You may remember back in January, I wrote a post about creative writing workshops which were held in rural locations around Dorset to promote creative writing. (You can read the post here.) The workshops were offered by steering group members of the Dorset Writers’ Network and encouraged participants to submit a 500 word story, based in Dorset, for inclusion in an anthology. This Little World is the result of hard work by all those involved.
The stories in this anthology are by writers from 11-70 years. Each story is a real gem of no more than 500 words in length which celebrates the diversity of the county. The anthology is available in paperback through Amazon, click here for details. An ebook of the anthology will follow.
With other postgraduate students, I spent a splendid day at the British Library, getting acquainted with the amazing resources that are available. I hadn’t been aware of the digital collections that are held and to handle some of the manuscripts was wonderful. While I was there I was issued with a reader’s pass (make sure you take the necessary ID when applying – proof of address and proof of signature is necessary). I also made a reader room request so that I could have access to a play script of What Maisie Knew which I hope to use in my MPhil research.
Some of the resources presented at the workshop include: Read the rest of this entry »
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For some playful writing ideas, please see Robert McCrum’s Fifty things I’ve learnt about literary life.
For a literary TV treat, don’t forget to watch Great Expectations on BBC1 at 9pm on 27,28 and 29 December.
My blog during 2012, will include:
- an interview with Louisa Adjoa Parker as she moves from published poetry into writing her first novel
- a focus on contemporary writers taking inspiration from living in Dorset
- Thomas Hardy in Dorchester
What are your writerly resolutions for 2012?