What is Sera Reading? The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris

A personal and political twin tale, this is a far from traditional renderings of post-Civil War America.

Listening to Alexis Deacon

Listening to Alexis Deacon born in New York this award-winning illustrator and writer loves storytelling “I always knew I was going to be in illustrator because sharing and trying to communicate was so important to me. understanding of the stories help us to do that” Alexis’s number one tip for writers: “start as close toContinue reading “Listening to Alexis Deacon”

Poems from writing retreat

Mum Her home in two places can be One her family, is she? The other a mother. Life can be smothered I ritual suffered. Her fresh bread dedication A clean house meditation. Church and then home Regulated, lovingly grown. I fail. I fail the ‘I do’s.’ I fail to choose. I’m wanting more I’m takingContinue reading “Poems from writing retreat”

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner 

   Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner  Winner, Winner, chicken dinner! That was what we would call out when we guessed correctly which form the potatoes took every Sunday as a child.  Sunday dinner was a must in our family. It was the only time we were allowed in mum’s kitchen to cook with her. It wasContinue reading “Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner “

Axel Scheffler @ the Hive Worcester

An open day at university leads to an awesome moment in my life. A tutor from Worcester University had chatted with me and we had laughed at my eagerness but lack of portfolio. He later called me to see if I wanted to join the class in meeting Axel Scheffler at the Hive later onContinue reading “Axel Scheffler @ the Hive Worcester”

Week 8 Creative Writing with WEA

Q; Chose a picture of a character. In your mind, try to think like the person (or animal). Then working in pairs, ask questions about them in a type of dating game. With the information write a short story introducing the character you have interviewed. Me and my shadow My father and mother took theContinue reading “Week 8 Creative Writing with WEA”