Archive for the 'Writing Challenges' Category

New Leaf Writers

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

New Leaf writers asked me if I would like to join their closed group – I said yes and I have not regretted it! I love my writer communities weather they are on line or in real life. New Leaf has a local aspect to it for me and ties in with some physical go […]

WoPo 2017

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

February is almost upon us and that can mean only one thing!!! It is WoPo time. WoPo is a Poem a Day Challenge I set up years ago now, there are exercises and bits on writing know how going out on the blog and the Facebook Page through out the year but Feb. is the […]

Jan Food For Thought

Saturday, January 21st, 2017

Food For Thought is my local monthly spoken word event, this months one was lit. standing room only and was live streamed. I as always crashed into the speaker whilst getting up on the little raised platform but all was well. There was a brilliant mix of poems from conventional to rhyming comedics and pretty […]

Christmas and Winter and Poetry and Stuff

Sunday, January 15th, 2017

It is pretty much mid winter here in the northern hemisphere, we are shrouded in darkness for most of the day with murky reprieves. I’ve been writing a little bit here and a little bit there, Christmas tends to bring out two types of poetry in me – kids and dark introspective stuff. This is […]

Happy Poetry New Year!!! 2017!

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

Happy New Year and I hope this blog finds you all enjoying the festive season 2017 is going to be an EPIC year So what are my poetry plans? Well as always there are the poetry writing drives – there are four I shall be undertaking this year. Month of Poetry – which was started […]

SketchFest

Monday, November 28th, 2016

SketchFest is a creative drive – I believe it runs monthly – the idea is that there is a 48 hour window in which you can take one of the offered prompts and draw. You are only allowed to draw for hour and then that it s it. Thanks to the Squiffy Gnu drive I’ve […]

Squiffy Gnu

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Squiffy GNU was/is a brilliant online poetry writing drive fashioned after Chelt 52 where a prompt was given weekly. Run by Colin Waterman it has been an amazing source of support and inspiration. I have created a range of visual poems from the various prompts this year. Sadly the group is shutting :'( But thanks […]

Autumn Stuff

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Autumn dates and activities: October: Secret Singing London/Essex Sat 1st Oct. Contact me for details Fun Palace Sun 2nd Oct starts 10:30 there will be my Cuddly Science workshop which will contain puppets, poetry, craft and science and Then there is a poetry and story slot later in the afternoon where I will also be […]

Poem A Day Challenges

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Each year I have three standard Poem a Day challenges, these are Month of Poetry in January, World Poetry Writing Month in February which I run and National Poetry Writing Month in April. This writing challenges really help me focus and write down all the stuff that buzzes around my head. I then spend the […]

Colouring Book Poll

Friday, May 6th, 2016

Obviously I have only just launched A Stranger Dream: Love a non-linear visual poem as a colouring book but… well people have been asking about other books – now I have a long list of other potentials but thought I’d see what people want Trying to decide what type of ink style colouring in book […]