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Writing Truth To Catalyse Change – A Conversation With Marvin Thompson

Write On! and Pen to Print regular Agnieszka Dryjas-Makhloufi interviews National Poetry Competition Winner Marvin Thompson. Rushing home from college to meet award-winning poet Marvin Thompson on Zoom, I’m a bit nervous; it’s my first-ever interview! I’ve been delayed by an interesting CPD (Continuing Professional Development) session. Little do I realise how relevant the ...

Friday Features: What A ReadFest!

By Lena Smith and Lisa Rouiller Alongside the publication of our TENTH issue of Write On! Magazine on 15 September, Online ReadFest 202, was held between 6 and 24 September. Our TENTH Barking & Dagenham book festival, ReadFest is our celebration of literature, normally held in our local libraries. This year’s ReadFest ...

Write On! Audio: Launching Today

Write On! Audio: Storytelling From East London To The World  From today, an engaged, global Write On! readership can take part in a new kind of journey – that of listeners. The launch of Write On! Audio, the new podcast ‘For Writers Everywhere’ connects emerging and established writers to each other, the ...

Showcase: Ghosthood + Recollections

September's Showcases are introduced by Georgina Brown, Manager of The Wilbur & Niso Smith Foundation. 'To the well-organised mind, death is but the next great adventure.’ J.K Rowling, via Albus Dumbledore This week, I would like to share two pieces of prose with you. It is their reflective nature that encouraged me ...

Writer Of The Month: Claire Buckle

Introduced by Palak Tewary Claire is a short story writer who has been published in women’s magazines such as The People’s Friend, Woman’s Weekly and My Weekly, small press journals, anthologies and annuals and has been shortlisted for and won competitions. Born and raised in Romford, she now lives in Southend-on-Sea. Essex ...

Write On! Interviews Writer Niall Edworthy

This week Write On! interviews author Niall Edworthy. Niall, a former reporter with wire agencies AFP and Reuters, has been writing and ghosting books for 25 years. Otto Eckhart’s Ordeal is his first work of fiction and is shortlisted for the 2021 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize. His work has covered a ...

Saturday Spotlight: New Book Releases September

By Claire Buss, Deputy Editor, Write On!  At Write On! and Pen to Print, we want to help connect authors and readers, so we've created a Spotlight page every Saturday, showcasing some of the exciting new reads available. The list has been curated by Lisa Roullier and myself, based on books ...

Friday Features: Hook Readers, Not Agents

By Rebecca Delphine You’re a new writer and you’ve written the first draft of your novel. It’s likely nowhere near finished yet, but you start thinking about what you’ll do when it’s finally complete. You discover that when applying to literary agents you usually only, at first, send them the very ...