Writing in Silver and Dust

This week, I absolutely loved the opportunity to lead a poetry workshop for English Heritage in the J W Evans Silver Factory in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. The factory worked from the mid-nineteenth century until 2008. The dust of decades lies there undisturbed. Hundreds and hundreds of silver moulds are stacked on towering shelves. Lightweight, teetering piles of silver parts for candlesticks, jugs and teapots, wait … Continue reading Writing in Silver and Dust

The impact of a distinguisher at a vaseboard

Cafe Writing is once again under way in lovely Ludlow Kitchen at the Food Centre, Bromfield.  I run these workshops for people who wish to write poetry or prose while enjoying a good coffee, and sometimes a pastry too.  This morning a dozen ingenious minds created a Dicsaurus. I had asked everyone to invent a new word using two words handily hanging around the beautiful … Continue reading The impact of a distinguisher at a vaseboard