Back to Leicester and its Literature

I have arrived back at De Montfort this week, and so I can finally delve back into appriciation of culture. The Everybody’s Reading Festival has started today and will carry on through the week, with many free sessions (and free books!) it’s a good stop for any book worm or (if you’re like me) a frugal fun seeker. Peter Flack…
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Precious Sea

Shells lay listening, letting the sea sing, and you, lay quiet too as sea foam rose and cuddled your feet.   My necklace clucked. Amber and shells; heart on hand to you. I swallowed salt and your soul was air.   Purity foam. It calmed shivers; turning them into a song. Still tingling your toes, as they too are precious…
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Want to write? Watch movies!

“Read books,” is the number one writing advice you will find on the web, and on creative writing courses. It’s a corner stone, as obvious as researching your target market in business. How are you supposed to write books if you don’t read any? The truth of the matter is, that more than anything, watching films can help you. Why?…
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The little things: Finding Writing Inspiration and Ideas

There is nothing better for inspiration than going for a walk. It’s best to choose a new place; it increases the adventure factor. If you only walk out with enough intrigue, you will find writing ideas in each little detail. It’s best to leave your stressed writers brain at home, if you’re in need of new ideas. Just relax and…
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Hearing Benjamin Zephaniah

Being bought up in Poland, I was never exposed to poems by Dr Benjamin Zephaniah. Naturally, I wanted to find out who this poet was, as all my friends at uni were excited about a lecture we were to have with him. I had never heard about what happens to Talking Turkeys at Christmas time, but I’m sure I’d be…
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