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Want to become a published author? Are you in need of some inspiration from other writers? How did they turn their passion into a paying job?

The Pen to Print and Write On! Audio podcasts are for everyone in the writing community by showcasing work, offering advice, news and views.

Based in east London, contribute to Write On! Magazine, Write On! Extra or Write On! Audio. Take part online with Pen to Print's FREE programme of creative writing, poetry, screenwriting, playwriting classes or enter our FREE writing competitions. Discover more! Visit pentoprint.org
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Write On! Audio Episode Five: January 2022

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Excerpt from Helmsman's Basilisk by Matt Wixey - Pen to Print Competition Winner
Winner of the Book Challenge 2021/22.
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June 30, 2022
You May Write Me Off As No One by Tricia Waller - Pen to Print Competition Winner
Winner of the 2022 Pen to Print Poetry Competition.
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June 30, 2022
Postcards From Another World by Frasier Armitage - Pen to Print Competition Winner
Winner of the Audio Play competition (Sponsored by Alternative Stories)
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June 30, 2022
Tales From The Shop Floor by James Marshall - Pen to Print Competition Winner
Winner of the Pen to Print Short Story competition.
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June 30, 2022
Write On! Audio Weekly : An Interview with Patrice Lawrence
Thank you for listening to Write On! Audio, the podcast for writers everywhere brought to you by Pen To Print Our interview today is with Patrice Lawrence.  Born to Italian and Trinidadian parents, Patrice grew up in Brighton.  Her work has included writing acclaimed and prize-winning books for children and young adults with her novel “Eight Pieces of Silva” winning the inaugural Jhalak Prize for children and young adults books in 2021 The interviewer is Farzana Hakim You can find out more about Patrice and her work by visiting her website here https://patricelawrence.wordpress.com We’re always delighted to read your contributions so if you’d like to see your words in Write on! or hear them on this podcast please get in touch. Please submit to: https://pentoprint.org/get-involved/submit-to-write-on/ Thank you for listening to Write On! Audio. This edition has been presented by Tiffany Clare and produced by Chris Gregory. Write On Audio is an Alternative Stories production for Pen To Print.
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June 28, 2022
Write On! Audio Weekly : "Census Time" by Patricia Mahoney
Our Listener contribution today is from Patricia Mahoney. Patricia was born in Canada but now lives in London. Five of her plays have been professionally produced and she also works in poetry, short stories and flash fiction. She is also involved in Arts administration and management. Her husband is the musician and composer Jamie Moore and you can hear his voice and guitar accompanying Patricia in this piece which is called “Census Time”. Thank you to Patricia Mahoney for this listener contribution. The guitarist in this recording was Jamie Moore.  You can find out more about Patricia and her work by visiting her website here https://www.patriciamahoney.com/ We’re always delighted to read your contributions so if you’d like to see your words in Write on! or hear them on this podcast please get in touch. Please submit to: https://pentoprint.org/get-involved/submit-to-write-on/ Thank you for listening to Write On! Audio, the podcast for writers everywhere . This edition has been presented by Tiffany Clare and produced by Chris Gregory. Write On Audio is an Alternative Stories production for Pen To Print.  
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June 21, 2022
Write On! Audio Weekly : Bernie Morgan
Welcome to the first of our new series of weekly podcasts.  This first edition features Bernie Morgan. Bernie is an author, public speaker, presenter and podcaster.  She’s the author of  “The Amazing Life of Cecilia Chattergee” which is based on the life of Bernie’s great grandmother a lawyer and fighter for women’s rights and independence in India under British rule.  You can hear an excerpt from the book read by Bernie in this podcast. You can find out more about Bernie and her book via her website. https://www.amazingwomeninvisiblelives.com/ You can read our showcase pieces and find out more about Pen To Print’s workshops, and events by visiting our website here https://pentoprint.org/ We’re always delighted to read your contributions so if you’d like to see your words in Write on! or hear them on this podcast please get in touch. Please submit to: https://pentoprint.org/get-involved/submit-to-write-on/ Thank you for listening to Write On Audio. This edition has been presented by Tiffany Clare and produced by Chris Gregory. Write On Audio is an Alternative Stories production for Pen To Print.
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June 14, 2022
Write On! Audio Episode Nine: May 2022
The May 2022 edition of Write On! Audio features writing tips from Erin Kelly, an inspirational moment from Andreas Loizou, a showcase by Libraries Unlimited and a listener contribution from Danny Baxter. As usual, the presenter is Tiffany Clare In this edition of Write On! Audio you can hear · Inspirational moments from Andreas Loizou · Writing tips from Erin Kelly · A listener contribution featuring three poems by Danny Baxter · The May showcase which is selected by Libraries Unlimited and features o An excerpt from “A Chapter on Grief” by Rue Ronan read by Sally Walker Taylor o A poem “How Are You?” by Filippo Rossi read by Chris Gregory · And a look forward to future editions Here are some links to help you to find out more about our contributors You can visit Erin Kelly’s website at https://www.erinkelly.co.uk/ You can connect with Danny Baxter on Instagram @dan_lbbd Libraries Unlimited https://www.librariesunlimited.org.uk/ Find out more about Andreas Loizou here https://thanetwriters.com/writer/andreas-loizou/ And visit the Margate Bookie website here https://margatebookie.com/ You can read our showcase pieces and find out more about Pen To Print’s workshops, and events by visiting our website here https://pentoprint.org/ We’re always delighted to read your contributions so if you’d like to see your words in Write on! or hear them on this podcast please get in touch. Please submit to: https://pentoprint.org/get-involved/submit-to-write-on/ Thank you for listening to Write On Audio. This edition has been presented by Tiffany Clare and produced by Chris Gregory. Write On Audio is an Alternative Stories production for Pen To Print. Starting in June we’ll be experimenting with a weekly format for Write On! Audio so please subscribe to have our editions delivered to you the moment they are released.
