Bibliotherapy with the Bard

I’m utterly convinced of the power of words. As one of the speakers at 5×15’s Shakespearean Bibliotherapy at Selfridges said at the event, not only do I often feel that literature ‘speaks to me’ but it ‘speaks to me,’ on an intensely personal and profound level. The event followed a different format than 5×15’s usual,Continue reading “Bibliotherapy with the Bard”

Reading the nature of place at Wealden Literary Festival

Given that writing is about life, and life takes places in a location, it’s actually more surprising than more word events don’t focus on the where. Even more rare is a literary soiree that embraces the ‘where’ outside – nature, environment, and landscape. The Wealden Literary Festival is a celebration of the outdoors, the natural world and theContinue reading “Reading the nature of place at Wealden Literary Festival”

Scriggler: Live

Scriggler: Live A night of creativity and inspiration for the thinking person Music and words, stories and songs, poetry and performance all come together at The Harrison Bar, London, on Thursday 18th September for Scriggler: Live. Celebrating the launch of Scriggler, a hub for words, a magazine, social network, publishing and blogging platform for anyoneContinue reading “Scriggler: Live”

Louder Than Words

Sometimes you need people to push boundaries, think outside conventions and don’t conform to existing limits. Louder Than War, born in 2010 to push against conventions and stereotypes has a manifesto that all should subscribe to: ‘We still believe in the power of music and we still believe in the counter culture. Music is oneContinue reading “Louder Than Words”