A Wild and Precious Evening

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

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Last Monday Zoe and I hosted our first event for A Wild and Precious Life, our ACE-funded anthology of recovery stories, which sprung from our teaching creative writing to a group of people recovering from drug and alcohol addiction at Hackney Recovery Service (affiliated with St Mungo’s). The event took place at http://www.housmans.com/, a radical bookshop on Caledonian Road, London. In among…

A conversation and a reading event

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Dear supporters,

Tomorrow one of our original members of the creative writing class at St Mungo's will be in conversation with me for the Listening Project, BBC Radio 4. We will be going to broadcasting house to be recorded. This is very exciting. We'll be discussing what meeting each other has meant to us both, and how writing has changed our lives. The whole conversation will be archived at the…

Almost a third the way there

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Dear supporters,

We've had a flurry of interest in our project recently... a number of pledges, which brings us to 30% funded. This is very exciting, as I can send off our Arts Council bid once we hit 40%. We've also had some good press. An interview with me about the power of writing in recovery, on a site concerned with alcohol awareness, https://www.alcoholconcern.org.uk/Blog/writing-your-way…

A Wild and Precious Life is 1/4 of way there

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Dear Wild and Precious supporters!

Thank you so much for your belief in this project and for your support. Without you, there would be no book, so we are hugely grateful. 

We are now, as of today, 1/4 of the way there; 25% funded... Which, in approx two months, is pretty good going.

We have written our Arts Council application to ask for their support to reach our target and will send it…

A taste of A Wild and Precious Life

Friday, 13 July 2018

Dear supporters,

To those of you who have supported our recovery project: a HUGE thank you. We have had such a great response so far and the pledges are coming in daily. We have raised 15% of our funds in the first couple of weeks, which is good going. And is only possible because of all your support.

We have a way to go yet, so please spread the word if you haven't already. It's amazing how…

Already 6% funded!

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

A huge thank you so all of you who have pledged already for our recovery anthology. We have had such an amazing and generous response, and we are already 6% funded. It is so wonderful that you acted quickly with your pledges, as now we have a firm foundation for others to follow, and it really helps in getting an excitement drummed up around the project. I'm going to post updates on how things are…

Still funding
39% funded
237 backers