Sunday 29 April 2018

Visual Verse - Maybe/Things to work on


 My flash fiction piece "Maybe" has been published by Visual Verse. This month writers were challenged to respond to the above image by Anthony Intraversato. 

 As there is another piece named "Maybe" on the site, for IT purposes mine was re-titled as "Things to work on".

 I hope you enjoy my writing.

 Liz x

Saturday 28 April 2018

Global Health Poetry Competition


The Top Three: Me, Toreh O'Garro and Anna Nelson

 I took part in this year's Global Health Poetry Competition, run by Manchester Global Health Society.

 I was delighted to be told that I was in the Top Ten, and invited to read my poem "Perpignan sestina" - inspired by my time living in France - at the awards ceremony at Chapter One Books in the Northern Quarter.

 I was then even more delighted to be told I had won Second Prize. I am so happy that the judges - Dr Sarah Collins, Enam Haque and Joy France - enjoyed my poem, and the ceremony was lovely. I heard some amazing poetry.

 The winning poems will be released in an e-book soon, so watch this space! Overall, this was a really nice and fun thing to happen in the middle of all of my university work and deadlines. I'm very glad I entered the competition.

 Liz x

Friday 27 April 2018

Verbose - Coming of Age


 I'm very happy to have had the opportunity to read a set of my poems at Verbose, a wonderful spoken word night at the Fallow Cafe in Manchester. 

 The theme of the evening was "Coming of Age" and it was intriguing hearing how each performer put their on spin on it. My poems were all inspired by travel, as I feel my time living, working and studying in France and Spain was a coming-of-age for me.

 I look forward to reading at more spoken word events in Manchester and beyond.

 Liz x

Monday 9 April 2018

Now Then - Word Life 53 and In Cambridge


 Issue 53 of Now Then Manchester is here, and as always I enjoyed putting together the Word Life section. This month we have listings for a wide range of events in Manchester, from spoken word to theatre to comedy.

 We also have a diverse set of poems on the theme of "Travel", from Ray Ball, Peter Burrows, Lisa Reily, Glen Sorestad and John Grey. My own villanelle "In Cambridge", which was first published in Picaroon Poetry, also appears.

 I hope you enjoy this month's Word Life.

 Liz x

Thursday 5 April 2018

The Mancunion - Niall Horan


 My review of ex-One Directioner Niall Horan's folksy and uplifting gig at the O2 Apollo has been published in The Mancunion.

 I hope you enjoy it.

 Liz x