A small selection of posts I have enjoyed in the last few days and I hope you will head over to enjoy in full.. thanks Sally.
Jessica Norrie introduces us to a collaborative poetry and story collection Stay Home – A Year of Writing Through Lockdown spearheaded by Chantelle Atkins –
When lockdown unlocks writers
Last year I was one of many who wrote a guest blog post for Chantelle Atkins, an author, writing group teacher and mentor with a similar teaching background to mine. She was collecting articles on experiences of the first lockdown (how long ago that seems! Yet a rerun remains a distinct possibility given how poorly the Westminster government have managed the pandemic). Don’t groan, that’s not the theme today. Instead, this interview with Chantelle celebrates the creativity she, her fellow writers and mentees, child and adult, demonstrate in this anthology just published. Like me, she enjoys encouraging children’s writing and storytelling and links it with adults’ creativity too. As we emerge into a changed world, do enjoy this varied set of approaches and reactions.