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May 31, 2022
Write On! Audio Episode Eight: April 2022
The April 2022 edition of Write On! Audio features an interview with poet Daljit Nagra, Writing Tips from Stewart Ross, a Showcase from ‘Write Back’, poetry from Nicole Piscopo and much more. The podcast is presented by Tiffany Clare. In this edition of Write On! Audio you can hear: · A poem from Lauren Michelle · The Editor’s introduction by Madeleine White · Writing Tips from Stewart Ross · An interview with Daljt Nagra (Daljit was in conversation with Juneha Chowdhury) · The April showcase; selected by Blessings and Manusha from ‘Write Back’ featuring: o Chameleon by Toki read by Holly Skinner o Period by Hazel read by Holly Skinner · A Listener Contribution featuring poems by Nicole Piscopo · A look forward to future editions Here are some links to help you to find out more about our contributors: Visit Lauren Michelle on Instagram here: instagram.com/iamlaurenmichelle Visit Stewart Ross’s website here: stewartross.com Find out more about Daljit Nagra and his work here: daljitnagra.com And learn more about interviewer Juneha Chowdhury here: junehachowdhury.com And read the full interview along with all our other content at: pentoprint.org Visit Write Back’s page to find out more about their work here: write-back.org And check out Nicole Piscopo’s poetry on Instagram here: instagram.com/maybe_its_fate_poetry See a written version of Juneha’s conversation with Daljit in issue 12 of Write On! Magazine by visiting our website here pentoprint.org. That’s also where you’ll find the Showcase pieces, as well as being able find out more about Pen to Print’s workshop and events. We’re always delighted to read your contributions so if you’d like to see your words in Write On! or hear them on this podcast please get in touch. Please submit to: pentoprint.org/get-involved/submit-to-write-on/ Thank you for listening to Write On! Audio. This edition has been presented by Tiffany Clare and produced by Chris Gregory. Write On! Audio is an Alternative Stories production for Pen To Print. The next edition of Write On! Audio will be out on 31 May so do subscribe to have it delivered to you the moment it is released.
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April 26, 2022
Write On! Audio Episode Seven: March 2022
The March 2022 edition of Write On! Audio features a showcase selected by Juneha Chowdhury, Writing and Publishing tips for authors from Lucy Van Smit and Richard Gould, an interview with Vivian Archer from the Newham Bookshop and much more! As usual the presenter is Tiffany Clare. In this edition of Write On! Audio you can hear: · A poem The Smell of Spring by Linda James · A look at Women’s Empowerment Month by Iesha Denize · An introduction to the podcast by Write On! editor Madeleine White · Writing tips by Lucy Van Smit · An interview with Vivian Archer from the Newham Bookshop. The interviewers are Madeleine White and Eithne Cullen. · The March showcase is presented by Juneha Chowdhury and features: o Being Myself by Danny Baxter read by Chris Gregory o Madly In Love With Thunderstorms by Patsy Middleton o Dark Clouds by Palak Tewary o And Tread Gently on this Earth by Alicia Hayden all read by Sally Walker-Taylor · A Listener’s Contribution about self-publishing from Richard Gould who writes as R J Gould Here are some links so you can find out more about our contributors: Find out more about Iesha Denize and her art here: https://www.peachmangomaverick.com/about-the-artist/ You can visit Lucy Van Smit’s website to find out more about her and order her books here: http://lucyvansmit.com/ The Newham Bookshop website has details of many of the events mentioned in our interview and you can find out more by visiting the shop’s website here: https://www.newhambooks.co.uk/ You can find out more about our showcase editor Juneha Chowdhury and her work here: https://junehachowdhury.com/ Visit R J Gould’s website and find out more about his writing at his website here: https://www.rjgould.info/ You can find the full interview with Vivian in Sunday interviews on https://pentoprint.org/ You’ll also find our showcase pieces and get more information on Pen To Print’s workshops, and events by visiting our website. We’re always delighted to read your contributions so if you’d like to see your words in Write on! or hear them on this podcast please get in touch. To submit to Write On! visit: https://pentoprint.org/get-involved/submit-to-write-on/ Alternatively, you can Email your submission to pentoprint@lbbd.gov.uk with the Subject Line ‘Write On Submission.’ Thank you for listening to Write On Audio. This edition has been presented by Tiffany Clare and produced by Chris Gregory. Write On Audio is an Alternative Stories production for Pen to Print. The next edition of Write On! Audio will be out on 26 April so please subscribe to have it delivered to you the moment it is released.
