Amanda's Circus
  • Story Shortlisted in The London Magazine Competition
  • Solar Bones by Mike McCormack
  • 3:AM Magazine – my story goes live
  • Poetry Success in the Magma / Winchester Poetry Festival Pop-up Competition
  • Madam Tulip at Visual Verse
  • Peculiar Story up at Flashflood
  • The Laundry at Spelk
  • Pieces of Eight at Bampton
  • Chalk Trilogy and Winchester Cathedral
  • Story in Unthology 7, the Venice Biennale 2015 and Norwich.
  • The Stories of Simon Van Booy
  • The Street of Crocodiles
  • SLS Fellowship
  • ‘Minute Music’ Runner-up in the Writers & Artists Short Story Competition
  • Story on the InkTears Shortlist
  • My Winning Story – Synaesthesia Magazine
  • I’ve just finished – The Blue Book by A.L. Kennedy
  • My story wins the Synaesthesia Magazine Competition
  • Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology 2013
  • My Novel an Eludia Award Finalist
  • Lightship Memoir Shortlisted
  • Volare in Synaesthesia Magazine
  • Flash Slam in Brighton
  • The Mount – in White Review/Lawrence Lek collaboration ‘Pyramid Schemes’
  • Lakeview Journal has published my story
  • I’ve been reading The Return of the Native
  • Conn Pre-War Sax goes live
  • Story on the Bristol Prize Shortlist
  • Optimism and Creativity – my take on the 2013 Venice Biennale – ‘a bestiary of the imagination’
  • Elevator finds a home
  • Story in .Cent Magazine
  • Scraps Anthology – The Rite of Spring etc
  • Surprise! King’s Cross Underground and My Story
  • Reading at St Pancras
  • My story wins Litro’s Schulz/Poland Competition
  • Story in The Lampeter Review
  • Vine Leaves Literary Journal
  • National Flash Fiction Day
  • Fish Longlisted Story
  • Liars’ League perform my story
  • The Coat in Bare Hands Poetry
  • February 2013 – workshops?
  • The Cellist and the Wolves is published!
  • News (not the bad stuff)
  • Alzheimer’s story at Literary Mama
  • 2nd Place in Yellow Room
  • A Girl and Her Skin is published. Hurray!
  • The Cherrywood Box ‘highly commended’ in the Yeovil Literary Prize
  • Story on Mslexia Shortlist
  • Half Blood Blues – Esi Edugyan
  • St Petersburg – city of stories
  • The Chair is published
  • Three Dark Steps and the Parrot is published
  • Ludmilla Petrushevskaya
  • I’ve just finished…The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • Submitting Work
  • The Cherrywood Box
  • Gold Boy, Emerald Girl – a quiet voice talking
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News (not the bad stuff)

Published December 10, 2012 at 9:44 pm - No Comments

February 12th 2017: Productive and fun poetry workshop run by the excellent Sue Wrinch in Winchester. It was great to talk about poems with people and listen to their amazing work. February 11th 2017: Up to London today to visit the Zaha Hadid exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery with eldest daughter, Tilda. It was interesting, […] IWEBIX Webdesign

St Petersburg – city of stories

Published April 18, 2012 at 7:09 pm - No Comments

I have just returned from chilly St Petersburg with its frozen canals, brilliant sunshine, sudden snowstorms, and the vast Neva River. I’ve always wanted to visit partly because I am fascinated by Russian history but mostly because I’ve always loved Russian literature and music. I’m thinking here of Dostoyevsky, Chekov, Tolstoy , Turgenev, Nabokov, Pasternak, Solzhenitsyn, Bulgakov, Shostakovich, […]

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