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Thoughtful Tuesdays: Unplugged

by Eithne Cullen Our theme for this week’s magazine is 'Unplugged'. We’ve been cut off and plugged in for a long time now. Everyone says: 'What would we have done without the technology we’ve got?' For me, the theatres streaming performances has been a real lifesaver, a reminder of normal life. And ...

Monday Memoirs: Unplugged

Introduced by Holly King I think a lot about technology. How dependent we all are on it, how the list of technological appliances you rely on gets longer the more you think about it. I rely on a digital alarm to wake me up, an app on my phone to beep ...

As A… Writer: Alison Booth

This week, Write On! chats with historical fiction author, Alison Booth. Alison has worked in the UK and in Australia as a professor and a novelist. Her most recent novel, The Philosopher’s Daughters, is set in the 1890s in London and Australia. Her previous novels include A Perfect Marriage, a work of contemporary fiction, ...

The Book Challenge 2019 Winner Announced

Thursday 25 June 2020 was supposed to be the Pen to Print Awards ceremony, unfortunately we have had to postpone the ceremony, but this hasn't stopped us announcing the winner of The Book Challenge 2019 on Facebook. All the finalists worked on their idea for a novel with a writing professional ...

Write On! Extra Standing Together

By Cllr Saima Ashraf, Chair of the Pen to Print Advisory Panel. As chair of the Pen to Print Advisory Board it has been an honour to contribute to the work of the programme. BAME and LGBTQ+ writers, and writers from working-class backgrounds, have long been underrepresented in the publishing industry.  ...

Thursday Connectors: Hear BAME Voices

Hi, all. It’s Farzana here. This week, though it’s not my most topical Thursday Connectors, my message is simple: in celebrating the work of BAME writers, it’s important to talk about standing together as writers and the problems we face in terms of getting traditionally published. Today, I want to spell ...
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Showcase – Take It Back & I’m The Calm One

We are celebrating BAME writers and creatives this week on Write On! Extra, so it gives me great pleasure to bring you an extract from the recently released, highly successful Take It Back, a novel by Kia Abdullah. Take It Back has been described as one of the best thrillers of the ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Standing Together

by Eithne Cullen This week, our theme is ‘Standing Together’ celebrating BAME voices and I have some fabulous pieces to share. I’m lucky to have been sent pieces from people I work with and share my writing with, in a group we all belong to. ‘Write Next Door’ currently meets weekly on ...