Monthly Archives: November 2013

One Anjali Writer’s Story Told

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Today is the post featuring the first story and memoir of one of the Anjali House writing students. You can read all about “Bob” and his work here. The series of blogs, as seen on Mel u’s The Reading Life, …

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The Reading Life and The Anjali House Workshop: Take 2

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Mel u has written his moving and informative introduction to our project and the history behind it. Please take a look at it here. The first of the student’s works will be up tomorrow.   Thanks!

The Reading Life and the Anjali House Workshop

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Now here is something really special (I know, I say this a lot, but bear with me). The blogger known as The Reading Life , written by Mel u, has set aside a series of posts highlighting the work of the Anjali …

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The Future Is Coming

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Amazon is now showing a pre-order page  for my new novel, which will be launched and available on January 31, 2014. Something to look forward to after Christmas!   But for something a bit sooner, stay tuned to these pages …

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Playing Khachaturian

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  I don’t often post here about the Kensington Philharmonic concerts which I play in two or three times a year. I love this orchestra, and have been a member of it for over twenty years. We basically concentrate on …

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Unsung Heroes, again

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About 6 months ago, I wrote about a wonderful initiative taken on by three women living in Australia. They decided to create a book of text and pictures dedicated to promoting the work of some of Cambodia’s most notable NGO’s. …

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Writers Helping the Philippines

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I usually don’t post three times a week, but I couldn’t let another day go by without saying something about Typhoon Haiyan. But really, what is there to say? Now’s not the time for talk, but rather for action. And …

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ShortStops: The Latest in the World of the Short Story

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Dear all lovers/writers/readers of the short story, Welcome to this fantastic new website which I just discovered. It is adorably called ShortStops and it is all about           GETTING EXCITED ABOUT SHORT STORIES IN THE UK …

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Colin Bell: Stephen Dearsley’s Summer of Love

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  I’m very pleased to be able to present another Great Conversation. This time, I’m chatting with a novelist/poet whose work I have very much grown to admire, and not only because he is a fellow Ward Wood writer.   …

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Where are the Women Playwrights?

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The theatre in London has been an important part of my career in the arts from the start. My first published work was the poetry play, Dreams of May. That led to the founding of the charity CurvingRoad, the production of …

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