Newcastle, macaroons, and the Beeb.

Feel like I’ve had my socks knocked off! Seven Stories is an amazing place: a haven of children’s literature and I’d thoroughly recommend it. I’ve just finished a two week work placement there and have come back brimming with picture book ideas. Thanks so much to everyone there – you were so lovely! Fabulous timeContinue reading “Newcastle, macaroons, and the Beeb.”

Winter Wafflings

I’m having a belated blow of festivity, drinking ‘Christmas Tea’ from a Santa mug and cheerily humming “Sleigh Ride”. Must be this vile good mood I’m in! Anywho, so 2012 is here! Looks set to be a good’n: I complete my MA, go on two work placements and will finish this bloomin’ book of mine!Continue reading “Winter Wafflings”

Diffusion of Knowledge

Excellent things have been going on lately! I’ve been made student editor of Diffusion: Journal of Undergraduate Research at UCLan, and chaired my first meeting last week. The launch of Volume 3 was held at UCLan Book Exchange in the Student Union on 6th October. A journalist came around to interview us, and we’ve endedContinue reading “Diffusion of Knowledge”

LitFest, competitions and readings!

There seems to be an influx of art events this month, and I’m not quite sure where to begin! I’ve recently put my name down to help at the Lancaster LitFest (14th-23rd October 2011). Volunteers are always needed for distibuting leaflets, ticket-selling and ushering at front of house. Don’t be afraid to get in touchContinue reading “LitFest, competitions and readings!”

Manchester Fiction Prize

I came across a leaflet at a creative writing group I went to a couple of weeks ago for the Manchester Fiction Prize. I’ve got to admit, this looks great. The competition is open to everyone over the age of 16 and asks for up to 3,000 words. Lots of flexibility with this one. TheContinue reading “Manchester Fiction Prize”