Josephine Butler Writer in Residence: A Plug This is a quick blog to outline what I will be doing from the start of 2019 and how you could get involved. If you are a resident, pub, business, student, school, artist, social group, teacher or any such entity wanting to engage in the arts scene in… Continue reading Calling Durham.
Last week, I walked at a fast pace through a dark night then stopped. I turned around and looked over London. I saw for five seconds the red skyline, turned my back and carried on walking up the hill away from the city. That seemingly indifferent episode has stayed with me. It comes in quiet… Continue reading PG Tips #7 – Accepting Criticism
Moving into PubPlace Moving house is not conducive to writing anything. The mind is plagued by the minutiae of admin; emotions bubble and froth, hijacking the simplest of conversations, and my body aches from lifting boxes from one place to another place to another place until, of course, they find their right place. It has… Continue reading PG Tips #6: Being a Custodian
Humans love stories Sounds a bit trite, doesn’t it? Like you’ve heard it before? How about this then: humans have a need for the stories they tell themselves. They crave stories as a smoker craves nicotine, as a child, recognition. Let me be clear at this early point: I do not mean this in a… Continue reading PG Tips #5: Story-less-ness
Admit it, you are a poet… There is an odd situation within our society (UK, 2018) at present. For many people, it can cause embarrassment or anger. Indeed, it rightly should – it is an issue that challenges the basis of our personalities and how we project ourselves in wider society. It is a problem… Continue reading PG Tips #4: The Selfishness of Art and Why it’s Needed