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Showcase: Dear Henry

Welcome to my fourth showcase for June. If you’ve been following this page each week, you will know I've been bringing you writing which explores human transformation. In the first week, I brought you an extract from my own novel, in which two real Barking children are just ‘expectant buds’ ...

Showcase: Cashmere + The Wig Show

Welcome to my third showcase of writing on the theme of human transformation. Last week, I showcased a short story by Meg Hung which focused on a difficult father-son relationship. This week, I’ve chosen a short story by Laura Pitman, Cashmere, which is centred on a sticky mother-daughter relationship currently undergoing ...

Write On! In Conversation With Kareful

By Lucy Kaufman I sat down with Kareful, one of the founders of the electronic music genre ‘Wave’, to discover more about this cutting-edge genre, and where it’s headed in future. You can be forgiven for never having heard of Wave; Kareful says this huge underground music scene is one of the ...

Showcase: Bess + Now I Become She-Wolf

Welcome to my second showcase of writing about transformation and, in particular, human transformation over the course of our lives. We humans have an ancient connection to animals; wolves in particular, whose protective and loyal qualities we harnessed through domestication into the faithful dog. Today, I am showcasing two short stories featuring ...

Showcase: Pretty Bubbles

Welcome to the first of my weekly showcases for June. The current Write On! theme is Transformation, which is all around us, not just in the re-emergence from our lockdown life, but also in the seasonal changes on our shrubs and trees, now we are coming into the full bloom ...

Showcase: Eleanor Marx: The Jewess Of Jews Walk

In this, my second week as guest editor of the Wednesday Showcase page, I’m featuring the work of one of our Pen to Print writers, Lucy Kaufman. As well as being an active part of the team, Lucy is the tutor for Pen to Print playwriting and screenwriting courses. Thirty-three of ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: International Women’s Day

By Eithne Cullen I’m delighted to introduce  this page to you   this month, as March is the month that’s associated with women’s empowerment and International Women’s Day (IWD). I have fond memories of International Women’s Day from the time when I worked in a girls’ school.  We always did a lot ...

Monday Moments: Marching Ever Onwards

Introduced by Holly King January is the month of resetting: resolutions, starting a new year, a new you, a new future. Yet it’s never made much sense to me, because the calendar year is an external construct. You can’t reset in any literal way, and I’ve never been able to keep ...