Monthly Archives: September 2010

Strange places…interesting places…

In case you don’t immediately have time to read the Garner interview, here’s one thought from it. He admitted to kids he lectured just after his first book came out, (The Weirdstone of Brisingamen) that he could spend hours sitting … Continue reading

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 I enjoyed the Alan Garner interview in last Sunday’s IOS a lot. Wonderful writer – I rave about his “Red Shift” novel from time to time. So beautiful, and so effective, and so brief.  I’d recommend the strange and gorgeous … Continue reading

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At every hand’s turn…

Doing some recycling this morning – well, moving some recycling: from the heap in my front yard disguised with a bicycle tarpaulin into the green bin. Struck contentedly by the thought that everything I do reminds me of my writing, … Continue reading

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“The Day and ever” – the way we speak…

This is Carol Ann Duffy’s THE WAY MY MOTHER SPEAKS I say her phrases to myself in my head or under the shallows of my breath, restful shapes moving. The day and ever. The day and ever. The train this … Continue reading

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Book your place on Autumn Courses!

There are  some places left on Writing Train’s Autumn courses. To book your place,  just fill in the form below and email it to: yvonnesworkshops@gmail.com. Download Booking Form

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All the arts…

I spend my writing time and my teaching life with words. So when I’ve time to look about me for encouragement for my  creativity, my instinct is always first to look OUT, at all the other artforms round me rather … Continue reading

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Autumn brochure and booking form!

Download Writing Train’s Autumn brochure and booking form!

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Ice Ice lady…Cleaning up and getting to work!

Yeah, the fridge freezer had been making funny noises for a while. But Yvonne knew better than to pay it any mind… I’ve been Autumn-cleaning tonight. I’m cleaning, and even moving furniture too, because I’m about to get back seriously … Continue reading

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News on Inishbofin Jaunt 25-26 Sept

Next Inishbofin Jaunt Poetry Weekend is on 25 – 26 Sept. We’ll be holding our classes in a gorgeous house above the harbour, learning and workshopping around the wood stove! There’s a small bit of shared lodging left here, and … Continue reading

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2010’s successes so far for Writing Train

   2010’s successes at Writing Train, in a few numbers! About a hundred and forty classes and workshops for more than EIGHTY WRITING TRAIN participants so far this year. TWO Writing Train students on the twelve-person shortlist for the SUNDAY … Continue reading

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