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March 29, 2022
Write On! Audio Episode Six: February 2022
Thank you for listening to the Write On! Audio February 2022 edition. As always, our presenter is Tiffany Clare and we have contributions from Palak Tewary, Eithne Cullen, Danny Rhodes, Cailean Steed, Charlotte Webb and Jonathan Hirons Our running order for this edition is · Inspirational moments from Palak Tewary and Eithne Cullen · An introduction from our editor, Madeleine White · Writing tips from Danny Rhodes · An interview with the 2021 Pen To Print Audio Play Competition winner Cailean Steed · This month’s showcase is compiled and introduced by Charlotte Webb . The featured pieces are “Stay” by Shahema Tafader , “The Storyteller’s Souk” by Claire Buss and “From Hate To Love” by Danny Baxter. The readers were Sally Walker Taylor and Chris Gregory. · A listener contribution from Jonathan Hirons in which he describes the aphasia he now suffers from as a result of a stroke and his subsequent change of career to become a film maker. The section ends with a short extract from one of Jonathan’s films. Palak Tewary is a writer who has frequently contributed to Write On! Read more of her work here  https://pentoprint.org/tag/palak-tewary/ Eithne Cullen is a poet, teacher and member of the Write On! Team. You can read her Writer of The Month feature in Write On! here https://pentoprint.org/writer-of-the-month-eithne-cullen/ Danny Rhodes is a novelist, short story writer and creative writing lecturer. You can find out more about Danny and his work via his website http://www.dannyrhodes.net/ Cailean Steed is a novelist and audio dramatist from Scotland. You can listen to her award winning audio drama Real Boy here https://www.buzzsprout.com/411730/9690521-real-boy-an-audio-drama And follow Cailean on twitter here https://twitter.com/caileansteed Charlotte Webb is am artist and illustrator from Wolverhampton.  You can visit her website to find out more about her work here https://cbwillustration.wixsite.com/illustration Find out more about film-make Jonathan Hirons and his work here https://www.imdb.com/name/nm7997253/ And about Aphasia here https://www.stroke.org.uk/what-is-aphasia You can find full details of all the upcoming events workshops and courses offered by our parent organisation Pen To Print via this link by visiting our events page here  https://pentoprint.org/about/events/ If you’ve enjoyed the writing featured in this edition and would like the chance to hear some of your own words on the podcast please contact us via our email address pentoprint@lbbd.gov.uk  to submit your work via the submission page here https://pentoprint.org/get-involved/submit-to-write-on/ Next month on Write On! Audio we’ll bring you another selection of content for writers everywhere. Thank you for listening to this edition which is presented by Tiffany Clare and produced by Chris Gregory for Alternative Stories Write On! Audio is part of the Write On! suite of publications, published by Pen to Print, an Arts Council England - National Portfolio Organisation, supported by Arts Council England and the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
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February 23, 2022
Write On! Audio Episode Five: January 2022
Thank you for listening to the Write On! Audio January 2022 edition. As always, our presenter is Tiffany Clare and we have contributions from Arinola Araba, Lucy Kaufman, Mirable Lavelle and Bob Thompson with an interview with award-winning author Frances Hardinge. Our running order for this edition is · An inspirational moment from Arinola Araba · An introduction from our editor, Madeleine White · Writing tips, “A Year’s Experiment in Writing” by Lucy Kaufman · An interview with Frances Hardinge. The interviewer is Claire Buss · This month’s showcase is compiled and introduced by Mirabel Lavelle. The featured pieces are “Deceiving Appearances” by Vic Howard read by Chris Gregory, “Thank You To A Stranger” by Laura MacLennan and “Tram Shelter” by John Holmes both read by Sally Walker-Taylor · A short story “Carrion” by Bob Thompson Arinola Araba is an author, entrepreneur and Pen to Print regular. Lucy Kaufman writes drama for stage and screen. She has had 34 plays performed at venues around the UK and elsewhere and she teaches both stage and screen writing for Pen to Print. Frances Hardinge came to widespread publication attention when her 2015 novel, The Lie Tree won the Costa Book Award. She has published nine novels and numerous short stories. She has been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal twice (not won it twice as we said in our presenter script) and won the Robert Holdstock Award for best fantasy novel for Cuckoo Song.  Mirabel Lavelle is a writer working on her debut novel and an academic tutor at the University Of Sunderland. Bob Thompson won a Pen to Print Flash fiction competition in 2020 and has been writing, acting and directing since he was 16. He has completed two full-length stage plays: The Equestrianist and The Richest Jewel. His first published novel is Old Tom and his first screenplay, The Ghost Walk, is in pre-production. We’d like to draw our listeners attention to some of the writing courses and workshops being run by our parent organisation Pen To Print over the next few weeks. We have a full range of tuition in poetry, fiction and scriptwriting and you can learn about writing for comic books with Wallis Eates and writing the sense with Write On!’s Eithne Cullen.  As usual you can find full details by visiting our events page here  https://pentoprint.org/about/events/ If you’ve enjoyed the writing featured in this edition and would like the chance to hear some of your own words on the podcast please contact us via our email address  pentoprint@lbbd.gov.uk   to submit your work. Don’t forget, thanks to our partnership with Bloomsbury, the first two pieces we feature, either as “Listener Contributions” or “Inspirational Moments”, will receive the newly published: A Writer’s Journal by Lucy van Smit. Submit via the submission page here https://pentoprint.org/get-involved/submit-to-write-on/ Next month on Write On! Audio we’ll bring you another selection of content for writers everywhere. Thank you for listening to this edition which is presented by Tiffany Clare and produced by Chris Gregory for Alternative Stories If you have enjoyed this podcast please subscribe in your favourite podcast app to be notified when new editions are released. We always appreciate rating and reviews, preferably in Apple Podcasts. Write On! Audio is part of the Write On! suite of publications, published by Pen to Print, an Arts Council England - National Portfolio Organisation, supported by Arts Council England and the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.
