My relocation to Brighouse is complete and I've just come back online after 3 weeks in the dark (meaning no internet). Being offline would've be the perfect time to isolate myself and write (right?). Well, I didn't. At least not as much as I wanted to. Moving homes was more stressful and time consuming than I thought, and … Continue reading Internet’s back!
Dear reader, you are hereby invited to The Manchester Anthology 2014 launch event at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation in Manchester! What is The Manchester Anthology 2014, you might ask. It's an anthology with writing from every student graduating the Creative Writing MA at the University of Manchester; This event marks the launch of a … Continue reading The Manchester Anthology 2014 Launch Event
With a month left on my Creative Writing MA I'm tugging away at my dissertation and thinking of the past year that I've spent in Manchester. It's been amazing, frightening, difficult, and fun. Some of you have been in contact with me (via Facebook) inquiring how everything's going since I haven't been updating (which I … Continue reading MA coming to an end
Yesterday I handed in all my semester 1 coursework. Hurray for me! I felt liberated, happy, and went for £2 cocktails at Font bar close to the Uni. It was a good day. I was supposed to clean today (I've got course papers everywhere) but I slept instead - hah! 3 months of work - … Continue reading Semester 1 done!
... 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 … Continue reading The End Is Approaching
Last Saturday I met with one of my avid readers, of whose blog I frequently visit, Ben Naga! He is an amazing person and a great poet. We had a lovely time strolling through Manchester, talking about everything from poetry (what else?) to politics and travel. If you have not visited his site and read … Continue reading Meeting Ben Naga and Unread Sci Fi
Today our class had a lovely workshop with none other than the Queen of punctuation, Lynne Truss! It was wonderful to hear the thoughts of such a humble yet astonishing figure. After the workshop she proceeded to have a short presentation about grammar, followed by a discussion with Jeanette Winterson. Punctuation makes a difference - … Continue reading Meeting Lynne Truss
There is a gym on the ground floor where I currently live which is for the development's residents only. I have been going there nearly every day for the past two weeks to work out. It is empty 90% of the time and I have never seen more than two people in there. So, a … Continue reading Bizarre Gym Event
I am back! I am back from my break and sitting in my new residence in Manchester on an internet connection that went online last evening. How was my move? A nightmare, honestly. What was supposed to be a quick and easy flight to Manchester to sign our tenant papers, get the keys, and move in … Continue reading Vacation over!
It is the first day of September, and my last day (for now) in my apartment in Sweden. Tomorrow is the day that I move to Manchester and I've spent 2½ days cleaning so far. How jolly! Again, I wish I had more time to write this past month but I have spent most of … Continue reading Monthly update: September