I have been exploring and developing my writing style and sending some new works into competitions.
My piece of creative non-fiction around two post-lockdown gallery visits will be part of the Hastings Literary Festival Anthology launched by Sir David Hare on Saturday 25 September 2021.
The story concerns Orange Hem, a painting by Helen Frankenthaler and a series of Bill Brandt photographs of Henry Moore's sculptures.
(images copyright Amanda Addison)
Here's some lock down writing:
My poem Wabi Sabi which was runner up in The Writers' Block competition on the theme of change. You can read Wabi Sabi here.
I've been also working on some flash fiction pieces inspired by our current situation. Pasodoble for One has been selected to appear in Litro Magazine and Key of the Door is one of the prize winners at the Dulwich Flash Fiction Festival.
I want to share some European Flash Fiction writing - short stories under a 100 words. In fact a literary Eurovision! I was delighted to find out that my story THE ENGLISH WAY was selected to represent writing in English. The results are out and THE ENGLISH WAY was overall European runner up/first finalist.
My novel Postcard from St Ives made it to the longlist and final seven of The Virginia Prize for Fiction.
Delighted to have made the longlist with my first ever flash fiction, By Any Other Name for TSS Publishing's Flash Fiction 400.
Sir John Hurt Art Prize
Our Writing Worlds Event
2005 Our Writing Worlds, commissioned to make a textual artwork for the New Writing Partnership.
Forge Mill Needle Museum
2000 Forge Mill Needle Museum, artwork commissioned for New Horizons exhibtion.
Book Art Prize
1997 Fish Publshing Book Cover Prize, first prize judged by William Crozier
1996 Kettle's Yard Open, six paintings selected by Roger Ackling.