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January 26, 2022
Write On! Audio Episode Four: December 2021
In the December edition of Write On! Audio you can hear · A festive Reasons To Be Cheerful by Mary Walsh read by Sally Walker-Taylor · Editor’s Introduction from Madeleine White · Writing tips from Patrick Forsyth · An interview with bestselling romantic novelist Sue Moorcroft: The interviewer is Diya Padiyar · December’s showcase from Eithne Cullen featuring “Tired” by Claire Buss read by Sally Walker-Taylor and “The Approach To Salisbury” by Ray Miles read by Chris Gregory · A listener contribution from Palak Tewary which is called “Christmas In The Air” · A look at our Thursday Connectors page introduced by Farzana Hakim. In this section we feature “The Mail Boat” by Eithne Cullen and “Things That Went Wrong For Me in 2021” by Fatima Ahmed both read by Hadiya Morris The presenter in this edition is Tiffany Clare The readers are Sally Walker-Taylor, Chris Gregory and Hadiya Morris Music and production are by Chris Gregory Write On! Audio is an Alternative Stories production for Pen to Print Coming up in January on Write On! Audio we’ll have our usual range of features, interviews, writing tips and listener contributions. Join us to hear writing tips from Lucy Kaufman and a listener contribution from Bob Thompson. Also in January our parent organisation, Pen to Print will be offering the usual range of writing courses and workshops. You can find out all about these sessions by visiting the “events and classes” page on the Pen to Print website. We have everything from screenwriting, led by Lucy Kaufman, beginners classes in creative writing and poetry with Ian Ayris and Anna Robinson - to writing for children and young adults with Catherine Coe. You can find details of all these events and book onto them at pentoprint.org – click on events and classes to find out more. We hope you’ll find something inspiring to start your year and spark your creativity. As always we’d love to hear from you. If you’d like to contribute a piece of writing to the podcast you can contact us via pentoprint.org on the NEW submission page or email the team at pentoprint@lbbd.gov.uk You can find out more about our contributors by visiting their websites or following them on social media Patrick Forsyth http://www.patrickforsyth.com/ Sue Moorcroft https://www.suemoorcroft.com/ Follow Sue on twitter https://twitter.com/SueMoorcroft Eithne Cullen https://twitter.com/eithne_cullen Claire Buss https://clairebuss.co.uk/ Follow Claire on twitter https://twitter.com/Grasshopper2407 Palak Tewary https://palaktewary.com/about/ Follow Palak on twitter https://twitter.com/palaktewary Farzana Hakim https://twitter.com/farzanahakim Madeleine White Follow Madeleine on twitter https://twitter.com/madeleinefwhite Follow Madeleine on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/madeleinefwhite If you have enjoyed this podcast please subscribe in your favourite podcast app to be notified when new editions are released. We always appreciate rating and reviews, preferably in Apple Podcasts. Reviews help to raise the profile of the podcast meaning that more people can listen and enjoy our content. 
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December 21, 2021
Write On! Audio Episode Three: November 2021
In the November 2021 edition of Write On! Audio, the podcast for writers everywhere we have reasons to be cheerful from Palak Tewary and Lucy Kaufman, writing tips from Claire Buss and an interview with author Sara Grant. Our showcase this month is presented by Diya Padiyar and we have a short story from writer H B O’Neill. We feature our Thoughtful Tuesday with Eithne Cullen and look forward to writing courses and workshops from Pen to Print In this podcast you can hear the following The editor’s introduction from Madeleine White Reasons to be cheerful with Lucy Kaufman and Palak Tewary Writing tips from Claire Buss. An interview with author Sara Grant. The interviewer is Charlotte Webb Our November showcase with Diya Padiyar includes the following pieces: “Bucket Lanterns” by Anya Wikramanayake, “There’s Blood On The Sands Of Tunisia” by Fred Herbert Courtney Bouchier “The House With Two Candles” By Erin White. The reader is Sally Walker Taylor Listener of the Month – This month we feature the short story “Unshackled Then Freed” by H.B. O’Neill. It is read by Carl Wharton. Thoughtful Tuesday presented by Eithne Cullen. An overview of upcoming courses and workshops from Pen to Print. The podcast is presented by Tiffany Clare and produced by Chris Gregory for Alternative Stories. You can find out more about our guests and contributors via their websites here: Lucy Kaufman https://lucykaufman.wordpress.com/ Palak Tewary https://palaktewary.com/ Claire Buss https://clairebuss.co.uk/ Sara Grant https://www.sara-grant.com/ Diya Padiyar https://www.instagram.com/teenagerwritings/ H.B O’Neill https://hboneill.com/ Eithne Cullen https://eithnecullenpoet.wordpress.com/ Read the printed version of Write On! via the Pen to Print website here https://pentoprint.org/ If you would like to book onto any of the courses and workshops mentioned in this podcast please click the link below to find out more and reserve a place subject to availability https://pentoprint.org/about/events/ If you would like to write to us please contact us at pentoprint@lbbd.gov.uk Follow Pen to Print on Twitter here https://twitter.com/Pen_to_Print And on Instagram here https://www.instagram.com/officialpentoprint/ Please join us for the December edition of Write On! Audio. Subscribe in your favourite podcast app to have the podcast delivered to your feed the moment it is released. Write On! Audio is part of the Write On! suite of publications, published by Pen to Print, an Arts Council England - National Portfolio Organisation, supported by Arts Council England and the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.
