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POETRY MONTHLY

Poetry Monthly – January Happy New Year all and hope everything’s good where you are! January can be a bit duff, but there’s no reason it has to be. There’s plenty of space and time in this month to get thinking about poems you might write and ideas you might have for all sorts of writing. December’s focus had some interesting ideas. Have a look back at these two beauties: https://www.abctales.com/story/rhiannonw/peeping-borrowed-plumes https://...

READING NIGHT UPDATE

This is shaping up to be a brilliant evening. Readers include the magnificent Sim, Philip Sidney, noo, airyfairy, truth42, marksay, maggyvaneijk, accidentallyexisting, lilledante and AlciaB. Cerasus Poetry will be there to talk about their publishing venture and Tony Cook too, and we are hoping to film this one in its entirety! What more could you possibly want on a Saturday in February? If you want to read, contact mark@abctales.com ASAP as...

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Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Posted by airyfairy on Fri, 12 Jan 2018 Yet again we've had lots of really good writing on the site this week - wonderful to read and difficult to choose between. Story of the Week goes to 'Afternoon Angel' by ice rivers, a combination of memoir, tribute, and mystery, beautifully written: https://www.abctales.com/story/ice-rivers/afternoon-angel Poem of the week is 'Buttershaw, South Bradford' by ralph, which skilfully merges the everyday with a...

STORY AND POEM OF THE MONTH

Last pick of 2017 very kindly chosen by Joe Lawrence: Tough, tough, tough, and I don’t mean my Turkey on Christmas Day! That’s how it was trying to award Story and Poem Of The Month for December. So many to choose from but there can only be one winner in each category. Poem Of The Month goes to Agnosticnun with Home, with family, with scars. https://www.abctales.com/story/agnosticnun/home-family-scars It’s a wish list for things that shouldn’t...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Posted by airyfairy on Fri, 05 Jan 2018 Maybe because it's January, the gateway of the year, looking forward and back, that we have had a particularly rich lot of contributions involving life writing and/or the construction of memory. They've been a joy to read. Story of the Week goes to Stephen Thom's 'Where The Good Things Go'. It's a complex and rewarding read or, indeed, several reads, exploring the construction of memory and reality: https...

READING NIGHT FEBRUARY 3rd!

ABCTALES READING – LONDON, 3rd FEBRUARY We’re happy to announce our next abctales readings evening, all set to take place in London on Saturday, 3rd February. Yes, a Saturday! We’ve been thinking that holding it on a weekend might give more of you a chance to take part than on a school night … and give us more time for socialising before and after the event. It’s an opportunity for anyone to come along and read their work – poetry or prose – to...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Posted by Philip Sidney on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 There's been an absolute blizzard of great writing lately, well done everyone and keep them coming. If you've been housebound you'll appreciate some reads to curl up with and I think these will fit the bill. Story of the week comes from Truth 42 with a thoroughly enjoyable read: https://www.abctales.com/story/truth42/agony-and-ecstacy We get three for the price of one with our poem of the week - Noo's...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Big congratulations to London_calling79 for 'Compassion Fatigue' which is our Poem of the Week, with a very honourable mention to PoetonaHill for 'Tribes', and to Celticman for his extremely funny and completely surreal 'the weather forecast' which is our Story of the Week. https://www.abctales.com/story/londoncalling79/compassion-fatigue https://www.abctales.com/story/celticman/weather-forecast https://www.abctales.com/story/poetonahill/tribes...

READING NIGHT COMING UP!

ABCTALES READING – LONDON, 3rd FEBRUARY We’re happy to announce our next abctales readings evening, all set to take place in London on Saturday, 3rd February. Yes, a Saturday! We’ve been thinking that holding it on a weekend might give more of you a chance to take part than on a school night … and give us more time for socialising before and after the event. It’s an opportunity for anyone to come along and read their work – poetry or prose – to...

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