shouldn’t know what he is talking about…Grace Paley QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

One of the reasons writers are so much more interested in life than others who just go on living all the time is that what the writer doesn’t understand the … Continue reading

September 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Auden on the silly question a writer is always asked…. QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

A writer … is always being asked by people who should know better: “Whom do you write for?” The question is, of course, a silly one, but I can give … Continue reading

September 17, 2017 · 4 Comments

Being blown away…ART FOR WRITERS

This sculpture is made from found bits and pieces of scrap metal and part of Penny Hardy’s Blown Away series. It’s vital, full of energy and hope. There’s a totally … Continue reading

September 15, 2017 · 2 Comments

Memory isn’t a storage room or a tool…QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

Is memory produced by us, or is it us? Our identity is very likely whatever our memory decides to retain. But let’s not presume that memory is a storage room. … Continue reading

September 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Fill that notebook! A confidence-building class for writers with experience AND absolute beginners.

The basics: Friday morning in Brighton in a studio facing the sea for four weeks starting on September 29. 10.30am until 12.30 What: A small-in-numbers, big-in-ideas class with plenty of … Continue reading

September 9, 2017 · 2 Comments

Celebrating the small moments – ART FOR WRITERS

I want to celebrate the small moments we all tend to overlook. They’re the really important things… Anita Klein Anita creates feel-good pictures and prints. Born in Sydney, Australia in … Continue reading

September 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

American literary journal offers an international fellowship to flash fiction writers

SmokeLong Quarterly is inviting applications for the 2018 Kathy Fish Fellowship. SmokeLong Quarterly celebrates its 14th birthday this year with the aim of publishing the best flash fiction on the … Continue reading

September 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

“Poetry is part of everything… ” QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

Poetry is part of everything. You can’t have a really good work if it’s not touched by poetry. Poetry manifests itself in millions of ways: as rhythm, metaphor, mood. Sometimes … Continue reading

September 3, 2017 · 1 Comment

Do you know someone starting school next week?

Starting school is  probably one of the biggest changes we have to deal with and it’s not just about getting used to new routines, people and surroundings (although at five … Continue reading

September 2, 2017 · Leave a comment