Categories
Book reviews book shops Earlyworks Press Uncategorized

Read old books, write new stories

A people who might endure: a people who might find their way back to living lightly, living innocently…

Categories
Book reviews book shops economics Election Hastings Labour Politics Privatisation Uncategorized

All Good Things Come in Cycles

Or – how to pay for Basic Income

Categories
Book reviews Uncategorized

Quick! Read this book!

Sometimes, someone manages to release just the right book at just the right moment. This is it.

Categories
Book reviews media Politics Uncategorized

This could well be an article about gardening (but it isn’t)

When life puts a new trap in the path of we humans, my normal response is to walk right into it, realise it’s a trap, ignore all available advice about how to get out of it, then write about the experience.

Categories
Book reviews Earlyworks Press Poetry Short stories Uncategorized

2019 Poetry competition results

The results of the 2019 Earlyworks Press poetry comp which closed on June 30th are as follows…

Categories
activism Book reviews Corbyn Labour media Politics prejudice Uncategorized women

We are racist, we are sexist, we are classist – really we are

I’m looking around social media at so many of the new intake in Labour in the last years, venting their rage and frustration at being labelled anti-semitic.

Categories
activism Book reviews Hastings Poetry Uncategorized

Socialism with Pepper

“Penny Pepper’s work is a virtuoso display of invention, wit, and courage.” – it wasn’t me who said that, it was Dame Margaret Drabble.

Categories
activism Book reviews Corbyn economics Election Housing Labour media NHS Politics Privatisation Uncategorized

Emergency! First aid instructions within

Our NHS has nearly gone. The destruction, which started long ago now, is nearly complete. It’ll take a general election to save it but there’s something we have to do first, and we need to be doing it now…

Categories
Book reviews book shops Circaidy Gregory Press Uncategorized

Joyous return to the Calder

Eight years ago, Earlyworks Press was at the Calder Theatre and Bookshop, launching our annual short story comp winners’ collection called, that year, Ways of Falling.

Categories
Book reviews book shops Circaidy Gregory Press Earlyworks Press Poetry Uncategorized

Launching a hyperbolic plane

First, find a poet who’s on top of her craft, who is researching something compelling that’s been lost in time and change, where the emerging questions are serious and joy-filled, and the answers birth ever more questions…