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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

    A Showcase Selected by Niema Bohrayba: Write On! Audio Weekly

    A Showcase Selected by Niema Bohrayba: Write On! Audio Weekly

    Our February Showcase is selected and introduced by Niema Bohrayba  With a 20 year career in operational and strategic human resources, becoming a fellow of the chartered institute of personnel and development , Niema is now exploring the world of creative writing and working on her first book. 



    Niema’s selections are



    Day-After-Day by Alex Mayberry (read by Chris Gregory)

    Schoolgirl Crush by Zara Relphman (read by Tiffany Clare)

    The Planet is Burning by Michael Gold (read by Chris Gregory)

    Enjoying the Natural World During Winter (written and performed by Niema Bohrayba)



    You can find out more about the authors of the pieces you heard by following the links below

    ·      Alex Mayberry on Instagram: @alexmayberrythefirst

    ·      Zara Relphman via her website: hatchman4.wixsite.com/zararelphman

    ·      Michael Gold via his website: www.radicalsoapbox.com

     

    And you can read more about Niema in this piece from Write On! https://pentoprint.org/write-on-features-shift-formal-creative/ 

     

    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.

     

    This podcast is produced using public funding from Arts Council England

     

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    "The Glad Giver" An Audio Drama by Jill Korn : Write On! Audio Weekly

    "The Glad Giver" An Audio Drama by Jill Korn : Write On! Audio Weekly

    Our February Listener Contribution is from audio drama writer and producer Jill Korn.



    Living and working in the west of Scotland and with a lifelong love of drama and the theatre, Jill has written and produced a number of full-length audio dramas which tend to focus on history and folklore.  In this podcast you can hear Jill's drama ‘The Glad Giver’ which is based on a day in the life of Julian Of Norwich.



    You can find out more about Jill and her work by visiting her website here: https://www.jillkorn.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.

     

    This podcast is produced using public funding from Arts Council England

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    Writing tips : Mab Jones and Madeleine White in conversation : Write On! Audio Weekly

    Writing tips : Mab Jones and Madeleine White in conversation : Write On! Audio Weekly

    Our writing tips this month come from our Editor, author and poet Madeleine White and poet and broadcaster Mab Jones.   Madeleine and Mab are in discussion around poetry and staying true to your voice, even in the face of commercial considerations. Mab Jones has published two poetry collection and has worked as a presenter for BBC Radio 4, especially on programs related to Welsh themes and content.     She has won a number of awards, including the John Tripp Spoken Poetry Audience Prize, the Aurora Poetry Competition, the Geoff Stevens Memorial Poetry Prize, and the Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival Grand Jury Prize.   As well as being the founding Editor of Write On! Madeleine White has two published books: a novel and a poetry collection. 



    If you’d like to find out more about Mab Jones and her work you can follow her on X, formerly twitter here https://twitter.com/mabjones



    And you can follow Madeleine White here https://twitter.com/madeleinefwhite

     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.

     

    This podcast is produced using public funding from Arts Council England

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    A Listener Contribution from Jenny Tinghui Zhang : Write On! Audio Weekly

    A Listener Contribution from Jenny Tinghui Zhang : 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 listener contribution this month comes from Jenny Tinghui Zhang.  Jenny is a Chinese American author, originally from Changchun China but now based in Austin Texas.  Her debut novel “Four treasures of the Sky” was a New York Times Book Review editors choice and reviewed in the Washington Post, Publishers Week and on National Public Radio.

     

    You can find out more about Jenny by visiting her website here https://www.jennytinghui.com/

     

    And follow her on Instagram here https://www.instagram.com/sunspotletters/

     

     

    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.

     

    This podcast is produced using public funding from Arts Council England

     

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    An Interview with Novelist Frances Hardinge : Write On! Audio Weekly

    An Interview with Novelist Frances Hardinge : Write On! Audio Weekly

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

     

    This month's interview is with novelist Frances Hardinge

     

    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.  As well as the Costa award she has won the Carnegie Medal twice and the Robert Holdstock Award for best fantasy novel for Cuckoo Song.  We caught up with Frances for this month’s interview. 

     

    The interviewer is Claire Buss.

     

    You can find out more about Frances Hardinge by visiting her website http://www.franceshardinge.com/

    And follow her on X, formerly Twitter here https://twitter.com/FrancesHardinge

     

     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.

     

    This podcast is produced using public funding from Arts Council England

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    A Showcase Selected by Helen Aitchison

    A Showcase Selected by Helen Aitchison

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



    This month’s showcase is selected by Helen Aitchison.  Hailing from the north-east of England, Helen combines writing with her work as the director of a Community Interest Company, ’Write On The Tyne’, which provides creative writing courses and mentoring with a focus on engaging marginalised people in the area.   Helen also teaches for her local council, is a freelance writer for Story Terrace and an on-line journalist for Radio Gateshead.



    The pieces selected by Helen are



    •      The Strange Magic Of New Beginnings, by Christian Ward

    •      After Print, by Viv Fogel

    •      A snippet from Duty, a memoir by Jeff Stephenson

    •      Enough by Helen Aitchison



    The pieces are read by Chris Gregory and Sally Walker-Taylor and introduced by Helen Aitchison. After Print is part of the poetry collection Imperfect Beginnings, published by Fly On The Wall Press. It is available from Amazon and good bookshops.



    Thank you to Helen Aitchison for selecting this month’s showcase.   You can find out more about Helen by visiting her website https://helenaitchisonwrites.wordpress.com/

     

    You can follow Helen on X, formerly Twitter here https://twitter.com/aitchisonwrites

    And Instagram here https://www.instagram.com/helen.aitchison_writes/

     

     

    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.

     

    This podcast is produced using public funding from Arts Council England

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