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)

Life Stories: Non-Fiction

Photograph of the cover of Deborah Levy's Real Estate and Joan Didion's Let me tell you what I mean - both covers use shades of red and I am wearing red runners I have been immersed in fiction and writing but for the next few weeks I am turning my attention to reading about the … Continue reading Life Stories: Non-Fiction