Category Archives: Write

Morrison, Diaz and Oates

If you live/work/study near the New York Public Library and can attend their literary events you’re very lucky. The rest of us can enjoy them as podcasts or videos. Here are two of the best (yep, three names, two talks). Advertisements

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Good Reading & Listening List #2

Here are the best books and articles I’ve come across lately. They’re not all new; they are all interesting. If you’d read something you’d recommend, let me know. It’s good to spread the word with likeminded folk. Fiction The Woman … Continue reading

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Good Reading & Listening List #1

Here are the best books, articles and podcasts I’ve come across lately. They’re not all new; they are all interesting. If you’d read or heard something you’d recommend, let me know. It’s good to spread the word with likeminded folk.

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Miranda July: We Think Alone

Miranda July is endlessly interesting. She writes, and makes films and multimedia art. Sometimes she acts. But for that pedestrian description to have any bearing you need to look at her work. If you’ve dismissed July on the grounds of quirky, hip, … Continue reading

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Thirty Women and CARE

The second issue of annual digital magazine Open Field is now on the iTunes store. The easiest way to download it for your iPhone or iPad is to use the link on the Open Field website. But why should you? … Continue reading

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Writers Speak

Listening to writers read from their work and talk about it is a treat. Here are some gems I’ve heard lately, not all new but all terrific.  Joan Didion reads from Blue Nights and is interviewed by Jeffrey Brown on … Continue reading

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The Places You’ll Go

The lines below come from Dr Seuss’ book Oh! The Places You’ll Go! Wise words. You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you … Continue reading

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The Fabulous Mr Fox

When I was at Banff, last month, the Wired Writing Studio group met on Friday afternoons to read from work we admired. I loathe readings. At least, I thought I did. These, I enjoyed.

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Writing Without Vipers

Fourteen days until I fly to Canada to begin a two-week writing course in Banff and I’ve done no work on my manuscript in months. None. This troubles me enormously but I can only see scraps of time between today … Continue reading

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Wired Writing

I’ve been accepted into the Banff Centre for Creativity’s Wired Writing Studio. A miracle, truly. And I can’t wait. And although I haven’t yet started the course I’m already encouraging people I respect to apply for it themselves, because the … Continue reading

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