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Thoughtful Tuesdays: Crossing The Veil

By Eithne Cullen This week our theme is Crossing The Veil: Exploring our fascination with the supernatural. October 31st is the Eve of the feast of All Saints (All Hallows in old-fashioned words so All Hallow’s Eve becomes Halloween), thinking about death, Heaven and Hell; and celebrating all the good people who ...

Thursday Connectors: Writing From Behind The Lines

by Farzana Hakim Hi, all. It’s Farzana here. Your host for another exciting edition of Thursday Connectors. It’s been two weeks since we last met and nothing has changed for the better, has it? How could it, when we’re being attacked from all directions by the disaster that is COVID-19? The majority ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Looking Between The Lines

By Eithne Cullen Refocusing On How We See Things During Black History Month This week’s theme has a very close link to October, celebrating Black History Month. Conceived to challenge racism and educate everybody about British history not taught in school, it has been celebrated nationwide for more than 30 years – ...
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Showcase: Lost Madonna + The Sea And The City

For our first entry this week, sit back, shut your eyes and allow yourself to be transported to 15th-century Italy. Denise Gow's The Lost Madonna follows the story of a young woman, abandoned as a child and raised by nuns, who is so beautiful she inspires the painters of the ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Recipes For Success

By Eithne Cullen Our theme this week is 'Recipes For Success.' Here at Pen to Print, when we began thinking about recipes for success, we had writing very much on our minds. My page today features pieces from Juneha Chowdhury, one of the Book Challenge winners and Ian Ayris who has been ...

Monday Moments: Recipes For Success

Introduced by Holly King I love cooking; seeing the ways all the ingredients work together to create a dish that I know all the components of. I like adding in the spices, different vegetables, and seeing an explosion of colour bubble over. I also like a good plan, a recipe to ensure ...

Thursday Connectors: Falling Into Fall

by Farzana Hakim Hi, all. It's Farzana here, your host for ‘Thursday Connectors’. The skies have turned greyer since the last time we met and heavy drops of rain are falling on us more regularly. Like our friends across the continent would say: ‘We’re falling into fall...’ The warm sunshine-filled days of ...
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Showcase: Autumn Days + The Theme Tune To My Life

This week at Write On!, we are celebrating the beginning of Black History Month. As a magazine that defines itself by providing support and a platform to writers and creatives of all backgrounds and communities, we are fortunate to be spoiled for choice when it comes to selecting masterpieces by ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Fall Into Fall

By Eithne Cullen Our pages this week have a focus on the changing season, as we move from summer, into what the Americans call 'Fall,' or autumn to us. Emmanuel Oreyeni, out talented artist at Pen to Print, has created this image of Fall; I love how he has captured the colours ...

Monday Moments: Falling Into Fall

Introduced by Holly King This week, we’re 'Falling Into Fall'; the temperature has dropped dramatically, leaves are falling from the trees, sunshine has been replaced with rain giving way to heavy-clouded skies and, to round it all off, I fell over! I find our use of the word 'fall' interesting. We ‘fall’ ...