The gift of space: Compton Verney Women’s Library residency

One of the loudestĀ things in my mind still from the residency a couple of weeks ago at the Compton Verney Women's Library isĀ 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

Happy-news *blows kisses* #anchoredterset

Thanks to all you amazing people being generous with your support, Samantha and I won the People's Choice Award category of the New Media Writing Prize for our iPad app, Recollections: 12 vignettes from Lashihai. Coming from the same quarter, we're in the final stages of publishing a limited edition printed version of the app … Continue reading Happy-news *blows kisses* #anchoredterset

Flashing around: June 2014 round-up

Mildred passed Ernie the small silver jug of cream and he attempted to balance the blue cup and saucer on the thick ridges of his corduroy trousers. extract from 'Things We Do Not Talk About' June has been a flash-fiction month for me, perhaps appropriately as it has the shortest night of the year. National … Continue reading Flashing around: June 2014 round-up

Do you tailor your writing?

Writing and tailoring have a surprising amount in common, from drafting patterns/stories to weaving metaphorical and actual threads. So i'm very excited to be one of the writers on Helen Limon's Bespoke(n) project, and that over the next few months I'll have the opportunity to discuss and respond to the process of tailoring clothing for … Continue reading Do you tailor your writing?