It has always been a crazy few days. I have written new work for submission and performance, sent a poem into the Gladstone’s Library Competition and planned events to attend and perform at this weekend.
After the WLF Festival I needed some time to rest, I have been sleeping a lot, crashing out in the evening after work, sleeping through the alarm…. roll on the freedom of the summer holidays. And of course by now you know, I like to do a lot, all the time. So just added an extra element into the mix.
Last year I did a lot of re-training having been away from the world of writing for so long, I saw it as a worthwhile investment and it was. One of the courses I did online was Rhetorical Writing and I wished back then that I would find a MOOC that was more my cup of tea. I was delighted when I saw it advertised through the Writing University at the end of last month and have signed up. Just like last year, I am back pedalling as the course started on the 28th June.
Ledbury Poetry Festival started today – I am hoping to make it to some events this weekend. I also hope to get back across to Cheltenham as I haven’t made it to Buzzwords since the beginning of the year.
Next week in addition to work I am going to break myself back in with Mouth & Music on Tuesday, I have written my Summer Poem already and SpeakEasy on Thursday – only a fortnight since the last one, but it doesn’t seem that long ago! I also hope to continue being productive with writing and to get stuck into my MOOC, as well as catching up with 52 poems and writing my poems for the farm in time to send them to Jean Atkin.
On a sad note – I was supposed to be performing with the Poetry Army next weekend at the Artrix and the show has been cancelled – postponed for next year. I am gutted as I was really looking forward to this, however it does mean that Mr G & I can attend an event together.
Have a good week, happy writing!