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Book festival special

And a special book festival it is too!  I am having a brilliant time.  Lovely atmosphere. I’m a bit behind with blogging so let’s have a quick catch-up of the last couple of days (not in order.  Maybe in order … Continue reading

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AL Kennedy, Danny MacAskill, Story Shop and poeting

AL Kennedy‘s talk at the book festival was an easy sell to me.  In fact, it’s one of the very few events that I bought a ticket to on the first day they were released because I knew I would … Continue reading

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Orchard, Nick Field, Going to the Pictures

Playing catch-up on yesterday’s stuff… I was lucky enough to take part in an Inky Fingers workshop led by Nick Field yesterday, and I really should have got out this blog sharpish and told you all to go see him … Continue reading

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Poetry! With a robot! (and, elsewhere, Susan Calman)

It’s in the nature of August in Edinburgh that you end up with some clashes.  Even so, I was gutted when I was asked to speak at the Science and Poetry event and realised it clashed with the tickets a friend … Continue reading

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Random festival recommendations

I need to start by saying that I don’t have any special insider knowledge, or even a decent overview, when it comes to recommending stuff for the festivals.  I basically know much the same as anyone with a programme (or … Continue reading

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Lies, all lies

As promised in the last part of my Ledbury poetry festival round-up, I’m returning to the subject of lies. Two of the workshops I went to last week talked about telling lies in poetry.  The first was a Bill Manhire … Continue reading

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Ledbury Poetry Festival: Part 2

I deliberately kept the events I pre-booked at Ledbury Poetry Festival down to about one a day, so I didn’t get overwhelmed.  Since I was attending 5 workshops over the week, overdoing it was definitely a risk.  Also, I was … Continue reading

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