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Artist vs. Mommy

Once I wrapped my last project at the end of September, I submitted to an ebb of domestic demands, and now I’m so incredibly ready for artistic flow. 607 more words

On writing sequences: with guests Keith Hutson, Steve Ely and Pascale Petit

For the last 18 months I’ve been more or less bogged down, stalled, stymied – call it what you like. It started with a reading I heard at the Red Shed in Wakefield, a group performance by the Sandal Writers. 3,338 more words

2017 Nobel Prize for Literature

Well, surprise, surprise. The good folks over at the Swedish Academy decided to give this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature to a writer! (Don’t get me started on their past choices, one of which includes awarding the prize in 1974 to… 228 more words

The Games People Play

I am tempted to be a bit gossipy here, and fear I’ll have to do an Oscar Wilde and yield to it. Despite seriously loving both A.S. 616 more words

The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt

Famous author Olive Wellwood writes a special private book, bound in different colours, for each of her children. In their rambling house near Romney Marsh they play in a story-book world – but their lives, and those of their rich cousins and their friends, the son and daughter of a curator at the new Victoria and Albert Museum, are already inscribed with mystery. 827 more words


ON THIS DAY: August 24, 2017

August 24th is

Pluto Demoted Day *

Strange Music Day *

Vesuvius Day *

Waffle Iron Day *

William Willberforce Day *

Sack Like a Visigoth Day *  1,037 more words


Repertoire Op. 1

The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself, with desire for what its monstrous laws have made monstrous and unlawful.

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