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Posted over 6 years ago by Maggie Harris with 0 comments

Discovering books in charity shops I've been reading some excellent books lately. Have almost read everything by Isabel Allende, and through my habit of browsing charity shops have accumulated a harvest of books I'm reaping through. I found a paperback...

Posted over 6 years ago by Maggie Harris with 0 comments

Writers and Words in Canterbury So there I was in Canterbury waiting for my lift up to the uni to see/hear Will Self . The Tuesday readings offer a fantastic range of writers; the week before I'd had the privelege of listening to Patrick and Henry Cockburn...

Posted over 6 years ago by Maggie Harris with 0 comments

A birthday week around Canterbury "My teacher's rubbish," my grand-daughter says on the way to Canterbury. Through the bus window the snow was still thick on the hills. "Doesn't teach us anything. I can honestly say she's the worst teacher I've ever had...

Posted over 6 years ago by Maggie Harris with 0 comments

Kent poets, musicians and dancer on stage in Deal On Weds 15th Feb I'll be taking part in a collaborative poetry performance with Kent poets and musicians Vicky Wilson, Frances Knight, Cathy Richards and Felicity Brookesmith. Joining us will be my daughter...

Posted over 6 years ago by Maggie Harris with 0 comments

Teasing words from The Write Women It's been some time since I ran a workshop for my group, Thanet's Write Women. Living part of my life in Wales doesn't allow me to take part in regular monthly get-togethers, and this week was the first I'd been able...

Posted over 6 years ago by Maggie Harris with 0 comments

Reflections on a bus journey So I left the lovable chaos of the grandchildren for a literary evening. The Explorer bus ticket priced £5.80 is great value - by bus and train it would cost £16. When you're an unwaged writer these things matter...

Posted over 6 years ago by Maggie Harris with 0 comments

Blowing the trumpet for local writers My neice Lizzie facebooked me the other day. (The language 'facebooked' me!) Aunt Maggie you're in the paper !. And sure enough there I was, a photo taken some two years ago, that I had no idea was going to be used...