Posts Tagged "reading"

Mon, 22 February 2016 Reading Territory

‘Territory’, a story written by Julie Steinbacher, has gone up on Podcastle today as a podcast.
I read the story, along with Kim Jones, for Podcastle.
I’ve done enough radio and podcasts before to know I enjoy this kind of work, so it was a no-brainer when Rachael Jones, the co-editor of Podcastle, approached me with [...]

Mon, 27 September 2010 in praise of libraries

I had a different post planned today, but then I read writer Saundra Mitchell’s guest post on Mundie Moms’ blog in support of Banned Books Week.
Not only is it a clear essay about the importance of having a diverse selection of books available to children so they can navigate life, but it’s a fantastic reminder [...]

Thu, 21 May 2009 hearing the resonance bell

Today I wrote a poem, went to a poetry reading, and read out a different poem at the open mic section.
I know no one at these events, and it’s nerve-wracking for me to read poetry in front of strangers. Still, it’s a good exercise, and I haven’t had the opportunity to attend of late. Generally, [...]

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