Monthly Archives: February 2015

Doing Research the Old Fashioned Way…

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…or Sue’s Excellent Adventure! Most of what I am doing here in Cambodia is teaching workshops, working with kids and organising Writing Through. But I also wanted to do some research for my next novel. I had read about some …

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A New Workshop, More Empowered Students!

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Last week we ran another workshop here in Siem Reap. This was important for two reasons: first, it was the  first one run for the terrific NGO Sala Bai, which takes some of the country’s poorest young adults and gives …

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Encouragement for the Unpublished

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Two poetry collections and umpteen published single poems later and I still have never made it into one of the big journals. But every now and again I throw caution to the wind and send out a submission to one of …

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Anjali House, Phare Circus and Writing Through

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A fifth anniversary and a first birthday — last night was the celebration ending this year’s collaborative Writing Through Cambodia workshop between Anjali House and the Phare Cambodian Circus. What an amazing night. It began with us all attending opening …

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Cambodia Meets The Philippines

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Serendipity. A teacher from the Manila Waldorf School was trawling around the internet to find things to do with a group of her Creative Writing students which she was bringing to Siem Reap. She found out about me and Writing …

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Buddha’s Birthday

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Today, all the schools and many businesses are closed to celebrate Buddha’s Birthday. I went with the students and teachers of Anjali House to the local pagoda at Wat Svai to take part in the rituals. I do love it …

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I’m Back!!!

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I’m back here in Siem Reap where the weather is surprisingly not boiling hot! I spent the weekend getting over jet lag and then today I was back at Anjali House, wearing my ‘Board of Trustees Hat.’ We are now …

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