Friday 7 June 2013

Thank you

Thank you everyone- especially those of you who enjoyed the reading of my story 'Coming of Age' on Wednesday evening. The Museum of Bath at Work have been excellent hosts for visitors and student writers alike. I am grateful for all your positive comments about my work.  It is the centenary of the death of Emily Davison and as many of you know 'Coming of Age' opens with VOTES for WOMEN.

Tuesday 4 June 2013

Camden Works Museum exhibition opens 5th June 2013 in Bath

TOMORROW- June 5th- sees the opening of the 'Creative Process' exhibition at Bath Camden Works Museum.  I am one of seven MA student writers who are exhibiting. We aim to visualise the processes involved in Creative Writing. It is part of the Bath Festival and continues until Sunday evening.
   My story about my great aunt in 'Coming of Age' is depicted in my display. I also invite visitors to take part in a quiz. Comments are gratefully received and I hope viistors enjoy doing the quiz!

In-keeping with the Austerity theme my short story 'Coming of Age' focuses on my great aunt - suitably named Eliza Augusta - who confonts austerity during rationing. As a Master Butcher she had meagre portions to sell.
  It is a timely story as it begins in 1918 when Eliza Augusta joined 8 miliion married woman to vote in the first peace time General Election after the Great War. She got the vote! It is also the anniversary of the death of Emily Davison who was fatally injured falling under the King's horse in June 1913.