Best wishes to you all,
last night me and Kirsten went to the Tin Angel Open mic night. we entered a competition to write a christmas haiku…......and won!!
here's the winning haiku:
Haiku for Christmas Morning
Divorced of their shells,
indecent, nude gifts of love.
the poem was a joint effort and we won a copy of David Dabydeen's new book, Our Lady of Demerara.
From the ideas that we were all discussing at the end of term, I thought it might be good to get some more ideas and feedback on these ideas so that maybe next term we can take them forward and maybe put them into action. So share your thoughts on the following:
1. Writers in the department.
I think John had a great idea here about getting people to give readings in the department. I have approached Jon Morley of Heaventree about the possibility and he sounded interested. What do you reckon?
again I think this would be great. but if we want to do this, how should we approach it? Should we put out a call for submissions or initially just publish something with our work in to get it off the ground? Publish ourselves or get printed professionally? Short stories and poetry?
Be interesting to hear your ideas.
Just one other thing: support your local poetry magazine! Advocado, Heaventree's magazine is going quarterly as from January. Subscription is £10 a year and you get a free book from their catalogue too when you sign up! see the heaventree site for details.
All the best,
Further to Jane's entry, I'm aiming to redraft my workshopped pieces, work on more of my novel, work on a new short story and a few poems…that's the aim today anyway?!
As far as the workshop goes, I intend to provide something new for it…but I'm happy to read more about Stefan, whether it's a redraft or new stuff!