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In this edition:
The Pen to Print Brand Refresh
ReadFest 2019 Programme
Pen to Plate
Pen to Print International Storytelling 2019/20 Programme
In this edition:
Pen to Print Competition Winners 2018/19 Announced
Write On! Magazine Launched
New International Storytelling Year Starts
- Book Launch: The Barking Foxes Poetry Anthology, 11 April.
- Claire Buss Book Surgery 0n Social Media, 16 April
- Katie Ginger with The Little Theatre on the Seafront, 26 April
- Sweethearts of Ilford Lane with Farzana Hakim, 30 April
- Michael Feld Cretive Writing Competition for Young People
- New York Times bestselling author Kate Moore with Radium Girls on 8 March
- Workshop on how to pass the 11+ exams and choose a Secondary school for your child on 13 March
- Najla Love Stories with Ola Awonubi 14 March
- Beautifully Flawed with Arinola Araba 20 March
With reports on Love in the Library and Comic Book Workshops held in February.
If there’s a book you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.
One should begin any work of fiction with the longest, most convoluted sentence imaginable, then try to beat that record.
Description begins in the writer’s imagination, but should finish in the readers.
You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it.
Writing is a great comfort to people like me, who are unsure of themselves and have trouble expressing themselves properly.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.
It is better to ask some of the questions than to know all the answers.
Creativity is contagious, pass it on.
To write successfully, one requires only a sharp pencil, a piece of paper and a hot cup of tea.
Poetry is when an emotion has found it’s thought, and the thought has found words.
Writing lets you break boundaries because you can go anywhere you wish.
The voice in my stories is sometimes authentic, sometimes it is foreign.
Sometimes it is old. Sometimes it is new. Sometimes my writing is Muslim, other times it is Sikh and many times, it is no one’s religion because as long as I am telling the story,
I am in control.
I am whoever I want to be.