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November 26, 2021
Write On! Audio Episode Two: October 2021
In this edition of Write On! Audio presented by Tiffany Clare you can hear the following content · An excerpt from “If” by Rudyard Kipling” read by Chris Gregory · Write On! editor Madeleine White welcomes listeners to the podcast · A Q&A With Ben Aaronovitch recorded live at Pen to Print’s ReadFest in 2016 · Write On!’s Monday Moments editor Holly King introducing her page with writing from Matt Wixey and Patsy Middleton · Listener of the Month Iesha Denize explains what Black History Month means to her · October Showcase with Michelle Sutton featuring pieces based on the experiences of those suffering from ADHD and Dyslexia Learn more about our guest Ben Aaronovitch and his writing by visiting his website https://www.benaaronovitch.com/ You can find out more about Iesha Denize and her work as an artist and writer here https://www.artconnect.com/iesha-denize Michelle Sutton is part of the writing collective LM Towton. You can follow them on twitter here https://twitter.com/lm_towton Read the printed version of Write On! via the Pen to Print website here https://pentoprint.org/ If you would like to book onto any of the courses and workshops mentioned in this podcast please click the link below to find out more and reserve a place subject to availability https://pentoprint.org/about/events/ If you would like to write to us please contact us at pentoprint@lbbd.gov.uk Follow Pen to Print on twitter here https://twitter.com/Pen_to_Print And on Instagram here https://www.instagram.com/officialpentoprint/ Production, sound design and editing in this podcast are by Chris Gregory for Alternative Stories. You heard the voices of Tiffany Clare and Hadiya Morris Please join us for the November edition of Write On! Audio. Subscribe in your favourite podcast app to have the podcast delivered to your feed the moment it is released. Write On! Audio is part of the Write On! suite of publications, published by Pen to Print, an Arts Council England - National Portfolio Organisation, supported by Arts Council England and the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.
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October 28, 2021
Write On! Audio Episode One: September 2021
Welcome to the pilot edition of Write On! Audio.  In this podcast you can hear the following features Poet Jennifer Wong talks about her writing practice and read poems from her 2020 Nine Arches press collection “Letters Home” To buy a copy of “Letters Home” directly from the publisher please follow this link https://ninearchespress.com/publications/poetry-collections/letters-home.html And to find out more about Jennifer Wong and her poetry lease visit her webpage here https://jenniferwong.co.uk/ You can listen to the full interview via Alternative Stories here https://www.buzzsprout.com/411730/4735574-letters-home-poetry-by-jennifer-wong Jenny Wong was first featured in Write On! Issue 8. To read the interview and enjoy the magazine please go to : https://pentoprint.org/product/see-write-on-edition-8-here/ Write On! editor Madeleine F White welcomes listeners to Write On! Audio Actress and poet Marie-Claire Wood talks about performing poems and short fiction You can her Marie-Claire reciting her poetry on this podcast https://www.buzzsprout.com/411730/8567031-poems-from-marie-claire-wood-tak-erzinger-kevan-manwaring-and-sarra-culleno Claire Buss performs her poem “Eat the Frog” The Write On! day editors talk about their pages. Our day editors are Holly      King Claire      Buss Farzana      Iqbal Eithne      Cullen The final poem, reflecting on summer from an adult perspective by Danny Fenn is performed by Chris Gregory This      edition of the podcast is presented by Tiffany Clare Production,      sound design and editing are by Chris Gregory The      feature on Jennifer Wong was originally published on the Alternative      Stories and Fake Realities Podcast To contact Write On! Audio and to submit pieces to the podcast please send us an email at pentoprint@lbbd.gov.uk You can follow Pen to Print via twitter at https://twitter.com/Pen_to_Print And on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/officialpentoprint You can visit the Pen to Print website and link to Write On! Extra including to all of the day pages described in this podcast here https://pentoprint.org/ Read the latest edition of Write On! Magazine here https://pentoprint.org/product/see-write-on-edition-10-here/ Write On! Audiois part of the Write On! suite of publications, published by Pen to Print, an Arts Council England - National Portfolio Organisation, supported by Arts Council England and the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.
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September 30, 2021
The Selkie Hunt by Nuala Clarke - Pen to Print Competition Winner
Winner of the 2021 Pen to Print Short Story Competition.
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August 02, 2021
Steam Train by Gloria Maloney - Pen to Print Competition Winner
Winning Poem form the 2021 Pen to Print Poetry Competition.
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August 02, 2021
Write On! Extra Interview with Leo Ulph talking about Upload on BBC Radio Kent
Leo Ulph, actor musician and broadcast journalist, talks to Write On! Extra about his evening show on BBC Radio Kent, why he’s passionate about showcasing talent on the BBC via the ‘Upload’ initiative, and how ‘anyone that’s making anything’ can get on air by providing an audio version of their content. As a radio professional, it’s only right he’s recorded his interview! Go to: https://pentoprint.org/introducing-write-on-extra-daily-posts-for-difficult-times/
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February 01, 2021
Write On! Extra - Free Writing Exercise with Sarah-Jane Page
Try out this free writing Exercise with Sarah-Jane Page.
