London Lit Lab: Why our course works

We’re in our third week of teaching London Lit Lab’s beginners’ course. How has it been? It’s been great! There’s been a lot of writing and learning going on, and not only among the students. I’ve had a few revelations myself. Here are some of the things I’ve discovered during the first throws of our […]

Words of wisdom

This week I’m returning to my novel. I’ve been away from it for almost three months. It was critiqued by my writers’ group, then came Christmas, then I got ill, then I wrote a proposal for a PhD. Now, we’re into January, the application has been submitted and I’m starting to crave my imagined world […]

Hackney’s goes literary

The latest programme for the Stoke Newington Literary Festival was released today http://www.stokenewingtonliteraryfestival.com/the-programme/ and it looks like a mighty fine line-up this year. Among big names like Irvine Welsh, Elif Shafak, Caitlin Moran, Suzanne Moore, Robert Ince and John Hegley, there’s the likes of my mum, Jane Dunn, and me! We’re doing an event on […]