Retreating with words

Yesterday, I got stranded on St Mary’s Island. Happily, this was entirely intentional, a six-hour retreat, organised by Elementary V. Watson. Elementary’s Victoria visited me last month to talk about her writing, but today she was in full facilitation mode, helping us all get the most of six gloriously-uninterrupted hours of writing time. Having just … More Retreating with words

Wish You Were Here

Last January, myself and other members of Victoria Watson’s Elementary Writers braved the ‘brisk’ sea air and headed over to St Mary’s Lighthouse to record a podcast of poetry and prose all about the great coastal area that most of us call home. That event led to a great reading at the building of the … More Wish You Were Here

Blood from the Quill

Last October, members of Elementary Writers, led by Victoria Watson, performed pieces of poetry and fiction at a Halloween celebration at the Cumberland Arms. It all went down so well, their works have now been combined, and released in an anthology, Blood from the Quill, available now. Being a member of the group myself, and … More Blood from the Quill

Burn’s Night at the Cumberland Arms

Last Halloween, Elementary Writers, a writing group led by Victoria Watson, collaborated with the Cumberland Arms for Blood from the Quill, an evening of gothic literature. As Victoria explains “performers dressed in Victorian dress, and the set, designed by the super-talented Ian J Young, was incredible. I even managed to lay flowers on my own … More Burn’s Night at the Cumberland Arms