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)

Writers Chat 45: Linda Lappin on “The Soul of Place” (Travelers’ Tales: Palo Alto, 2015)

Following on from our recent Writers Chat, much of which focused on place, Linda and I decided that we'd like to revisit our 2015 Writers Chat about The Soul of Place A Creative Writing Workbook: Ideas and Exercises for Conjuring the Genius Loci. Cover image of The Soul of Place Linda, I was delighted to … Continue reading Writers Chat 45: Linda Lappin on “The Soul of Place” (Travelers’ Tales: Palo Alto, 2015)