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Carol lives in Skelmersdale, Lancashire, UK and is available for creative writing workshops and for readings from her work.
Carol is a keen local historian, currently compiling (very slowly!) a history of Skelmersdale New Town and is available for talks on Skelmersdale and surrounding areas.
I will be running a new series of 8 linked creative writing workshops titled 'Finding the Writer in You' starting Wednesday evening 17th April 7-9 pm and continuing every Wednesday until 5th June. Sessions cost £10 each and can be booked individually or as a full course. To book, ring the gallery on 01695 571328, contact email Chapel Gallery firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Chapel gallery website
GIANT CHILD SPECTACULAR. SEA ODYSSEY - STORY OF LOVE AND LOSS LIVERPOOL 20-22ND APRIL
It's getting closer. Here are North End Writers at the Titanic letter writing project event last Tuesday, 27th March at St George's Hall. Letters written by the group as from passengers and crew on the ship, will be used in the Sea Odyssey event. Don't miss it.
10th March 2012. A great weekend with the Geordie lads and lasses at Byker Books launch of Radgepacket 6 - yet another collection of true Britgrit short fiction. Click here to see Byker's other publications.
Radgepacket 6 A collection of 22 'tales of the inner cities' by British writers. Read my contribution, 'Paper Money' in which a nasty character gets his comeuppance. Radgepacket 6 is available in paperback or Kindle format. Get it here.
North End Writers working on their contributions to the Sea Odyssey project. .
Coming Soon SEA ODYSSEY celebrates the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic with a 3 day street spectacular by the French Royal de Luxe theatre company in conjunction with Liverpool Vision. The Giant Child comes to Liverpool in a tale of love and loss centred on the iconic ship they called 'unsinkable'. Writing groups across LIverpool are involved in the preparations for this fantastic event. Read more here
Skem's 50th anniversary writing competition. MY IDEAL TOWN
The winning stories and poems are now on display at Skelmersdale Library along with the long poem Skem writers group produced at the 50th anniversary celebrations.
SKELMERSDALE NEW TOWN IS 50
Check the Skelmersdale 50 website to see the best of Skem talent showcased. Coming soon - Skem The Musical - find out more on the website. Click here
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SKELMERSDALE NEW TOWN!.
Saturday October 8th saw major celebrations at Skelmersdale Library to commemorate the designation of Skelmersdale as a new town 50 years ago in 1961. Skelmersdale community groups turned out in force, George Orr wowed us all with his fantastic collection of Skem postcards and our very own Skelmersdale Writers' group involved everyone in writing Skem's giant poem. Kids and adults had fun doing their own new building upstairs with hunks of clay while outside there was a display of vintage cars and the Fire Service brought along one of their engines. We all had a fabulous day and we owe it all to Marianne Howell and the staff at the library who organised it. More events are to follow, Marianne will be giving a talk next Thursday 20th October on the history of Skelmersdale so get down there and book yourself a ticket. On Monday 31st October, at 5pm, I will be presenting a talk at the library entitled, 'A Vision Of Utopia - Why Skelmersdale Was Chosen' which will be about the way ideas of planned cities have developed throughout history and how Skelmersdale came to be picked as a new town site. Ring the library on 01695 720312 for more details of either of these events.
See more photos of the 50th anniversary event on the Skelmersdale Writers Group page
DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN SKELMERSDALE WAS FIRST DESIGNATED AS A NEW TOWN?
WERE YOU ONE OF THE FIRST GENERATION OF IMMIGRANTS TO THE NEW TOWN?
WERE YOU INVOLVED IN THE PLANNING AND DESIGN OF SKELMERSDALE NEW TOWN?
I am currently compiling a history of the making of the new town and am looking for old newspapers, photographs or simply people's memories of what Skem was like when it first became a new town. If you can help, please email me at email@example.com
Read Carol's latest short story 'Play With Me' in Radgepacket Vol 5, now published by Byker Books . You can still get Radgepacket Vols 3&4 which contain more stories by Carol, available directly from Byker or from Amazon. If you like rough tales of the inner city, these collections are for you.Buy Radgepacket 5 here
Short Fiction in Theory and Practice - a new peer reviewed literary journal dedicated to the short story. In the inaugural issue, Carol reviews three contemporary collections of short fiction. Published by Intellect. To find out more, how to subscribe, and how to submit work click here