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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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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

    Postcards from Another World : A Write On! Audio Bonus Podcast

    Postcards from Another World : A Write On! Audio Bonus Podcast

    Thank you for listening to Write On! Audio, the podcast for writers everywhere brought to you by Pen To Print

    In this bonus edition we are sharing the audio drama Postcards From Another World by Frasier Armitage which was the winner of the 2022 Pen to Print Audio Play Competition

    In Postcards from Another World by Frasier Armitage you heard  
               Sarah Golding as Lyra
               Marie-Claire Wood as Neeva
               Warren Graham as Zabo
               Emily Inkpen as the computer
               Rhiannon Armitage as the Lunasetti spaceport announcer
              Chris Gregory as Privik.

    Production, sound design and editing were by Chris Gregory for Alternative Stories
    The original score was composed and performed by Chris Gregory
    Sound effects were from Freesound.org
    Casting advice, actor coaching and beta listening were by Frasier Armitage.

    You can find out more about Frasier Armitage and his work by visiting his website here https://frasierarmitage.com/
    You can follow Frasier on twitter here https://twitter.com/FrasierArmitage
    And Instagram here https://www.instagram.com/frasierarmitage/

    The script for Postcards from Another World by Frasier Armitage was the winner of the 2022 Pen to Print audio play competition.  The 2023 competition is open for entries now.  We are looking for scripts of around half an hour (4- 5000 words) and the competition is open to UK residents only.  You have until 31st March to submit your entires and you can find out more and enter the competition here
    https://pentoprint.org/get-involved/competitions-2023/

    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.

    • 39 min
    An Interview with novelist Jessica Andrews : Write On Audio Weekly

    An Interview with novelist Jessica Andrews : Write On Audio Weekly

    Thank you for listening to Write On! Audio, the podcast for writers everywhere brought to you by Pen To Print

    Our January interview is with novelist, essayist, podcaster, teacher and short story writer Jessica Andrews.Jessica's debut novel Saltwater was published by Sceptre in 2019 and won the Portico Prize in 2020.  Her second novel Milk Teeth was published last year.  Jessica is a contributing editor at Elle Magazine and she writes for The Guardian and for BBC Radio 4 .  She teaches creative writing at City University London and co-presents the literary podcast Tender Buttons.

    The interviewer is Pen to Print team member and Write On! Book Challenger,  Rebecca Seaton and she was speaking to Jessica alongside Write On! editor Madeleine White

    Thank you to Jessica Andrews for being our first interview subject of 2023.  You can find out more about Jessica and her work by visiting her website at http://www.jessica-andrews.com/

    And you can listen to the podcast that Jessica co-hosts, Tender Buttons here https://anchor.fm/tender-buttons

    Find out more about our interviewer Rebecca Seaton here https://pentoprint.org/writer-of-the-month-rebecca-seaton/

    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.

    • 28 min
    A showcase selected by Dan Cross : Write On! Audio Weekly

    A showcase selected by Dan Cross : Write On! Audio Weekly

    Thank you for listening to Write On! Audio, the podcast for writers everywhere brought to you by Pen To Print

    Today’s showcase is selected by historical novelist, Dan Cross.   Dan's first novel "Caesar of Mercenaries" was shortlisted for the 2018 Wilbur Smith adventure Writing Award and his second, "The Lioness of the Flame" was shortlisted for the same award in 2020.

    You can find out more about Dan by visiting his website https://www.dan-cross.com/ where you’ll find more about his writing, his author coaching work as The Open Book Editor and find links to his social media accounts.

    The pieces you heard were

    · "Weeds Unwilled" by Patsy Middleton read by Sally Walker-Taylor

    · “The Circle of Grief” by Thomas Nixon read by Chris Gregory

    · “Aberfan Angels” by Tammy Griffiths Palmer read by Sally Walker-Taylor

    · “The Homecoming” by Raymond Miles read by Chris Gregory

    · "Sonnet Number 1 of the year 2022" by Mary Walsh read by Sally Walker-Taylor

    If you have been affected by any of the issues Dan discussed in this podcast  the link below has links to organisations in the UK  that can help with cost of living support along with other support organisations: https://pentoprint.org/about/advice-support/

    Join us next week for an interview with novelist Jessica Andrews

    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.

    • 13 min
    Louis de Bernières Music : A Write On! Audio Listener Contributiuon

    Louis de Bernières Music : A Write On! Audio Listener Contributiuon

    Thank you for listening to Write On! Audio, the podcast for writers everywhere brought to you by Pen To Print

    In this edition we once again feature novelist  Louis de Bernières. If you enjoyed our interview with Louis back in September you 'll recall that he talked about the importance of music in his life.  With this in mind we asked Louis if he would be willing to share some of his songs with us and the podcast you're about to hear features three songs and some thoughts from Louis on the song writing process

    The songs you can hear in this podcast are

    River Water, Your Little Paradise and Foxes in the Park all written and performed by Louis de Bernières

    You can find out more about Louis’s writing and music and buy a copy of his latest album “Dispatches” via his website

    https://www.louisdebernieresofficial.com/

    The songs in todays podcast were recorded by David Booth at Louis’s home and mixed at his studio The Recording Booth in Framlingham, Suffolk    https://www.therecordingbooth.co.uk/

    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.

    • 16 min
    Writing Tips with novelist Janet Skeslien Charles : Write On! Audio Weekly

    Writing Tips with novelist Janet Skeslien Charles : Write On! Audio Weekly

    Our first writing tips of 2023 are by novelist Janet Skeslien Charles.  Janet became an author at the age of 38 when her novel Moonlight in Odessa was published. It sold in a dozen languages and won a few prizes. A decade later, her next book The Paris Library was published in 36 languages. It was a New York Times bestseller as well as a Richard and Judy selection.

    You can find out more about Janet Skeslien Charles and her writing by visiting her website here  https://www.jskesliencharles.com/

    You can follow Janet on twitter here https://twitter.com/skesliencharles

    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/

    We’ll be releasing Write On! podcasts weekly throughout 2023 including writing tips from prominent authors on the first Tuesday of each month. If you’ve enjoyed today’s edition of the podcast please subscribe by searching for ‘Pen to Print’ in your favourite podcast app. If you have a moment to leave us a rating or review this would boost the profile of the podcast and help more writers and book-lovers to find us.

    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.

    • 11 min
    December Writing Showcase Selected by Julie Dexter : Write On! Audio Weekly

    December Writing Showcase Selected by Julie Dexter : Write On! Audio Weekly

    Thank you for listening to Write On! Audio, the podcast for writers everywhere brought to you by Pen To Print

    Today’s showcase is selected by Julie Dexter.   Julie is a writer and specialist teacher from London and Kent. She has recently had a poetry Pamphlet published with Arts Council funding through attending workshops with Pen to Print. 

    You can find out more about Julie Dexter by visiting her website here  https://julieadexter.wordpress.com/

    You can follow Julie on twitter here https://twitter.com/JulieADexter



    The pieces featured in the showcase are

    “Snow” by Claire Buss read by Sally Walker-Taylor

    “Sherry Trifle” by Clare Cooper read by Sally Walker-Taylor

    “Home” by Jo Renton read by Chris Gregory

    “Stardust” by Chris Plato performed by Chris Plato and friends

    “The Last Train Home” by George F Brown read by Chris Gregory



    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/

    Our first edition of 2023 will feature writing tips by novelist Janet Skeslien Charles and you’ll be able to download it on Tuesday 3rd January.

    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.

    • 14 min

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