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November 04, 2020
Write On! Extra - My Larder by Mary Walsh
Mary Walsh reads her poem for Write On! Extra Go to: https://pentoprint.org/introducing-write-on-extra-daily-posts-for-difficult-times/
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August 14, 2020
18: MUM OF 4 REVEALS HOW PEN TO PRINT CHANGED HER LIFE
Juneha is a Mum of 4 living in East London. Our initiative Pen To Print has helped her boost her confidence, make friends and fulfil her dream of becoming a writer. The Pen To Print team are Lena and Lisa & they help make your writing dreams come true and guide you to creative writing greatness. Veena V hosts the podcast and gets established authors and Pen To Print finalists to share their top writing tips. The Pen To Print weekly podcast is for any budding author, poet and creative writer. Join us for exciting interviews, get free support and find out about forthcoming events on our website lbbd.gov.uk/pentoprint What is Pen To Print? It's an amazing initiative set up by Barking & Dagenham council in the UK and is funded by the arts council. It gives people the help to become a published author & offers FREE poetry classes, playwriting workshops and writing competitions for kids SIGN UP TO OUR MAILING LIST bit.ly/PentoPrintNews
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November 12, 2018
17: Stay At Home Mum To Published Author
Claire Buss is one of our Pen To Print finalists. She took a leap of faith when entering our competition and has never looked back! From stay at home mum to published author, Claire also helps us run some of our workshops for aspiring authors. The Pen To Print team are Lena and Lisa & they help make your writing dreams come true and guide you to creative writing greatness. Veena V hosts the podcast and gets established authors and Pen To Print finalists to share their top writing tips. The Pen To Print weekly podcast is for any budding author, poet and creative writer. Join us for exciting interviews, get free support and find out about forthcoming events on our website lbbd.gov.uk/pentoprint What is Pen To Print? It's an amazing initiative set up by Barking & Dagenham council in the UK and is funded by the arts council. It gives people the help to become a published author & offers FREE poetry classes, playwriting workshops and writing competitions for kids SIGN UP TO OUR MAILING LIST bit.ly/PentoPrintNews
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November 11, 2018
16: POETRY TIPS FOR BEGINNERS
Poet Jenny Grant gives us her fantastic advice for new poets. Want FREE mentoring, networking and workshops for poets? Get involved with Pen To Print 👉http://lbbd.gov.uk/pentoprint This episode is a great mini masterclass for writing poetry for beginners. The Pen To Print team are Lena and Lisa & they help make your writing dreams come true and guide you to creative writing greatness. Veena V hosts the podcast and gets established authors and Pen To Print finalists to share their top writing tips. The Pen To Print weekly podcast is for any budding author, poet and creative writer. Join us for exciting interviews, get free support and find out about forthcoming events on our website lbbd.gov.uk/pentoprint What is Pen To Print? It's an amazing initiative set up by Barking & Dagenham council in the UK and is funded by the arts council. It gives people the help to become a published author & offers FREE poetry classes, playwriting workshops and writing competitions for kids SIGN UP TO OUR MAILING LIST bit.ly/PentoPrintNews
09:17
November 10, 2018
15: From School Teacher To Published Author
Rebecca Seaton has been a teacher for more than 20 years, has tried to get published in the past & finally has taken a BIG leap forward by becoming a finalist in our competition 📚 Pen To Print gives ordinary people the chance to become a published author 📚 The Pen To Print team are Lena and Lisa & they help make your writing dreams come true and guide you to creative writing greatness. Veena V hosts the podcast and gets established authors and Pen To Print finalists to share their top writing tips. The Pen To Print weekly podcast is for any budding author, poet and creative writer. Join us for exciting interviews, get free support and find out about forthcoming events on our website lbbd.gov.uk/pentoprint What is Pen To Print? It's an amazing initiative set up by Barking & Dagenham council in the UK and is funded by the arts council. It gives people the help to become a published author & offers FREE poetry classes, playwriting workshops and writing competitions for kids SIGN UP TO OUR MAILING LIST bit.ly/PentoPrintNews
06:55
November 08, 2018
14: Dealing With Negativity When Writing Your Book with Jaclyn Dunne
Number 1 best selling Amazon author, Jaclyn Dunne, shares her biggest tip when dealing with negativity and how to handle people that don't believe you can become an author. The Pen To Print team are Lena and Lisa & they help make your writing dreams come true and guide you to creative writing greatness. Veena V hosts the podcast and gets established authors and Pen To Print finalists to share their top writing tips. The Pen To Print weekly podcast is for any budding author, poet and creative writer. Join us for exciting interviews, get free support and find out about forthcoming events on our website lbbd.gov.uk/pentoprint What is Pen To Print? It's an amazing initiative set up by Barking & Dagenham council in the UK and is funded by the arts council. It gives people the help to become a published author & offers FREE poetry classes, playwriting workshops and writing competitions for kids SIGN UP TO OUR MAILING LIST bit.ly/PentoPrintNews
16:55
November 07, 2018
13: MUST LISTEN advice for aspiring Authors
Packed full of tips from our Pen To Print finalists to get you motivated to keep writing. Some great advice for new writers & aspiring authors. Know any new authors that are struggling with writers block? Make sure you share this episode with them :) The Pen To Print team are Lena and Lisa & they help make your writing dreams come true and guide you to creative writing greatness. Veena V hosts the podcast and gets established authors and Pen To Print finalists to share their top writing tips. The Pen To Print weekly podcast is for any budding author, poet and creative writer. Join us for exciting interviews, get free support and find out about forthcoming events on our website lbbd.gov.uk/pentoprint What is Pen To Print? It's an amazing initiative set up by Barking & Dagenham council in the UK and is funded by the arts council. It gives people the help to become a published author & offers FREE poetry classes, playwriting workshops and writing competitions for kids SIGN UP TO OUR MAILING LIST bit.ly/PentoPrintNews
