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As A… Writer: Elaine Spires

This week Write On! interviews novelist, playwright and actor Elaine Spires. Extensive travelling and a background in education and tourism perfected Elaine's keen eye for the quirky characteristics of people, captivating the humorous observations she now affectionately shares with the readers of her novels. Elaine's latest book The Single Best ...

Friday Feature: Dagenham Is The Protagonist

by Elaine Spires While I was growing up, I was blissfully unaware I was doing so in a place that so much of the country would have looked down its nose at and considered ‘deprived’.  I didn’t know it was sneeringly referred to as Corned Beef City by those who thought ...

Thursday Connectors: Senses Of Nature

by Farzana Hakim It feels great being back for this week’s Connectors. I hope you had a great bank holiday weekend, staying put and remaining locked down in your own homes, despite the conflicting and confusing messages arising from the Cumgate, and the boo for BoJo trends on social media these ...

COVID-19 Coronavirus Update 27 May 2020

COVID-19 Coronavirus Statement Updated 27 May 2020 Pen to Print is monitoring the latest guidance and will update you as soon as possible should the advice change. Currently we are not planning to hold any face to face events and classes. We are moving all our activity online for the foreseeable future. Our physical ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: A Sense Of Nature

by Eithne Cullen The theme for this week’s extra pages is A Sense Of Nature and it's really appropriate for the times we find ourselves in. Firstly, with our false feeling of being imprisoned, we can look out and marvel at how nature goes on despite governments, a virus and the imposition ...

Monday Memoirs: Senses Of Nature

Introduced by Holly King If there’s nothing else to be thankful for (aside from good health), it’s been great weather these past few weeks. With lockdown allowing many of us to go on more frequent walks and take in more of our surroundings, I’ve picked up on a lot more of ...

As A… Writer: Tony Ballantyne

This week, Write On! interviews author Tony Ballantyne. Tony is the author of the Penrose, Recursion and Dream series of novels as well as many acclaimed short stories that have appeared in magazines and anthologies around the world. He has been nominated for the BSFA and Philip K Dick awards. WO: How ...