The End Is Approaching
… Of Semester 1! In less than two weeks I have my last Creative Writing workshop and then it’s time to revise and edit like crazy before the January submission deadlines. I would like to say I am complaining (I really am stressed out) but it’s fun to write and edit, to grow and improve as an author. Having a room full of up-and-coming writers, and professionals such as Geoff Ryman, MJ Hyland, Vona Groarke – and next semester Jeanette Winterson and John Mcauliffe - is empowering and truly developing.
I do wish I could update this site weekly like I used to, but at the moment, there’s simply not enough time while I’m on the MA. Lucky for you guys it’s only a year long! But you know that already.
On the other hand you can look forward to a heap of new poetry from the course that I will publish here later! I will also talk about the changes made to them based on workshop feedback and what I’ve learnt in terms of writing poetry. You want a sneak peak? Sorry! You’ll have to wait.
Meanwhile, here are some pictures from my birthday! We wanted to go and eat at Luck Lust Liquor & Burn because they have famous burgers (at least around these parts). Turns out they didn’t take reservations and we had to wait a good 2h if we wanted to eat there. So we walked around for a bit and found another place with amazing burgers: SoLIta
What do you see here? Well - A burger topped with caramelized bacon (I ordered it just to see the wonder!), a lovely Espresso Martini, and a Peanut butter Chocolate Fudge Brownie with Oreo ice cream! My wonderful course friends were there, of course, but I am not sure they’d enjoy having their faces here – so I’ll stick with the food for now.
But Fred, where are all the pictures of Manchester? Of the University?
I actually forgot about that. Sort of. I’ll keep that in mind from now on and try to take more pictures. Give you the virtual tour, you know. Until then!