Wilkie Martin - Surviving Publication


Author of the unhuman series of addictive comedy cozy mysteries set in the Cotswolds. This documents my encounters with publishing and includes things I hope will be useful later. It also covers some local writing competitions and reviews some writing events.

Monday, 7 March 2011

Anna Saunders at Writers in the Brewery - Thursday 23 February 2011

Anna Saunders was the guest writer at Writers in the Brewery. Apart from being a poet, she is the director of the Cheltenham Poetry Festival (31 March - 3 April 2011) , which will include John Hegley, Angela France, John Cooper Clarke, Sam Riviere, Alison Brackenbury, Pascal Petit plus many others (see www.cheltenhampoetryfest.co.uk).

Anna read a number of poems, inspired by such things as Suze Adams' photos, the sea, romantic love, television, pet names. pet names, a daddy longlegs, illness and sex. The poems were warm, funny, insightful and very enjoyable. I liked that she gave a little explanation before reading them - it helped make them accessible.


After Anna, Sue Chad read a couple of her poems, good as usual, followed by Nicola, a singer-songwriter who played guitar and sang a fun and witty poem about sitting on the Cerne Abbas giant's phallus - she was in fine voice. I read my short story, My Friend Simon - about an alien misunderstanding.


A good evening.



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Coming up - Cheltenham Festival of Poetry


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Coming up - Writers in the Brewery

31 Mar 2011 - Arthur Cunyngham and Sue Gibbs

28 Apr 2011 - Simone Mansell Broome




Previous Writers in the Brewery Evenings

John Richardson at Writers in the Brewery - Thursday 27 January 2011

See Mac McFadden's Writers in the Brewery performance

Roshi Fernando at Writers in the Brewery 25 November 2010

Mac McFadden at Writers in the Brewery 28 October 2010

Skip Walker at #WritersintheBrewery, editor of Wilts and Glos Standard

#WritersintheBrewery 27 May 2010 Nigel McLoughlin