Author Archives: Sarah

Remembered

On our most recent WW1 Writers’ Trip to the Somme, I tried to deal with the overwhelming grief of seeing gravestone after gravestone by concentrating on the individual scripts written on each headstone. It was heartbreaking how much personality can … Continue reading

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Snapshots from the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival

Given that I’ve finally managed to immerse myself into writing my fourth novel, it could have been a strange time to experience my first ever Aldeburgh Poetry Festival. But so many people have raved about it over the years and … Continue reading

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Rhinos, Submissions and Picnics…

Put seven writers together with a list of literary magazines and journals, lots of inspiration, chocolate biscuits and a delicious home-made cake, and – voila! – I’m pleased to have hosted the first Submissions Picnic yesterday as part of my … Continue reading

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Round and about….

It’s a busy time at the moment so here are some dates of readings and workshops for you… Tonight – 20th October – I’m at Tonbridge Writers Hub, 7.30, Tonbridge Adult Education Centre, Avebury Road, talking about ideas and writing. … Continue reading

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Well, off I hop…

… to space!

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Wondrous things, revolting things, writing things….

I run two writing groups on a Tuesday, and, like most people who do any kind of writing teaching will tell you, the particular joy of this work is that a) I get to share the work of writers I … Continue reading

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Let Life Do It…

I’m reading May Sarton’s Plant Dreaming Deep at the moment, an account of her renovation of a New Hampshire farmhouse, but with lots of reflections about writing too. This one hit home: “It became more necessary than ever to eliminate … Continue reading

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Getting out the diary…

Some dates coming up for the diary… Saturday 13th September 2014 – Poetry in the Park Workshop at Westgate Gardens, Canterbury for the Wise Words Festival, 11-1pm. Find out more and bring a poem to hang up on a tree … Continue reading

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In case I forget…

… what’s important, I have this post-it note by my computer: What’s by yours?

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A walk with the angels…

I’ve never hidden my love of the connection between walking and creativity so I’m very happy to point you in the direction of a walk with a difference coming up in Tunbridge Wells. The writer and photographer, Caroline Auckland is … Continue reading

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