When words come to life

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JV Birch is one of my oldest friends, we have known each other since school, probably before that (no memory) it does not surprise me that we are both writing now, we were readers back then!

This is fabulous news – and a great way of promoting her work too. Great cause – had to share! Cannot wait to see the film!

J V Birch

After a lull in creativity, I was thrilled to learn that I am one of eight category winners in the above competition recently run by Mindshare. The prize is turning your poem into a digital film (you may recall I won something similar with Mindshare last year so they must like my style!).

When words come to life

So last weekend I attended a workshop working with a small production team to storyboard my poem and develop it into a short film. We explored elements of image, music, breath and movement, and the place you have to get to when reading your piece aloud. This was new to me as ‘speaking’ my work is not something I often do (and when I do it’s to myself), but it made me focus on exactly what I wanted to convey. Something else new was working on an Apple Mac! Being a Windows-based girl this required quite…

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