A wonderful, touching launch evening with all the poets who wrote for Pressed Flowers. This anthology of poems is a gorgeously uplifting collection of poetry from poets in Worcestershire and beyond. Pressed Flowers, collated by Worcestershire Poet Laureate 2019 Charley Barnes in cahoots with Polly Stretton of Black Pear Press is full of joy andContinue reading “‘Pressed Flowers’”
The Stations of the Day is receiving good reviews—our sincere congratulations to Michael W. Thomas. Reviews Review published by The Writers’ Corner Michael W. Thomas, The Stations of the Day Written by Crossroads Published 28th October 2019 ISBN 978-1-910322-97-0 64pp, paperback, gloss covers £7.00 Publication date: October 2019 In this, his tenth title, Michael W.Continue reading “Congratulations on two great reviews”
Olivia is the winner of the University of Worcester and Black Pear Press Prize for fiction this year and was presented with her certificate at the Graduate Dinner. Her winning story will be published early in the New Year. Congratulations to Olivia.
A poetry anthology coordinated by Worcestershire Poet Laureate Charley Barnes and Polly Stretton of Black Pear Press as a result of sharing sunflower poems. Charley’s sunflower poem ‘Helianthus Forest’ won her the laureateship in 2019 and features in the anthology. Charley says, ‘We put our heads together and decided that, given the many talented poetsContinue reading “Pressed Flowers”
Jill Todd will be signing copies of her locally-based novel, ‘Echo of Bells’, at WHSmith in Great Malvern from 11am on Saturday 19th October. The Malvern Hills in winter play a major role in this atmospheric thriller from Black Pear Press, in which a young couple must unearth the secrets of their family’s tragic historyContinue reading “Jill Todd comes to Malvern”
Part of a review by Sarah Hegarty recently published in Writing in Education Review, Sarah Hegarty, Writing in Education, no. 78 (Autumn, 2109) A sense of yearning for a simpler time, long gone, permeates some of [Michael W. Thomas’s] tales. The title story, told in the voices of a husband and wife, traces his boyhoodContinue reading “Review – The Portswick Imp”
Emma…steps into a world where even a family fishing boat becomes a tool for acts of the darkest criminality…
Amanda Bonnick’s debut pamphlet ‘Pick Your Own’ was launched April 2019 at Drummonds Bar, Worcester. Readings, guest poets and music led to an amazing evening enjoyed by all present. Reviews Pick Your Own is a beautiful collection of poems which prove that time travel is, in fact, possible. The childhood memories are particularly impressive andContinue reading “Pick Your Own—Amanda Bonnick”