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Oct
04

Poetry Competition for the Pool – 2017

Our friends at the Jubilee Pool are running a poetry competition this October. Read on for details…   To celebrate The Jubilee Pool’s first year of October opening. ‘In The Swim’ £5 cheque per entry … £10 for 3 entries… made out to The Friends of Jubilee Pool Max 40 lines, (typed) including contact details and […]

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Sep
29

Cornwall’s Native Poet: Charles Causley

Jane Darke and Andrew Tebbs documentary about the life of Charles Causley was shown on BBC Four on Sunday 1st October at 8pm. Watch it live or catch up on BBC iPlayer. Charles Causley was one of the great poets of his generation. Born in 1917 in Launceston, north Cornwall, on the edge of Bodmin […]

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Jul
03

Venturing Off the Map and Into the Woods…

  As part of Penzance Litfest’s Uncharted Waters events, pupils from Trythall school ventured off the map and into the wilds of Trevaylor woods to explore nature, poems and stories. There they encountered characters from folktales, learnt how to use their senses to navigate their way in their uncharted surroundings, and met some unusual characters […]

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Jul
02

What you know and what you know now…

  ‘Write what you know.’ This piece of advice a piece of advice is usually one of the first given to new writers. It can cover many things from characters to plot to setting. I won’t disagree with it either as I have used my area of Cornwall as the location for all my books. […]

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Jun
30

Poetry, Tea and Creativity

In ancient Greek, the word poet means  ‘one who creates‘ and I have always taken a creative approach to poetry – trying to present it in original ways that will delight and inspire others. Some of these ways have included The Poetree, I’ll Eat My Words range of edible poetry, Word M’art featuring poems in […]

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Jun
24

All You Need is Pen, Paper and a Smile, from Jenny Kane

Everyone has a story to tell, and everyone has their own way in which to tell it. Life writing concentrates on using your own experiences and turning them into works of fiction. In 2013 I wrote my first contemporary fiction novel, Another Cup of Coffee. The idea for this book came from a conversation I […]

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Apr
03

The Book Is Dead – Long Live The Book!

Were you there when they tried to bury the book? Even before there was any news of its demise? The crocodiles were there; the kindled flames of digitalis were licking round a coffin made out of old book covers. The trend checkers were there singing from their iPads about ‘birth cohorts’ and ‘generational trends’. And, […]

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Feb
24

Wild Words from Bridget Holding

I like to help writers find the wild, in themselves, their words, and also in the Penzance Literary Festival. In 2014 I ran a workshop in the stunning Morrab Gardens about how to track down your ‘Wild Words’. In 2015 I re-entered that tropical paradise, and it was all about ‘How To Eat an Elephant’ […]

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