The Patchwork Lady, poems by Rosemary High, available on Kindle.
Rosie was one of our MAs, 2012-13 and now lives in Texas. Read about her on her Amazon author page.
This is a message to all former and current grads of the MA.
I’ve been talking with Alex Lewczuk, founder of Siren Radio, the University’s community radio station, and one of its regular presenters, about getting some creative writing input to the radio.
My initial idea is to invite grads to submit some short pieces of their writing to be recorded for transmission on Siren. Poems fit the bill because they’re short, but there’s no reason we can’t think about longer prose pieces as well. Grads could read the work themselves or we could get someone else to do that for them. We can also consider the idea of having grads talking about their writing.
Recorded material would be preserved as a podcast on Alex’s radio site, Southside Broadcasting (and therefore available for replay on the internet), and you would have the benefit of the podcast as a promotional tool.
If you have any pieces you’d like us to consider, just email it to me at my University email.
One of our grads, Shirley Bell, has a poem in The North 52 AND she is a Poet of the Week on the Poetry Super Highway (Facebook group) – “online during the week of June 23-29… and then forever thereafter on the Past Featured Poets archive section.”!
More about Shirley at her blog.
Our alumni go on to pursue a number of careers. Nick Beaumont has struck out into online commerce:
Forever Bag is my first independent venture into e-commerce since graduating from the fantastic MA in Creative Writing at the University of Lincoln in 2012. Based in Manchester, our small team work with some top class manufacturers to offer beautiful, design-inspired bags at low prices.
We’re constantly growing our catalogue and our fashion-loving community, and hope as many people as possible can get involved! We’re currently offering free delivery and a 10% discount for anyone who likes us on Facebook, so check out our website: http://www.foreverbag.co.uk, and our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/foreverbag to see our latest blog posts, offers and competitions.
Take a look.
Our Shakespeare’s Birthday/St George’s Day Jaunt to Tupholme Abbey; followed later by visits to the bookshops of Horncastle, including The Most Dangerous Bookshop in the World (Tim Smith Books).
Robert Edric, our guest writer at the symposium on Wednesday, 9 April.
With 24 novels to his name he’s one of our foremost novelists.
Many thanks to him for his informative and encouraging words.
Photos from the Fourth Lincoln Drift:
“Who You Looking At?
Weird Beastie Looking On.
There’s more to this than meets the eyes (ie, you can see two students reflected in the window).
At the back of student flats.
You may be having a coffee but you’ve still got to write something.
That includes you.
How to look studious in a secondhand bookshop.
It always ends with cake. Today, for Ranin’s birthday.
New from redplantpress, Shirley’s latest collection of poems written during the time her husband was waiting for his triple heart bypass.
And while we’re at it – congratulations to Shirley on getting her MA in Creative Writing!
Here’s her blog (including pic of American cucumber).