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Thoughtful Tuesdays: Nonsense Poetry

By Eithne Cullen Welcome to the first ‘Thoughtful Tuesday’ page of 2022. It’s hard to believe it’s almost two years since we started the Extra pages to keep us going through what we thought might be a few weeks of lockdown. Yet here we still are, and we’re off to a ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Writing With Wonder – Keeping Memories

By Eithne Cullen Welcome to November’s Thoughtful Tuesday page. Here at Write On! we’ve been following the theme ‘Writing With Wonder: The World Through Children’s Eyes’ and I’m sharing some pieces which evoke childhood and the memories we keep from our growing-up years. The first piece is Vic Howard’s memory from Barking ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Rest + Recharge

By Eithne Cullen Welcome to my September ‘Thoughtful Tuesday’ page. We’ve had the summer to rest and recharge our batteries and, if you’ve been following the Extra pages, you’ll have seen that we took a little time to rest during August. So, I thought I’d start thinking about rest and taking it ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Plastic Free Month

By Eithne Cullen Welcome to July’s Thoughtful Tuesday page. This month, I’m using my page to share thoughts about our relationship with plastic: July is plastic free month. If, like me, you’re shocked to see images of plastic in our oceans and on our beaches, you’ll be happy to pause and ...

Reshaping The Windrush Narrative

By Iesha Denize This week at Pen to Print and Write On! we acknowledge Windrush Day in the context of our theme, 'Transformation'. I am sharing a series of articles that explore a Windrush perspective on personal transformation, in essence, a ‘poetic’ Windrush focus on the release and a reshaping of ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Transformation

By Eithne Cullen Welcome to my page for June. I’d like to start with a quotation from John Steinbeck, one of my favourite writers: In early June the world of leaf and blade and flowers explodes, and every sunset is different. I think it captures the flavour of the month well. We’re ...