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Writers News


Well done to our own Kathy Watson whose poem, 'New Term’ won first prize in the CarersUK Creative Writing Competition 2016. Kathy’s poem describes a train journey with her disabled brother, who attended a boarding school in Hertfordshire for children with cerebral palsy. The poem can be found by clicking on the 'Poetry' link.

Published Work

Jo Jackson - Too Loud a Silence. Set in 2011 in Egypt in the grip of the Arab Spring. Maha Rhodes, a journalist, born in Egypt but raised in England, flies to Cairo to trace her roots.
Available on Amazon, Waterstones and other independent Shropshire book stores.

Maggie Bardsley - Beestings and Boilie. A childhood memoir. It tells the tale of the struggles of a migrant Irish family who move from Malin Head, the most northerly point in Ireland, to an equally remote farm in north east Northumberland.
Available on Amazon and Burway Books, Church Stretton.

Christine Leaman - Mineral. A compelling short story in the e-publication Forecast: Short Stories by Birmingham New Writers
You can get the e-book using this link and read it on your Kindle or similar:

Gillian Griffin - Monologues. A feisty pensioner named Myfanwy resides somewhere south of Ceredigion. She holds forth from her kitchen table to her long suffering friend Blodwen and her sister Gladys on the trials and tribulations of general life: taking in subjects such as the dentist, Aldi, the iPhone and getting fit.
Gillian read several of these on Heart FM (Radio Calon Wrexham). Recently the stories have been taken up by the online magazine Tales from Wales, being presented as an ongoing blog.