Inspired by our Spreadsheets & Moxie residency in the Compton Verney 19th Century Women's Library back in January, we wanted to know what books were dear to the hearts and minds of contemporary women. So we asked 100 women in our lives - from toddlers to eighty year olds - what one book they'd like to see on our library's virtual shelves and why they'd recommend it.
Being professional can be summarised as a combination of ‘being well prepared’ and ‘being a decent human’. When is a survey not a survey? Perhaps when it's designed by two creative writers and asks you questions such as 'What's your professional superpower?' rather than 'which of these two brands do you prefer?'. Our terrifyingly long online … Continue reading You said it (Moxie survey highlights)
We think we’re great as we are. We don’t need to be fixed. But we do need to find new ways of using the strengths we have to support ourselves and our creative communities. Thanks to everyone who came to last week's talk about Spreadsheets & Moxie as part of the NCLA First Thursday series … Continue reading Talking about professionalism in the creative arts #spreadsheetsandmoxie
Tomorrow lunchtime (2 March) I'll be chatting about the Spreadsheets & Moxie project and what Sarah Salway and I reckon it takes to develop and sustain a career from your creative practice. Part of the NCLA's First Thursday series, the event is designed to fit into your lunch hour and starts at 1pm in room 1.75 of the Bedson Building, … Continue reading First Thursday event in Newcastle
I'm really chuffed to have a piece included on the Dangerous Women project today, both as it gives me a chance to express some of the thoughts that have been in the front of my mind for the past four months and because it's such an awesome collection of essays, poems, testimonies and stories to be … Continue reading Dangerous Women project: ‘Tonight and for the rest of my life’
One of the loudest things in my mind still from the residency a couple of weeks ago at the Compton Verney Women's Library is the lack of real books in the room. Fortunately that's something the staff there are in the process of changing as part of the Unsilencing The Library launch in June. Still, I felt … Continue reading The gift of space: Compton Verney Women’s Library residency
A residency at Compton Verney this week, a video recap of #NaNoWriMo2016 and a train journey full of typing.
Closing date of 31/01/2017 set for our survey on creative professionalism: take 15 mins to fill it out now as your Christmas good deed!
Umbrellas of Edinburgh anthology launches tonight at the Scottish Poetry Library, 6pm.
Send me a word or a line of text to use as a writing prompt for NaNoWriMo