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Thoughtful Tuesdays: Our Relationship With Words

By Eithne Cullen Welcome to June’s Thoughtful Tuesday page. Most of us think of June as the burgeoning of summer, with long hot days and plenty of sunshine. So it’s perhaps surprising I’m starting today’s page with this poem, which came through our submissions page. Although winter is fading away in our ...

Thursday Connectors: Words From Our Minds?

By Farzana Hakim Hi, all. Welcome to May’s Thursday Connectors, with me, your host, Farzana. May is always a busy month for me and my mind is always all over the place in worry and panic. This year is no different. I’ve loads of work pending! My children have exams and, being ...

Showcase: Colours + 17th February 2022 + Micro Stars

Edited by 'What If YOU Spoke' competition finalists from Libraries Unlimited. We are four writers who submitted entries to the What If YOU Spoke? competition led by Libraries Unlimited in Devon in partnership with Pen to Print, the University of Exeter, Africa Writes and Literature Works as part of Exeter UNESCO ...

Monday Moments: Making It Up

Introduced By Holly King It’s weird to think that, at one point, every word we use had to be made up. It's said that Shakespeare coined (‘made up’) over 400 words in his plays and sonnets, which we have adapted into everyday language, including to 'catch a cold', 'swagger' and even ...

Thursday Connectors: Wonders Of The Mind

By Farzana Hakim Hi, it's Farzana, your host, bringing you the first Thursday Connectors of the year. Hooray and Happy New Year everybody, although the greeting may seem to be a few weeks too late, as February is fast approaching! I’m taking a really laid-back approach to life this year. You can’t ...

Monday Moments: Spreading Christmas Cheer

Introduced By Holly King The final month of 2021 rolls in and people seem to be needing Christmas more than ever. Is it just me, or have stores been selling Christmas items, and have friends put up their decorations, earlier this year? Perhaps more than any other UK holiday, Christmas is ...

Showcase: White Gold + Redemption

September's Showcases are introduced by Georgina Brown, Manager of The Wilbur & Niso Smith Foundation. In adventure fiction, there is no smooth sailing. The protagonists will always find obstacles in their paths, like in all good stories. Whether it’s a physical obstacle, a geographical one or relationship-based, there will be speed ...