February 12, 2013

Apologies for being a day late! The new Portsmouth Writers is the second part from Matt Wingett (@TurnTheTidesGen).

February 4, 2013

The new Portsmouth Writers Podcast is now available, featuring @Cheversar’s experiences in Israel and Palestine.

January 28, 2013

The new Portsmouth Writers Podcast is now up, featuring the second set of stories from Mick Cooper.

January 14, 2013

The 20th Portsmouth Writers Podcast with poet Maggie Sawkins (@Hourican). Stream on Soundcloud and subscribe via iTunes

January 7, 2013

Happy New Year! The first Portsmouth Writers Podcast of 2013 is number 2 from Tom Sykes.

December 31, 2012

The final Portsmouth Writers Podcast of 2012 is the 2nd part from @djkirkby. Happy New Year!

December 17, 2012

The 17th Portsmouth Writers Podcast features the first 2 chapters of the second novel by @TomDHarris

December 11, 2012

We’re playing “catch up” so you get 2 Podcasts today! This is the 2nd one from Sam Cox (@PortsmouthPoet).

December 11, 2012

After a short absence due to technical problems, the Podcast is back, featuring William Sutton (@WilliamGeorgeQ)

November 26, 2012

This new Portsmouth Writers Podcast features poetry & flash fiction by Charlotte Comley (@CharlotteC42).

November 19, 2012

The new Portsmouth Writers Podcast is out now and features poet Richard Williams.

November 12, 2012

This week’s Portsmouth Writers Podcast features Joanne Mallon (@MallonJoanne).

November 5, 2012

The new Portsmouth Writers Podcast features Matt Wingett (@TurnTheTidesGen).

November 4, 2012
20x12 is a showcase for new writing and new writers from Portsmouth. The free readings will take place daily throughout the Portsmouth BookFest at 12:20pm, in either Central Library or Southsea Library.
Matt Wingett (@TurnTheTidesGen) will be appearing at Southsea Library on Sunday 4th November. 
Matt was born in Portsmouth the year after the Summer of Love. As he says of the timing: “Blast. Missed it again.” He grew up in the countryside outside of Portsmouth where he looked with mistrust on the island city. He has written episodes of ITV’s The Bill, articles for national newspapers and magazines, and once inadvertently won a national poetry award while helping a friend to cheat at her GCSE in English.
Matt has taught English in Egypt, worked as a hypnotist, saved a blindwoman from drowning in a river, occasionally dresses up as a World War 2 RAF officer, has never eaten blueberries and does not have a television. One of the items in that list is a lie.
Matt moved on to the island of Portsmouth in 2003 and no longer regards it with mistrust, but with real love and affection. He is writing a collection of stories all based around Portsmouth, several of which have been published on Amazon. His paperback “The Three Belles Star In We’ll Meet Again” is a vintage/supernatural tale of haunting set around Portsmouth.
Asked about his religious beliefs, he will inform you that Portsmouth is the best place in the world to live. That is not a lie.
For more information about Matt Wingett and his work go to:  http://www.lifeisamazing.co.uk/about-me/
On the Passing of a Failed Writer
A writer, when dying neglected,
Clutched donor card close and reflected:
"If a publisher’s quitting
it’s no use submitting
my organs - they’ll just be rejected

20x12 is a showcase for new writing and new writers from Portsmouth. The free readings will take place daily throughout the Portsmouth BookFest at 12:20pm, in either Central Library or Southsea Library.

Matt Wingett (@TurnTheTidesGen) will be appearing at Southsea Library on Sunday 4th November.

Matt was born in Portsmouth the year after the Summer of Love. As he says of the timing: “Blast. Missed it again.” He grew up in the countryside outside of Portsmouth where he looked with mistrust on the island city. He has written episodes of ITV’s The Bill, articles for national newspapers and magazines, and once inadvertently won a national poetry award while helping a friend to cheat at her GCSE in English.

Matt has taught English in Egypt, worked as a hypnotist, saved a blindwoman from drowning in a river, occasionally dresses up as a World War 2 RAF officer, has never eaten blueberries and does not have a television. One of the items in that list is a lie.

Matt moved on to the island of Portsmouth in 2003 and no longer regards it with mistrust, but with real love and affection. He is writing a collection of stories all based around Portsmouth, several of which have been published on Amazon. His paperback “The Three Belles Star In We’ll Meet Again” is a vintage/supernatural tale of haunting set around Portsmouth.

Asked about his religious beliefs, he will inform you that Portsmouth is the best place in the world to live. That is not a lie.

For more information about Matt Wingett and his work go to:  http://www.lifeisamazing.co.uk/about-me/

On the Passing of a Failed Writer

A writer, when dying neglected,

Clutched donor card close and reflected:

"If a publisher’s quitting

it’s no use submitting

my organs - they’ll just be rejected

November 3, 2012
20x12 is a showcase for new writing and new writers from Portsmouth. The free readings will take place daily throughout the Portsmouth BookFest at 12:20pm, in either Central Library or Southsea Library.
Joanne Mallon (@MallonJoanne) will be appearing at Southsea Library on Saturday 3rd November. 
Jo writes in her spare time, with dreams of writing full-time. She runs around after her young family, and try’s (unsuccessfully) to be a good cook. She longs to be organised and on-time, but is lucky enough to have good friends and good family who keep life very busy.
You can find her day-to-day musings at www.magnoliasoul.wordpress.com.

Extract from Rook
The silent snow keeps the secret. But the soughing breath can still be heard. The feeling of unease grows and panic takes a choke hold. Footsteps try to quicken, yet still the feathery snow grips like syrup.
He smiles from the safety of his branch. His bright black eyes watch with great interest as the little mortal attempts a lackadaisical escape. He can hear her thoughts; telling her nothing is wrong, telling her the fear is imagined. But even so, her breaths quicken and her heart flutters faster in her chest, the sound booming up into the trees. The danger is so near it is almost upon her.

20x12 is a showcase for new writing and new writers from Portsmouth. The free readings will take place daily throughout the Portsmouth BookFest at 12:20pm, in either Central Library or Southsea Library.

Joanne Mallon (@MallonJoanne) will be appearing at Southsea Library on Saturday 3rd November.

Jo writes in her spare time, with dreams of writing full-time. She runs around after her young family, and try’s (unsuccessfully) to be a good cook. She longs to be organised and on-time, but is lucky enough to have good friends and good family who keep life very busy.

You can find her day-to-day musings at www.magnoliasoul.wordpress.com.


Extract from Rook

The silent snow keeps the secret. But the soughing breath can still be heard. The feeling of unease grows and panic takes a choke hold. Footsteps try to quicken, yet still the feathery snow grips like syrup.

He smiles from the safety of his branch. His bright black eyes watch with great interest as the little mortal attempts a lackadaisical escape. He can hear her thoughts; telling her nothing is wrong, telling her the fear is imagined. But even so, her breaths quicken and her heart flutters faster in her chest, the sound booming up into the trees. The danger is so near it is almost upon her.

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