Category Archives: Poetry – Creative Writing

Poetry at the Little Chelsea Food and Art Festival in Eastbourne last Saturday.

Mister John’s Poetry Cafe line up last Saturday, included William Chasseaud, Brian Doherty, Alvin Culzac, Peter Wathen, Keith Willson, Paul Raffety, Zara Luther, Ann Perrin, Philipa Coughlan, Stacy Carl-Mcgrath and of course Mister John. Poems, about travel, one about addiction, a monologue with a different take … Continue reading

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A garden full of roses. News of a new poetry course and other cheerful chatter.

     A new course at The Poetry school with Tim Dooley and Tamar Yoseloff is an absolute winner! Called The Urban Pastoral it is essentially a reading course but with options to write too  if desired. Tim and Tamar take … Continue reading

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Hey I’m reading at Pighog on Thursday

invited by Michaela Ridgway and on the same bill as Jackie Wills, Colette Sensier  Brendan Cleary no less!  The Nightingale Room. Grand Central 29-30 Surrey Street. 7.15. “What an honour”  I said to the rabbit “and you can’t come  because you haven’t been invited!” … Continue reading

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The snail trail – autumn and my one and only poem about cancer…

    Snellie is a tribute to Mrs Ellen Nye Chart, known as Nellie who took over as owner and manager of the Theatre Royal in Brighton in 1875. Among other things she invited 1000 inmates of the workhouse to a … Continue reading

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Jumping about in June – the RA – Tenerife

  The garden exploded into action when I was away for a few days, typical! Now it’s still roses, roses everywhere and with loads of deadheading to be done.  I’ve sorted out the greenhouse yet again with raised beds and … Continue reading

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Muddling through May

Wonderful bluebells at Nymans. Later in the week I watched a deer wandering into my eldest son’s garden. Apparently deer love to feast on roses! I went along to see the children’s parade the start of the Brighton Festival. This year the … Continue reading

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My little book about a dry stone wall published!

I wrote  ‘The Hole in the Wall’ on an Arvon picture book writing course at Totleigh Barton many years ago. I remember the inspirational Pat Hutchins the author of ‘Rosie’s Walk’ and many other picture books was the tutor.   Sadly she is … Continue reading

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