What is Sera Reading? The Magician By Colm Toibin

The Magician is an historical fiction account of the life and times of Thomas Mann and his family.

Big County Wide Competition

A big county-wide competition is now open. This is a creative writing opportunity for young people across the county. whether you are into poetry or storytelling, music or drama. Please do take the opportunity to get some extra training and even compete with others for prestigious prizes. https://www.wcaf.org.uk WCAF 2021 – 70th Anniversary Concert

What’s Joshua Reading? The Sandman by Neil Gaiman

Right from the outset our hero has the biggest fall of his eternity. how will he get free and return to his kingdom.

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.

Writing advice for the short fiction competitions.

A little writing guide here. It’s not a definitive guide on- How To Write A Short Story. Although, it will give you a few pointers as to what our judges look for when they’re reading entries. The beginning. Make sure you grab the reader’s attention immediately. You don’t have many words, so use them wisely. MakeContinue reading “Writing advice for the short fiction competitions.”

Introduction to Letterpress

Wednesday 2nd October: Introduction to Letterpress Letterpress is a direct relief print method, meaning that a design is printed by transferring ink from plate to paper. The group were each given a verse from the Lewis Carroll poem; Jabberwocky. Keen Children’s Literature readers, both Stephine and I were aware of the poem and its author,Continue reading “Introduction to Letterpress”

Hartlebury Castle (The Bishop’s Palace)

The land that Hartlebury Castle sits on was granted to the Bishop of Worcester by King Burghred in the late 9th century, although the foundations of the building that now stands here are believed to date back to the 13th century.  Since the 12th century, it has been a centre of ecclesiastical and administrative powerContinue reading “Hartlebury Castle (The Bishop’s Palace)”

BRISTOL HARBOUR FESTIVAL 2018

For many people the Bristol Harbour festival is an opportunity to celebrate the heart of the beautiful city, and the harbour itself. In 1802, famous architect William Jessop proposed installing a dam and lock at Hotwells to create the floating harbour and a £530,000 scheme was approved by Parliament. Construction began in May 1804 andContinue reading “BRISTOL HARBOUR FESTIVAL 2018”