06:58
November 06, 2018
12: Dealing with REJECTION as an author
Lucy Kaufman is one of our Pen To Print finalists and now one of our fantastic trainers, helping the next generation of P2P winners. She's a true talent in the playwright world. Today we talk about rejection, yes it can be harsh getting 'rejected' but you must keep going. The Pen To Print team are Lena and Lisa & they help make your writing dreams come true and guide you to creative writing greatness. Veena V hosts the podcast and gets established authors and Pen To Print finalists to share their top writing tips. The Pen To Print weekly podcast is for any budding author, poet and creative writer. Join us for exciting interviews, get free support and find out about forthcoming events on our website lbbd.gov.uk/pentoprint What is Pen To Print? It's an amazing initiative set up by Barking & Dagenham council in the UK and is funded by the arts council. It gives people the help to become a published author & offers FREE poetry classes, playwriting workshops and writing competitions for kids SIGN UP TO OUR MAILING LIST bit.ly/PentoPrintNews
16:02
November 06, 2018
11: TEN YEAR OLD AUTHOR AMAZING ANGEL
Today at the Pen To Print HQ was our author talks event with Amazing Angel. This young lady is only 10 years old, she's a motivational speaker and has just launched her first book called 'Make It Happen - 5 Steps To Dreaming Big' Want some writers motivation? Then Amazing Angel will definitely leave you feeling inspired to start writing your very own book. The Pen To Print team are Lena and Lisa & they help make your writing dreams come true and guide you to creative writing greatness. Veena V hosts the podcast and gets established authors and Pen To Print finalists to share their top writing tips. The Pen To Print weekly podcast is for any budding author, poet and creative writer. Join us for exciting interviews, get free support and find out about forthcoming events on our website http://lbbd.gov.uk/pentoprint What is Pen To Print? It's an amazing initiative set up by Barking & Dagenham council in the UK and is funded by the arts council. It gives people the help to become a published author & offers FREE poetry classes, playwriting workshops and writing competitions for kids SIGN UP TO OUR MAILING LIST http://bit.ly/PentoPrintNews
21:51
October 30, 2018
10: Hanna Ali Reveals Her Short Story Writing Tips
The multi-talented Hanna Ali shares her biggest tip for writing short stories. Hanna is a photographer, festival director, listed as number 4 in Buzz Feed’s “21 Black British Muslims You Should Know About” and was a part of Trailblazing Muslim Women 2018. She recently spoke at our ReadFest event in London and spoke about her incredible journey so far. The Pen To Print team are Lena and Lisa & they help make your writing dreams come true and guide you to creative writing greatness. Veena V hosts the podcast and gets established authors and Pen To Print finalists to share their top writing tips. What is Pen To Print? It's an amazing initiative set up by Barking & Dagenham council in the UK and is funded by the arts council. It gives people the help to become a published author & offers FREE poetry classes, playwriting workshops and writing competitions for kids Find out more at http://lbbd.gov.uk/pentoprint Don't forget you can also tweet us at @Pen_To_Print
10:09
October 30, 2018
9: How Authors Can Market & Promote Themselves With A BANG
So many different ways to market yourself as an author, poet or aspiring writer. Lisa from the Pen To Print team is here to share all her secret tactics that Authors can use to promote themselves and really start building their brand. Social media is fantastic but think how you can use traditional marketing to promote your shiny new book too. The Pen To Print team are Lena and Lisa & they help make your writing dreams come true and guide you to creative writing greatness. Veena V hosts the podcast and gets established authors and Pen To Print finalists to share their top writing tips. What is Pen To Print? It's an amazing initiative set up by Barking & Dagenham council in the UK and is funded by the arts council. It gives people the help to become a published author & offers FREE poetry classes, playwriting workshops and writing competitions for kids. Get involved now at http://lbbd.gov.uk/pentoprint
27:20
October 01, 2018
8: SOCIAL MEDIA TIPS FOR AUTHORS
Building your personal brand as an author is so important. You could have written the best book but if no one knows about you, then you're going to find it very hard to stand out for the thousands of other authors. Today's guest, Daniella Blechner, is an author and has a business where she coaches new authors to effectively use social media and boost their profile. The Pen To Print team are Lena and Lisa & they help make your writing dreams come true and guide you to creative writing greatness. Veena V hosts the podcast and gets established authors and Pen To Print finalists to share their top writing tips. What is Pen To Print? It's an amazing initiative set up by Barking & Dagenham council in the UK and is funded by the arts council. It gives people the help to become a published author & offers FREE workshops & mentoring. The Pen To Print weekly podcast is for any budding author, poet creative writer. Get support by going to http://lbbd.gov.uk/pentoprint
17:57
September 25, 2018
7: How To Become A Published Author With Farzana Iqbal
