Exciting Book Post: Future Writers/Artists Chats

Photograph of stacked books. From bottom to top the titles are: Dubliners; Murder in the Monto/ The Geometer Lobachevsky; This Train is For: Keepsakes; Seven Steeples; Dolly Considine's Hotel. As followers of this blog will know, much of what I love doing is chatting to other writers, artists and readers. This week some beautiful book … Continue reading Exciting Book Post: Future Writers/Artists Chats

Writers Read: Vanessa Gebbie “The Coward’s Tale” (Re-post from July 2012)

Doris Sommer in her article "Art and Accountability" (which investigates, among other things, cultural agency), declares that "Constraint is a condition of creativity, not a nemesis." In this, a time of world-wide constraint, it is worth turning to our creative impulses and seeing how they behave. Out on a hill walk with my daughter, I … Continue reading Writers Read: Vanessa Gebbie “The Coward’s Tale” (Re-post from July 2012)

After Writing – Reading

As always, after an intense spell of writing, I like to return to reading. Reading for leisure, for pleasure, for the act of reading itself. Reading to no agenda other than to follow word after word, sentence after sentence so that I might be surprised by a discovery, a nudge, a startling fact, a sense … Continue reading After Writing – Reading