finished a writing project, which Dark Angels are kindly hosting as a free
download. I’d like to offer
it to members of 26 too. Might help pass an hour or two while we all keep our
London to Bombay 1939 is the true story of a man, his wife and two
daughters who, in the summer of 1939, days before WWII was declared, drove from
London to Bombay in a borrowed, fourth-hand Ford sedan. They raced to cross borders before they
closed. They raced for home.
I’ve been busy
reinventing myself to reach new audiences, now that live performance isn’t
possible. Aimed at family/home learning (but for anyone really), commissions
from The Piece Hall (Halifax) and Freedom Studios (Bradford) have resulted
in online learning videos combining performance, arts/craft, creative writing,
history and song.
Wigtown Book Festival opted to go digital, including its autumn festival, so
two publications I have been responsible for creating have appeared online.
They are Southlight 27 –the bi-annual literature
journal – which is always open for submissions and
‘Lovely Nelly’ the result of a
winter writing workshop in creative non-fiction, which focussed on historical
records of emigration from the Solway ports to Nova Scotia in the late 18th
It is planned
that both books will see hard copy versions once the printer is operational and we can hold launch events. I
guess that will depend on how long public events remain locked down.
I have noticed a
surge in people using the current circumstances to re-appraise their career
choices, and no fewer than three people have sought me out for advice on
freelance copywriting. Which I find odd since I only began myself a year ago.
Still, it is great to see people taking control of their lives and following
– Richard Broadbent
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