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‘Gill Hartley – 12th May 1944-21st May 2022′

17/06/2022 // by Jan Moran Neil

‘Gill Hartley – 12th May 1944 – 21st May 2022’ During my lifelong career of teaching Creative Writing, Gill was one of the most talented writers and artists I have had the good fortune to meet. She was a valued and instrumental editor of the 1993 and 1994 ‘Rhyme & Reason’ anthology for the Rennie […]

‘Dialogue with the Queen’

01/06/2022 // by Jan Moran Neil

‘Dialogue with the Queen’ by Jan Moran Neil Last night I dreamt the Queen said to me, “Oh Janet, weren’t you in the crowd at Jubilee in … nineteen-seventy-seven? Wasn’t it that little town in Devon?” “Falmouth,” I replied. “Ah yes, and in nineteen-eighty-two at Regent’s Park, we remember asking you – ‘how has been […]

‘Atrs Festivals and Anthologies …’

21/05/2022 // by Jan Moran Neil

‘Arts Festivals and Anthologies …’ Some nice feedback from the Chalfont St Giles and Jordans Arts Festival where I led a ‘Writing Memoirs’ workshop and did a reading from my novel ‘Shakespeare’s Clock’. ‘Thank you for joining us at the Chalfont St Giles and Jordans Literary Festival 2022! Your writing class on “Writing Memoirs” was […]

‘Radio, Readings and Memoirs …’

04/05/2022 // by Jan Moran Neil

‘Radio, Readings and Memoirs …’ You can tune into my readings of my novel ‘Shakespeare’s Clock’ (published by Cranthorpe Millner) on Marlow FM 97.5 radio here: www.marlowfm.co.uk/listen-again/ Good Morning Marlow, Friday 29th April at 10.40 am. Or the interview and reading is available on the Home Page of my website. Thrilled to say 516 copies […]

‘Sunday Shoes’

23/04/2022 // by Jan Moran Neil

‘Sunday Shoes’ by Jan Moran Neil Thabisa, she like to hide things we know. She only two years old. Last Sunday Gogo Phindiswa say, ‘Your new shoes gone? Gonna be late to pray.’ Gogo Phindwisa she the one in control. Thabisa she only two years old. Thabisa, she never like them cast off shoes. I […]

Still Fishing in Cape Town …

23/04/2022 // by Jan Moran Neil

Saturday 9th April

Have Gone Fishing in Cape Town

23/04/2022 // by Jan Moran Neil

Saturday 26th March

‘A Poem What I Wrote when I was Fifteen …’

11/03/2022 // by Jan Moran Neil

‘Perhaps …’ A poem what I wrote in 1969 at the age of fifteen … Perhaps soon we’ll live on the moon. Perhaps we’ll stop the world from turning, day and night occurring. Perhaps too we’ll do everything. Perhaps we’ll stop death and time, heaven on earth, no crime. But perhaps we’ll stop everything. Even […]

A Clerihew for You …

28/02/2022 // by Jan Moran Neil

A Clerihew for You Vladimir Putin. Won’t someone shoot him? Between me and you … he’s a perfect piece of putrid poo.

‘God Bless The Understudy …’ by Ms Paige Turner

11/02/2022 // by Jan Moran Neil

‘God Bless the Understudy …’ by Ms Paige Turner Last weekend we took the plunge and saw ‘The Jersey Boys’ for the sixteenth time. There had been a long gap. The tickets were a Christmas 2020 present for Miss Trial and Master Mind. It was our first venture out into the indoor theatre for two […]