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.
YA authors Kerry Drewery, Zoe Marriott and Emma Pass will all be appearing at Lincoln High Street Waterstones at 6.30, Wednesday 29 October.
All writers of strong, independent female characters, they will read extracts from their books and take questions from the audience.
Kerry’s website: kerrydrewery.tumblr.com
Kerry is a frequent guest on Siren Radio’s Inspired on Air: check out following post.
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.
Poet and Emeritus professor Tony Curtis responds to Hanif Kureishi’s jibe about creative writing courses being a waste of time (TC being external examiner on the MA in Creative Writing here at Lincoln):
If Hanif Kureishi feels his experience as a teacher of creative writing at university level has been so negative, perhaps he or the University of Kingston should consider his position. My experience of introducing and teaching the subject at the University of Glamorgan, now the University of South Wales, beginning in 1982, was more positive, with some undergraduates and postgraduates going on to publish. Of course, that can never be the stated aim of such courses, but the success of published and award-winning writers and poets from a course reflects back on both their fellow students and the teaching staff…
Nice bit of publicity for Hanif Kureishi, though.
Writing a book every five weeks:
“Being an author is like being a shark, you have to keep swimming or you die,” he says. “People don’t want to wait a year and a half for the next book in the series, they want instant gratification.”
Russell Blake in WSJ on his prolific book-writing career.
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!
The PBS has launched a free student membership, which is open to all UK higher education students, who can enrol by emailing or sending their proof of student identity to us.
Students can join online and contact will be via email. Once they have enrolled and logged in, student members will be able to view the online version of the Bulletin, our quarterly review of the best new poetry, in the restricted members’ area. They can also order books and receive their 25% members’ discount.
Read more at PBS.
The publishing industry is undergoing significant disruption. Amazon is pushing down book prices and controlling the point of sale. Self-publishers are flooding the market with cheap books, producing some very high quality work that competes with traditionally published books, and proving a new business model that may well lure authors away from traditional deals.
The level of disruption cannot be underestimated, and it’s going to have a significant impact on publishing as we currently know it.
Read more at Forbes.