Farzana Iqbal was a previous Pen To Print winner and in this episode she shares how you can become a published author. Farzana was a stay at home mum and by entering Pen To Print writing competition she has not only turned from an aspiring author to a published author - she boosted her confidence and really changed her life. The Pen To Print team are Lena and Lisa & they help make your writing dreams come true and guide you to creative writing greatness. Veena V hosts the podcast and gets established authors and Pen To Print finalists to share their top writing tips. What is Pen To Print? It's an amazing initiative set up by Barking & Dagenham council in the UK and is funded by the arts council. It gives people the help to become a published author & offers FREE poetry classes & playwriting workshops. The Pen To Print weekly podcast is for any budding author, poet creative writer. Join us for exciting interviews and get free support at http://lbbd.gov.uk/pentoprint
12:03
September 25, 2018
6: Common Mistakes Aspiring Authors Make In Competitions
As a writer when an opportunity presents itself to get your book published AND receive FREE mentoring for a year from an established author - then take it! Lena from the Pen To Print team is here to share the common mistakes new authors make when entering the Pen To Print book competition. The Pen To Print team are Lena and Lisa & they help make your writing dreams come true and guide you to creative writing greatness. Veena V hosts the podcast and gets established authors and Pen To Print finalists to share their top writing tips. What is Pen To Print? It's an amazing initiative set up by Barking & Dagenham council in the UK and is funded by the arts council. It gives people the help to become a published author & offers FREE poetry classes, playwriting workshops and writing competitions for kids The Pen To Print weekly podcast is for any budding author, poet creative writer. Join us for exciting interviews and get free support at http://lbbd.gov.uk/pentoprint
13:53
September 17, 2018
5: Women Authors & FREE workshops
You will be amazed with all these FREE workshops and talks we've got going on at Pen To Print and ReadFest this month! Lisa from the Pen To Print team shares her confidence-boosting tips for women authors and why it's so important to come a networking with other aspiring writers. The Pen To Print team are Lena and Lisa & they help make your writing dreams come true and guide you to creative writing greatness. Veena V hosts the podcast and gets established authors and Pen To Print finalists to share their top writing tips. What is Pen To Print? It's an amazing initiative set up by Barking & Dagenham council in the UK and is funded by the arts council. It gives people the help to become a published author & offers FREE poetry classes, playwriting workshops and writing competitions for kids The Pen To Print weekly podcast is for any budding author, poet creative writer. Join us for exciting interviews and get free support at http://lbbd.gov.uk/pentoprint
12:40
September 13, 2018
4: How To Become A Successful Published Author
The amazing author, Barbara Nadel, is here to share with us her advice on how you can become a published author. You'll be blown away by her wisdom, honesty and inspirational story. What is Pen To Print? It's an amazing initiative set up by Barking & Dagenham council in the UK and is funded by the arts council. It gives people the help to become a published author & offers FREE poetry classes, playwriting workshops and writing competitions for kids The Pen To Print weekly podcast is for any budding author, poet creative writer. Join us for exciting interviews and get free support at lbbd.gov.uk/pentoprint The Pen To Print team are Lena and Lisa & they help make your writing dreams come true and guide you to creative writing greatness. Veena V hosts the podcast and gets established authors and Pen To Print finalists to share their top writing tips.
30:02
September 10, 2018
3: Top Tips For New Authors
Lucy Kaufman was a finalist in Pen To Print - she shares her top tips for aspiring authors and what it takes to become a dedicated writer. The Pen To Print team are Lena and Lisa & they help make your writing dreams come true and guide you to creative writing greatness. Veena V hosts the podcast and gets established authors and Pen To Print finalists to share their top writing tips. What is Pen To Print? It's an amazing initiative set up by Barking & Dagenham council in the UK and is funded by the arts council. It gives people the help to become a published author & offers FREE poetry classes, playwriting workshops and writing competitions for kids The Pen To Print weekly podcast is for any budding author, poet creative writer. Join us for exciting interviews and get free support at http://lbbd.gov.uk/pentoprint
07:32
September 10, 2018
2: How To Become A Best Selling Amazon Author
Tips to become a #1 best selling author on Kindle Amazon. Listen how a first time author got her book to the top of the Amazon charts. A fantastic insight from Jaclyn Dunne, author of 'Mind, Body, Miracle' Lena and Lisa are here to help make your writing dreams come true and guide you to greatness. Veena V hosts the podcast and gets established authors and Pen To Print finalists to share their top writing tips. What is Pen To Print? It's an amazing initiative set up by Barking & Dagenham council in the UK and is funded by the arts council. It gives people the help to become a published author & offers FREE poetry classes, playwriting workshops and writing competitions for kids The Pen To Print weekly podcast is for any budding author, poet creative writer. Join us for exciting interviews and get free support at http://lbbd.gov.uk/pentoprint
18:15
August 27, 2018
1: The New Podcast For Aspiring Authors, Poets & Writers
Welcome to the launch of the Pen To Print podcast with the team that heads up this amazing initiative. Lena and Lisa are here to help make your writing dreams come true, build up your confidence and guide you to greatness. Veena V hosts the podcast and gets established authors and Pen To Print finalists to share their top writing tips. What is Pen To Print? It's an amazing initiative set up by Barking & Dagenham council in the UK and is funded by the arts council. It gives people the help to become a published author & offers FREE poetry classes, playwriting workshops and writing competitions for kids Want to become a published author? Want to learn how to be a best selling amazon author? Maybe you’re in need of some inspiration from established poets, writers and authors? How did they turn their passion into a paying job? The Pen To Print weekly podcast is for any budding writer. Join us for exciting interviews and keep up to date at http://lbbd.gov.uk/pentoprint
16:19
August 24, 2018