A Wild and Precious Evening

Last Monday Zoe and I hosted our first event for A Wild and Precious Life, our ACE-funded anthology of recovery stories, which sprung from our teaching creative writing to a group of people recovering from drug and alcohol addiction at Hackney Recovery Service (affiliated with St Mungo’s). The event took place at http://www.housmans.com/, a radical […]

A Wild and Precious Update

We are now, as of today, 1/4 of the way towards reaching our crowdfunding goal to publish our recovery anthology, A Wild and Precious Life through award-winning publisher Unbound. 25% in approx two months is pretty good going https://unbound.com/books/recovery/ We have written our Arts Council application to ask for their support to reach our target […]

New Year’s Eve

This is a small piece of creative nonfiction I wrote about taking drugs and going to World Dance in the 1990s. It’s part of a bigger piece that looks at addiction in all its forms and its legacy. You can read it here: https://therealstory.org/2018/07/27/new-years-eve-by-lily-dunn/ The Real Story is a small Arts Council online journal, celebrating creative […]

Our recovery project is live!

Yesterday was a very exciting day. We launched our recovery anthology with the award-winning publisher, Unbound, and within the first day we reached 6% of our funding. A Wild and Precious Life: Addiction, physical and mental illness and its aftermath – is a collection of stories and poetry from writers in recovery. It’s a very special book, the […]