Archive for November, 2021

From CREATIVE SCREENWRITING: an article by Michael Lee Simpson.


#PeopleWhoImpress #StephenKing #HorrorStories #HorrorMovies #CreativeScreenwriting

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Josh Crute has written a new picture book, HORNSWOGGLED! A WACKY WORDS WHODUNIT, illustrated by Jenn Harney and published by Page Street Kids. It is available on November 23rd in bookstores. PSK has agreed to share a copy with one lucky winner living in the United States. All you have to do to get in […]

Book Giveaway: HORNSWOGGLED!: A WACKY WORDS WHODUNIT by Josh Crute — Writing and Illustrating

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Remembrance Day

I was working at the Post House Hotel in Heathrow but remember watching the ceremony on TV on Remembrance Day in 1973.

The Queen in Black

Remembrance Day 1973

How many thousands watched her lay

the wreath of poppies while they prayed…

Or held their breath and stood still in silence

two minutes for the sacrifice, in remembrance.

As each petal falls from above so a page in the book

of memories ~ thoughts of someone they loved and lost.

They say each petal represents the life of one who gave.

Poppies seen growing amongst a countryside of graves…

Frances Macaulay Forde © 1973

#LestWeForget #Remembrance #POEM:QueenInBlack #FrancesMacaulayForde

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The Eva Cassidy story…

#EvaCassidy #TimeAfterTime #SomewhereOverTheRainbow #AutumnLeaves #Acoustic #PureVoices #Favourite Music

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On-line with Louis…

Perth Words... exploring possibilities.


Reading Facebook today, I was taken aback by Louis de Bernieres’ comments on being interviewed by Carlo Gerber at the Seamus Heaney Centre in Belleghy, Ireland:  

At the end, at ‘question time’, someone asked me to read a particular poem of mine, which was very flattering.  That’s never happened before. I feel that if the Irish like your poetry, then you must be a good poet, as no-one else has an equal flair or love for it (apart from the Greeks).”

As I lived in Middleton, Ireland, happily immersed in their poetic atmosphere for 14 glorious months, I replied         

“It’s true, if the discerning Irish like your words and call them ‘poetry’, you’ve certainly earned the title ‘poet’.   Wear it proudly. (I’m off to buy your book.)”

So I signed in to my Amazon Kindle Bookshop (my shelves are groaning…

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Wonderful review… actually inspiring for me too! Thanks, Liz.

Elizabeth Gauffreau

Frank Prem, Spoken Word Poet

My Review

Frank Prem’s memoir in verse, Small Town Kid, opens with a poem titled “I can hardly wait to show you.” This poem is a direct invitation to the reader to “take my hand in the main street / of this town hewn from honey granite / I will tell you what once stood here and there / and you might help me rediscover what I knew / when I was in the springtime of my life.”

This was an invitation that proved itself irresistible. I walked with the speaker through his early childhood, his world defined by his family and their ethnic heritage–to the dawning of civilization for his small town when outhouses were replaced with sewerage lines–to his schoolboy days of hijinks and lessons learned–to his adolescence and young adulthood when he began to realize that “we were just kids / watching…

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POSTCARD: Turning The Page

#POEM:TurningThePage #FrancesMacaulayForde #PoetryPostcards #LovePoem

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City of Fremantle Hungerford Award winner Maria Papas shares why stories will always be important to her

Described as ‘breathtaking’, ‘wise’ and ‘poetic’, Maria Papas’s City of Fremantle Hungerford Award winning novel Skimming Stones explores the impact of childhood illness and trauma on families.  READ MORE

#FremantlePress #MariaPapas #BOOK:SkimmingStones #HungerfordAwardWinner #WestAusWriter #StortStories

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