2018 Poetry Competition Winning Poems
Dec01

2018 Poetry Competition Winning Poems

Read the winning poem by Canadian poet Bruce Meyer, as well as all the shortlisted poems from The Woolf’s Inaugural Poetry Competition.

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2018 Poetry Competition: Judge’s Report
Dec01

2018 Poetry Competition: Judge’s Report

“Those “bone birches”, with their touch of Plath, seem to tremble at the prospect of tomorrow. One can see the resemblance between bridal gowns, laden down birches and dejection: brides left standing at the altar of the war.” Read our judge Padraig Rooney’s comments on the poems in The Woolf’s Inaugural Poetry Competition.

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Meet the poets: 2018 Poetry Competition Shortlisters
Dec01

Meet the poets: 2018 Poetry Competition Shortlisters

“The painting is unique because Thomson captures the snow not as white dabs but as infinite digressions of white points …” Canadian poet Bruce Meyer writes about the inspiration for the poem that won The Woolf’s Inaugural Poetry Competition.

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In Conversation: Michelle Bailat-Jones
Dec01

In Conversation: Michelle Bailat-Jones

“How can anyone really know another person? How can one person understand the decisions of another? What makes connection, and what breaks it down?” Novelist and translator Michelle Bailat-Jones on the impact our words have on others, and on her latest novel, ‘Unfurled’.

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In Conversation: Reto Fürst
Dec01

In Conversation: Reto Fürst

“There is so much beauty around us; it’s on us to see it. In Switzerland there is always a discussion around killing more wildlife, but I think we should feel very lucky we still have wild animals. We need to find a way to live together with them. They were here before us and we are the intruders in their territory— which also reflects back to the topic of snowflake. They are delicate animals, they need a refuge to rest, especially during mating and breeding season. They need peace and shelter. We have to understand that and support it.” —Photographer Reto Fürst

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In Conversation: Jo Furniss
Dec01

In Conversation: Jo Furniss

“One day, when I was living in Singapore, I saw a performance of Bian Lian—Chinese opera—with a dancer who wears many masks, changing them by sleight of hand so that the audience can’t see how it’s done. This so perfectly captured Ed that I put the dancer into the novel.” Jo Furniss on her latest novel, The Trailing Spouse.

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WriteCon 2018 in Review
Dec01

WriteCon 2018 in Review

“Aim: Silence the inner editor and let your imagination out. Start writing something, anything. Use prompts, starting with the mundane and working towards essence.” A few hot tips from this year’s WriteCon.

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In the Right Place: Meet November’s WriteCon Tutors
Aug31

In the Right Place: Meet November’s WriteCon Tutors

On Saturday 10 November, two exceptional women visit Zürich to lead workshops at WriteCon 2018. Say hello to Alison Baverstock and Louise O’Neill and learn how they found where they belong.

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Where Do I Belong? A Guide to Professional Organisations for Writers
Aug31

Where Do I Belong? A Guide to Professional Organisations for Writers

As a writer, there’s always somewhere you belong. Crime, fantasy, romance, historical, sci-fi, YA, horror and children’s fiction, there’s room for everyone. Here’s a list of some key international, UK and US organisations, where you may find exactly what you need.

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Howl-Outs: Pack Publications
Aug31

Howl-Outs: Pack Publications

Readers, friends and contributors of The Woolf are blazing a trail in the literary world. Have a look at their recent successes—there’s something for everyone.

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