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Judging by the responses, it was a sad day for many when I closed the doors on Poets Corner @ Pages Cafe all those years ago…

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A poetic audience listening intently…

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11 Tips For Finding Your Writing Zone, Because You Can’t Wait Around For Inspiration To Strike  ~  As the great Dorothy Parker once said, “writing is the art of applying the ass to the seat.” If only it were so simple.  (By CHARLOTTE AHLIN)  READ THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE FROM BUSTLE

#Bustle   #CharlotteAhlin  #WritingTips   #FindingYourZone   #Ritual  #IdealTime  #WritingEnviro  #FindMusic  #OffGrid  #GetOutOfHouse  #Incentives  #WritingEnergy

Hee- Hee – can’t wait to see! 🙂

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A major national tour is underway this month for Ben Elton’s big-hearted ensemble comedy Three Summers, ahead of a hometown screening on Thursday October 26 at the Grand Cygnet Cinemas in Como.

This will kick off a week of Q&A screenings and appearances at Perth cinemas, including a special charity screening in Mandurah for the local Peel region where the film was shot last year.

Ben Elton will be appearing at five special events in Perth in the lead up to the film’s theatrical release on November 2 in cinemas everywhere.

‘‘It was a joy and a privilege to make Three Summers in WA, a state I have called home for many years, and I am greatly looking forward to sharing it with audiences at the many exciting events planned in Perth, Freo and Mandurah in the lead up to the release,” says Elton.

Fusing romance, music and Ben…

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While living in Co. Cork, I attended as many festivals as possible – you’re very lucky to have so many.

The Fluff Is Raging

Another weekend, another beautiful seaside village, another literary festival.

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Following last week’s Bray Literary Festival, this weekend I made a flying visit to Kilmore Quay in Ireland’s Sunny Southeast* for the second annual Write by the Sea festival.

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The festival featured readings, interviews, workshops and music.

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Sadly, I could only stay for one day, but luckily on that day I got to see my pal Cat Hogan (who lives locally) give a fantastic, insightful workshop on writing, editing and – crucially for all aspiring writers – publishing (plenty of insider tips about how to approach a publisher. Hint – they’re like skittish woodland creatures: if you don’t creep up on them, calling softly, they get startled and scatter into the undergrowth).

I also had the pleasure of listening to Peter Murphy read/recite/perform from an intriguing work in progress (in between funny anecdotes from his days as a music journo).

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The ultimate role … President Reagan records his New Year’s message to the Soviet people in 1985.

You’re hired! How TV carried Reagan

and Trump to the White House

The Reagan Show, a new archive-based documentary, offers compelling fly-on-the-wall insights into the staging of President Reagan’s performances on screen – and reveals the origins of Trumpism – READ THE FULL REVIEW – THE GUARDIAN

#GuardianReview  #FilmReview  #TheReganShow  #RonaldRegan  #Trumpism  #Documentary  #Fly-On-The-Wall

 

‘The resistance he put up against bigotry and hate is vital’ … Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour.

Winston Churchill of Darkest Hour a

rebuke to Trump, says film’s director

Director Joe Wright says that the biopic, which stars Gary Oldman as Churchill, will show the war leader resisting ‘tide of fascism, bigotry and hate’

READ FULL REVIEW IN THE GUARDIAN

 

#GuardianReview  #FilmReview  #DarkestHour  #WinstonChurchill  #RebukeTo  #JoeWright  #GaryOldman  #Fascism  #Bigotry  TideOfHate

 

 

 

I’m a big fan of Reece and RomComs, so this is a must!

LA love ... Pico Alexander and Reese Witherspoon in Home Again.

 “Reese Witherspoon brand loyalty kept me on board for this, as well as a hapless addiction to what we now have to call the Meyers house style: like salivating at the sight of crème et oignon Pringles.”   Read the full review by Peter Bradshaw.

Nancy Meyers …'“My kind of movie is not the kind of film that studios have wanted to make for a while now.'

Also worth reading is the Guardian interview with the directors mother, Nancy Meyers       (It’s Complicated, Something’s Gotta Give, Private Benjamin – to name a few…)

#GuardianReview  #PeterBradshaw  #ReeceWitherspoon  #HomeAgain  #FilmReview  #NancyMeyers  #HallieMeyers-Shyer #It’sComplicated  #PrivateBenjamin  #Something’sGottaGive

 

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