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Playing with words and music

  Write a play with songs, for a cast of four actor-musicians – that was the brief from Penrith’s rural touring company, Quondam. I’d only written one song lyric in my life, and loved it! So I was kicking keen … Continue reading

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Ghosts of a Low Moon

  My first collection Ghosts of a Low Moon (ISBN 978-1-907276-60-6) is now available from Lapwing, Belfast at The collection brings together new poetry and poems from magazines, such as, Ambit, The London Magazine and Interpreter’s House. The collection … Continue reading

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The Craft of Fiction: How to become a novelist by Jonathan Falla I’ve been a professional author for thirty years, writing film and stage drama, three published novels, short stories and essays. The Craft of Fiction grew out of the … Continue reading

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Chris Powici, editor of Northwords Now

I’m two issues into editing Northwords Now and the time has come to start myself a ‘blog’. This is something I promised myself (and others) back In January. The good folk at The Open University (one of my other employers … Continue reading

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Historical novelist

I didn’t set out to be an historical novelist. The plan was to write bleak, contemporary psychological thrillers that would propel me into the top tax bracket and a life of book tours and thoughtful interviews on Radio 4. Things … Continue reading

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Romy Wood and Bamboo Grove

  ROMY WOOD Writer, lecturer, wife, mother & facilitator of diverse things, both tangible and spiritual. launched at the Wales Millenium Centre on Friday 8th October 2010  A black comedy of manic depression, sex  and altruism published by Alcemi/yLolfa  A pseudo-Buddhist … Continue reading

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Amy Sackville wins major fiction prize

Amy Sackville, Associate Lecturer on  A215 Creative Writing, has won the John Llewellyn Rhys prize for her first novel The Still Point.    The John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, was founded in honour of the writer John Llewellyn Rhys, who was killed … Continue reading

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Creative writing lecturer makes awards shortlist

Sarah Bakewell, Associate Lecturer on  A215 Creative Writing, is one of only three people to make it onto the Costa Biography Book Award shortlist for 2010. How To Live a Life of Montaigne is the first full life of Montaigne in … Continue reading

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