Why Blog?

credit to blog_corporate.gif Today I had lunch with one of the first friends I ever made in the blogosphere, Jennie from Tea Stains. The fact that she was an expat, a Brit and living in Thailand, a part of the world I was already falling in love with, immediately drew...

Free Verse at Exmouth Market

Poets are wonderful creatures. There’s a marvellous subversive element to our collective consciousness, and when we feel threatened or taken for granted, as we so often do, we rise up and make our voices heard. Yesterday’s new poetry festival held in...

Plot or Character or Setting or What?

I will be very brief here because I’d love for you to go there, to a column organised by the fiction writer Lauri Kubitsile called The Writer’s Room. Lauri has asked several writers including Jenny Robson, Cheryl Ntumy,Wame Molefhe, Beatrice...

Authors, All

I love giving readings, but there’s something about Dublin that makes it even more special. The city oozes literature. There are statues of James Joyce and Oscar Wilde to stumble upon on both sides of the river. The Abbey and the Gate theatres sit on their...

Dubliners

Nearly a year ago to the day, Ward Wood Publishing launched its first book, a captivating new novel by an extraordinarily talented writer (ahem) otherwise known as A Clash of Innocents by Sue Guiney. Since then they have published a mix of poetry and fiction, with a...