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Finding my homeland

“Some places make you feel more full than others,” said Palestinian author, Nathalie Handal at last weekend’s third Georgetown Literary Festival in Penang. The theme of the weekend was irresistible to me – Hiraeth – a Welsh word that means … Continue reading

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How to run a writing retreat – Part 2

Put six women word-lovers together in a beautiful place, away from the usual distractions of family and work and technology and it is inevitable that some unexpected things happen and tears are shed. Of course we were here to write. … Continue reading

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A week down the rabbit hole ­– or how we run our writing retreat Part 1

I’ve been coming to Devon for a few years now and adore it here, as many of you know. In the film, Into the Wild, the reader is left with the unforgettable words: “happiness is only real when shared”. And … Continue reading

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