Monday 4 September 2017

News - July and August 2017


 After returning from my hectic but wonderful semester in Galicia, I enjoyed spending summer with my family in the UK. I celebrated some creative achievements, which I'm looking forward to sharing with you.

 Firstly, I had poems published in several journals: "December, Manchester" in Minute Magazine, "Perpignan sestina" in Cake Magazine and "The shady part" in Atrium Poetry.

 Additionally, three of my flash fiction pieces - "Montgomery Road", "Something like soap" and "Climbing the mountain"- appeared in Open Pen.

 Secondly, I interviewed one of my favourite songwriters, Amy Ray of Indigo Girls, for Now Then Manchester, before reviewing Indigo Girls' RNCM gig with Lucy Wainwright Roche for the magazine.

 Also in Now Then are my thoughts on Available Light, a dance spectacle that was performed at the Palace Theatre as part of Manchester International Festival.

 July's Word Life had the theme of "Colours", and August's had the theme, "Stages of life". I love curating these monthly sets of writing and spreading the word about upcoming events in Manchester.

 I shared my thoughts on two new books for Cuckoo Review: The Girl of Glass by Holly Webb and The True Colour of Forever by Carrie Firestone.

 Foxglove Journal held a Summer Writing Week, which was a huge success. I'm very proud of how my magazine is doing - soon it will be celebrating its first birthday!

 With autumn and a new semester arriving, there are some exciting times ahead. I have several exciting pieces of news that I will soon be able to share, so watch this space!

 Thanks for reading.

 Liz x

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