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Friday Features: Comic Book Workshop

By Wallis Eates Running the Comic Writing Workshop course for Pen to Print this year was an utter delight. With regular and drop-in participants logging in from around the world, and the first time I’d delivered an entire course online, it was adventure all the way! The course consisted of ten sessions ...

Monday Memoirs: What Now?

Introduced by Holly King What Now reminds me of an exercise my GCSE Drama teacher gave us: find all the ways to express ‘come in’. We went through the obvious ones: cheerful, inquisitive, excited, angry, sad, seductive (well, we were 15); then moved onto a broader range: apprehensive, exhausted, reproachful, worried, apathetic, ...

Monday Memoirs: Moving Sideways

Introduced by Holly King Another week of this new type of living has started and I never feel quite settled into it, despite being in one place almost constantly. When I speak to family or friends and refer back to when lockdown started, or what I was doing at the beginning ...

Monday Memoirs: Value vs Values

Introduced by Holly King In the months that we’ve been in lockdown, our lives have been thrown up in the air and our regimes scattered about on the floor, like the good old game of 52-Card Pickup (beware if your grandad asks you to play a game of cards that you’ve ...

Monday Memoirs: Bringing The Outside In

Introduced by Holly King Can you believe it’s Monday again? Does it feel like a Monday any more? How much has your routine changed? How much time have you saved by not commuting or putting on your work suit? Do you still listen to the radio, even though you don’t need ...

Monday Memoirs: Senses Of Nature

Introduced by Holly King If there’s nothing else to be thankful for (aside from good health), it’s been great weather these past few weeks. With lockdown allowing many of us to go on more frequent walks and take in more of our surroundings, I’ve picked up on a lot more of ...

Monday Memoirs: Upskilling

Introduced by Holly King With far more time at home and, for some of us, more time on our hands, people across the world are learning new skills or developing existing ones. I’ll admit I’m one of the other group of people, who feel as though they haven’t achieved anything more ...

Monday Memoirs: Mind The Gap

Introduced by Holly King This virus has brought us together in a number of ways: across the world, we are all experiencing uncertainty, fear, constraints, changes, disruption and are focussing on our health. Yet at the same time, the virus is exposing and widening gaps, from health and financial inequity to ...

Monday Memoirs: Keeping Your Head

Introduced by Holly King We are entering our seventh week of lockdown and it’s unclear if it will be extended again, or, if it isn’t, what the plan will be to ‘getting back to normal’, or even what toll that will have. While the coronavirus is the most pressing factor, closely followed ...

Monday Memoirs: A Collection Of Library Lovers

Introduced by Holly King This week’s theme is The New Normal, as we’ve all had to adjust our daily routines and add or remove habits to stay safe and protect each other. This has different impacts depending on your situation, and each of us has something different to adapt to. We ...