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Showcase: Resilience + Airport

Hello, everyone! I hope you are all coping well given the circumstances. If it makes you feel any better, we are back in lockdown across the Atlantic in Colombia, as well. You'd think with all this time at home I'd have made a bigger dent in my TBR (to be read) ...

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 ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Food For Thought

While the Write On! team take a well-deserved break for Christmas, we will still be sharing every day with pages from issue 6 of the magazine and some special Christmas and New Year messages just for you! Today's page is Thoughtful Tuesdays: Food For Thought ***** Read the latest issue of Write On! ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Hope Endures

By Eithne Cullen Welcome to today’s Thoughtful Tuesday page. Here at Write On! we’re continuing our Extra pages on the theme of 'Hope.' With the latest lockdown easing, the news of a vaccine and the thought of being able to see more of our family in the near future, it’s a ...
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Showcase: Who We Are + Baba Marta

As the UK's second lockdown continues, we open this week's Showcase with a timely and powerful poem by Zoe Neirizi. It begins with the all-too-familiar description of everyday life during the era of the coronavirus, challenging us to compare our lives now with 'before'. But as the poem progresses, we ...

Writer Of The Month: Patsy Middleton

By Juneha Chowdhury Our writer of the month is novelist and poet Patsy Middleton. Patsy was a finalist in the Pen to Print Book Challenge 2015 and 2016 with her debut novel, Colonel Erdington’s Daughter. Apart from writing historical fiction, Patsy also writes sketches, adaptions of plays, and lots of thought-provoking poetry. ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Hope

By Eithne Cullen My mother was always using sayings and proverbs and many of them often pop into my mind. With our theme of 'Hope' coming into the magazine, I remembered her saying: “Hope springs eternal in the human breast.” Interestingly enough, it’s a line that comes up in our piece ...
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Showcase: 2020 + Illusion

It's been a couple of weeks since we last showcased the excellent poetry we receive here at Write On!. To make up for this, I am pleased to share two highly enjoyable poems this week. The first is the winning poem from Barking and Dagenham's 2020 'Summer Of Festivals' event. This ...