I recently facilitated an eight-hour course in Creative Writing for Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Libraries. Most of the participants had never written anything before. Some had, but had reached an [...]
And then, I returned to Livorno. I had been there once before, after the Pisa Book Festival in 2016, and fell in love with it. I have good friends there, and that always makes a difference.
Right at the beginning of February, I held a weekend course called ‘An Introduction to Creative Writing’ in Verona. More specifically, we were located in a wonderful ‘co-working space’ called [...]
Janus: the two-headed Roman god, who looks to both the future and the past; he who presides over transitions; who symbolises duality and the passage of time.
Heathrow Airport, May 1973. I make my way through the crowds, following scribbled notes about Tube stations, where to change lines, which exit to look for. My brother’s instructions are on a [...]