Thursday, 24 March 2016

What I've Been Reading Recently

I just uploaded part two of my March wrap up, chatting about all the books I've been reading recently. (I'm splitting my wrap up into three parts this month, as I've been reading quite a lot)

Part One is here and Part Two is here. x

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Writing Workshops

Morning, folks! ☺Two of my three March/April writing workshops are now sold out, but there are a couple of places left on the third. If you'd like to sign up and come take part, it would be lovely to have you on board ☺ if you're interested, head over to for all the details xx

Monday, 21 March 2016

BOOKS WITH JEN | Episode Three

Episode Three of Books With Jen just went up :) It features the fabulous Janet Ellis, whose book ‘The Butcher’s Hook’ I read last week and bloody loved. It also features Holly Burrows, who works at House of Illustration, chatting about female comic artists of the past one hundred years.

You can download the audio file for 75p over here where there's also a link to stream it, too.

Happy Monday! x

Friday, 18 March 2016

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Poetry: Out of The Box

I've just launched the second set of my online poetry workshops for 2016. This one is called Poetry: Out of the Box. In this workshop we'll be examining the shape of poems, what constitutes a poem, and writing some prose poetry. There will be several tasks to complete, with scope for interpretation, open to poets of all levels. If you're a writer and would like to sign up, it would be lovely to have you on board: all details can be found over here. x

Monday, 14 March 2016

The Mistresses of Cliveden

Good morning, folks! This evening - Monday 14th March - I'm chairing an event at the V&A with Natalie Livingstone, author of the fantastic The Mistresses of Cliveden - a book centred around history, scandal, politics and feminism. It promises to be a fun evening and if you're in London you can book tickets here. Regardless, I'd definitely recommend reading her book; I'll be talking about it in more detail in a future video.

lots of bookish love x

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Books with Jen: Episode Two

Episode Two of my podcast features Tracy Chevalier (author of Girl with a Pearl Earring) talking about her new novel At The Edge of the Orchard, a short story anthology based on Jane Eyre called Reader, I Married Him, and her involvement with the Hogarth Shakespeare series (she's currently writing an adaptation of Othello). It also features Mike Mackmin - editor of The Rialto - talking about how to write poetry and the origin of his poetry magazine. You can download an audio of the podcast over here; where there are also links to stream online.

I hope you're all having a lovely weekend! xx