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Earlier, I was talking about Monday evening’s launch, obviously. 5am starts and impulse tweeting apparently impact accuracy. Who knew? ;)

Earlier, I was talking about Monday evening's launch, obviously. 5am starts and impulse tweeting apparently impact accuracy. Who knew? ;)
Nov 9

And if you don’t know Tomas Čiučelis, you need to check http://t.co/MxJO6lPH – love his music. Excited about having him there with me.

And if you don't know Tomas Čiučelis, you need to check http://t.co/MxJO6lPH - love his music. Excited about having him there with me.
Nov 9

Next Breaking Silence event with @LewishamArts Nov 17th at Lewisham Library supported by Tomas Čiučelis. 7.45 for 8pm http://t.co/3jXbRta6

Next Breaking Silence event with @LewishamArts Nov 17th at Lewisham Library supported by Tomas Čiučelis. 7.45 for 8pm http://t.co/3jXbRta6
Nov 9

And if you didn’t manage to make it to @FreeWordCentre on Monday evening, I’ll be celebrating the launch with another event on the 17th…

And if you didn't manage to make it to @FreeWordCentre on Monday evening, I'll be celebrating the launch with another event on the 17th...
Nov 9

As @tymusic used to say back in the day: "mighty fun was had by all"

As @tymusic used to say back in the day: "mighty fun was had by all"
Nov 9

Didn’t get to say it properly yesterday, but thank you to everyone who made it to the launch of my collection ‘Breaking Silence’ yesterday.

Didn't get to say it properly yesterday, but thank you to everyone who made it to the launch of my collection 'Breaking Silence' yesterday.
Nov 9

Morning sweep: residency at Reading Blue Coat School this week. How much work can I get done before the first bell? Hmmm…

Morning sweep: residency at Reading Blue Coat School this week. How much work can I get done before the first bell? Hmmm...
Nov 9

Narrating the Caribbean Nation: a conference in celebration of literature and orature, by Peepal Tree. April 2012. http://t.co/c2TRzmli

Narrating the Caribbean Nation: a conference in celebration of literature and orature, by Peepal Tree. April 2012. http://t.co/c2TRzmli
Nov 8

Wide-ranging list of tutors at the Poetry School… ;) http://t.co/RJlYieC8

Wide-ranging list of tutors at the Poetry School... ;) http://t.co/RJlYieC8
Nov 8

RT: @wordtraipser "Really inspiring event w @jsamlarose & Christian Campbell @FreeWordCentre. Discussion, ideas & searing performances"

RT: @wordtraipser "Really inspiring event w @jsamlarose & Christian Campbell @FreeWordCentre. Discussion, ideas & searing performances"
Nov 8

I used to hang with tap dancers. Wonder what they’d make of this. Adidas Original Mega – making music with feet… http://t.co/MCwkUbze

I used to hang with tap dancers. Wonder what they'd make of this. Adidas Original Mega - making music with feet... http://t.co/MCwkUbze
Nov 7

Photo: (via Pitch Design Union » Blog Archive » Good Art Advice) http://t.co/QWuzHdfa

Photo: (via Pitch Design Union » Blog Archive » Good Art Advice) http://t.co/QWuzHdfa
Nov 7

(via Pitch Design Union » Blog Archive » Good Art…



(via Pitch Design Union » Blog Archive » Good Art Advice)

Nov 7

"Somehow, our nostalgia for the print book has started immediately, even though the print book’s still…" http://t.co/HUKPeEoB

"Somehow, our nostalgia for the print book has started immediately, even though the print book’s still..." http://t.co/HUKPeEoB
Nov 7

"Somehow, our nostalgia for the print book has started immediately, even though the print book’s…"

“Somehow, our nostalgia for the print book has started immediately, even though the print book’s still here (and, I’d wager, will stay, and with more power and use than, say, the gramophone or the record player). This nostalgia might push us angrily or sadly against new technologies in literature and publishing, but it shouldn’t allow us to discount these new technologies, or to blame them for the downfall of insufficient business models or changing preferences in how we purchase and absorb what we read.”

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Rachel Mennies writes on bibliophilia and e-reading at The Inclusive. I, for one, remember most fondly Borders on Tottenham Court Road, the afternoons and evenings spent dipping into books and magazines, crossing paths with other writers, musicians, magazine editors, designers— it was an amazing place. 

A side-thought: the Borders “open reading” model of welcoming browsers obviously didn’t help the bottom line, but was there no other business plan that could have made that kind of social/book space more financially viable?  

Nov 7

As of 13 hours ago there were 12 tickets left for this evening’s launch, according to @GuwalSolomon. Wow. Details http://t.co/tWTH28A2

As of 13 hours ago there were 12 tickets left for this evening's launch, according to @GuwalSolomon. Wow. Details http://t.co/tWTH28A2
Nov 7

Wonderful weather we’re having. In other news, I’m en route to Corfe Hills, Poole. Excited to catch up with the writers’ group there…

Wonderful weather we're having. In other news, I'm en route to Corfe Hills, Poole. Excited to catch up with the writers' group there...
Nov 4

And let’s not mention that emotional "abstract noun vs concrete description" exercise/game/writing warm-up…

And let's not mention that emotional "abstract noun vs concrete description" exercise/game/writing warm-up...
Nov 3

Wondering how many more poets use River/Bank before workshops since attending the training sessions I’ve been running for poets in schools.

Wondering how many more poets use River/Bank before workshops since attending the training sessions I've been running for poets in schools.
Nov 3

Now back in front of the computer with a few minutes to pull thoughts together. Soundtrack by Radiohead: ‘Everything In Its Right Place’

Now back in front of the computer with a few minutes to pull thoughts together. Soundtrack by Radiohead: 'Everything In Its Right Place'
Nov 3