On The Road Not Taken

By Paul Dodgson

A memoir that is a love story about the transformational power of music

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Moving On

Hello dear subscribers.  It has been a while I know.  I have been living though an intense few months writing words, running workshops and writing music for different shows, including the soundtrack for an adaptation of The Borrowers running at Polka Theatre in Wimbledon until the end of August. 

And then I moved.

After 13 years love, loss and laughter, children growing up, plays written and songs sung, I sold my little house in Bristol and travelled across the water to Wales to begin an exciting new life in Cardiff. 

That is where I am right now, looking out of the window in my study across wet rooftops to cloudy Lecwith Hill, dreaming up the campaign to net the remaining 65% of the funding needed to turn On The Road Not Taken into a book that will come though your letterbox and make a satisfying thud as it lands on the doormat.

So I thought I would tell you my plans.

In September and October I will be running a series of life-writing workshops in Bristol, Cardiff, Folkestone and London.

I will be offering manuscript appraisals for memoirs with a one hour telephone consultation.

On Thursday this week I am heading back to Bristol to perform an intimate version of On The Road Not Taken to the members of a book club.  If it goes well then I’ll be offering this to anyone who will have me. 

This, I hope, will do the trick.

Meanwhile, I have been writing new songs and am in discussions with an excellent producer about turning them into a record. 

Thank you for bearing with me and I will bring you more news as the plans unfold. 

Meanwhile, I thought I would share a little film I made about the last moments in my old house.  

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Liz Fossey
 Liz Fossey says:

Hi Paul, just wanted to wish you all the best. You certainly have been busy. Good luck in your new home. Hope you get to record your new songs. Liz x

posted 12th July 2017

Simon & Ann Mills
 Simon & Ann Mills says:

Hi Paul

Good luck in Cardiff, I loved my time living and working there in the mid-to-late 1970's.

We have completed our move "over the water" too. So, next time you are in Gozo, be sure to find us and our ever-ready kettle!

Have Fun ~ Simon & Ann

posted 12th July 2017

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