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Happy Friday 13th!

Today is the day I’ve made a major decision with regard to my work – more news later.

It is also a new moon – so a great time for starting new projects and planting seeds.

Write a wish list. Visualise it all manifesting itself.

 

A Town Like Evesham

Local singer-songwriter Colin Pitts, Evesham poet Bob Woodroofe and I have united to produce a CD of poems and songs called ‘A Town Like Evesham.’

The CD is available from The Almonry Tourist Information Centre, Evesham, Jellypicklejam café and by getting in touch with Colin at www.colinpitts.co.uk or Bob at www.greenwoodpress.co.uk or email me at sue.r.johnson@outlook.com 

 

 

Right to Write Workshops – Tesco St Oswalds, Gloucester

Joy Thomas and I offer a monthly workshop in the Community Room in Tesco, St Oswalds Road, Gloucester – usually on the second Wednesday of the month.

The workshops run from 10.30 – 12.30 and cost £8.00.

Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided.

The next workshop is on Wednesday 15th August. For further details and to book a place, please contact Sue on 01386 446477.

 

The Evesham Cafe Collection

Evesham Festival of Words photographer, Angela Fitch, and I have joined forces to produce a book of poems, recipes and images featuring some of the beautiful cafes in Evesham.

The work has involved visits to the various cafes (and drinking coffee and eating loads of cake), meeting the lovely owners and – in my case – being inspired to write a poem about the experience.

We unfortunately couldn’t fit everyone into this book – but if this one sells there will be scope to do another one next year. Copies are on sale at The Almonry Tourist Information Centre, Evesham, Jellypicklejam café, Brew Bear café  and other featured cafes. You can also order a copy from me by emailing sue.r.johnson@outlook.com

 

 

Evesham Festival of Words Flash Fiction Group – Brew Bear Cafe – Monday 20th August

If you’re anywhere near Evesham, come and join us. Bring a short piece of writing to share with the group. We meet at 2.00 for one hour. The prompt for this meeting is: ”So this was the Glorious Twelfth…”  Don’t worry about going off at a tangent or if the finished piece is miles away from the starting point. The key thing is to write. If you live nowhere near Evesham, then feel free to try this prompt anyway. Let me know how you get on with it.

The next meeting will be on Monday 10th September and the prompt is: “Time for the reaper…”

 

Meet the Authors – Evesham Festival of Words – Next event Friday 14th September

This event is held on the second Friday of the month in Evesham Library.

We don’t meet in July and August.

The next session will be on Friday 14th September starting at 11.00 a.m. The visiting authors are:

Stan Brotherton

Alice Castle

Jo Rowe

The idea of these sessions is that people have a chance to meet some of the writers involved, buy their books and ask questions. We are especially keen to help and encourage new writers and nurture local talent. The sessions are free and coffee, tea and biscuits are provided. For further information, please contact the Library or Sue Johnson 0n 01386 446477.

 

Evesham Festival of Words – Meet Up for Local Writers, Readers, Artists, Song Writers – First Wednesday of the month

The next meeting will be on Wednesday 4th July at Jellypicklejam in Vine Mews.  The meeting is for anyone who is interested in anything creative – and we also welcome readers. (Every writer needs readers!) We start at 10.30 and stay until about midday. The aim is to give people a chance to network, discuss ideas and promote anything they may be doing. Please bring any leaflets, business cards, books – and come and enjoy great company, good coffee and lovely cake. For more information, please contact me on 01386 446477.

 

15 Minute Coffee Break Exercises – Writing Magazine

I am very happy that Writing Magazine are publishing my 15 minute writing workouts on their web page. Check these out and give them a try. Please get in touch and let me know if you find them helpful.

Get that writing muscle moving!

 

Twenty Five Things About Me

  1. I have lexical-gustatory synaesthesia (I experience some words and names as a specific taste).
  2. I was born in Kent.
  3. I am left handed.
  4. My birth sign is Aries.
  5. I hate being called Susan.
  6. I love dark chocolate – although it tastes of the word ‘late’ and I’m never late for anything!
  7. I’m scared of deep water.
  8. I don’t like snakes.
  9. I prefer silver jewellery to gold.
  10. I love Italy – and Italian food.
  11. I don’t like shoe shops.
  12. I love handbags.
  13. I love charity shops.
  14. My favourite subjects at school were English, History, French and German.
  15. I trained seriously for athletics – 800m – when I was in my teens.
  16. I love trains – one of my dreams is to go on the Orient Express.
  17. I once met Winston Churchill.
  18. I love visiting National Trust properties.
  19. I love cooking and eating Indian food.
  20. I’m often awake and writing during the night – I sometimes think I’m nocturnal.
  21. I love black cats.
  22. I wear a lot of velvet.
  23. I love rings.
  24. Glastonbury is one if my favourite places.
  25. I’d love to live in Cornwall.