Friday, 6 October 2017

Introduction X: The Poetry Business Book of New Poets


 I'm very happy to announce that three of my poems, "Old rain", "Eden" and "Going" will appear in Introduction X: The Poetry Business Book of New Poets. It is a real honour to be a part of such an exciting project.

 I hope you enjoy my contributions.

 Liz x

Thursday, 5 October 2017

The Mancunion: Foxglove's first year


 I've written a piece for The Mancunion - both the print and online edition - telling the story of Foxglove Journal.

 With my magazine approaching its first birthday, I really enjoyed looking back on how it all began and how far we have come.

 I hope you enjoy the article, too.

 Liz x

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

The Mancunion - Indigo Girls: Swamp Ophelia


 My write-up of Indigo Girls' 1994 album Swamp Ophelia has been published in The Mancunion, both in print and online.

 I also reviewed their earlier Rites of Passage earlier this year, so feel free to have a look at that, too.

 I hope you enjoy my reviews.

 Liz x

Sunday, 24 September 2017

The Compass


 I am delighted that two of my poems have been published in The Compass. 

 I hope you enjoy "Bartók's Dance Suite and sour" and "Green Flash".

 Liz x

Monday, 18 September 2017

What She Knew zine


 I'm very happy to have a poem, "Anatomy", in What She Knew, a zine published by Papaya Press and dedicated to the work of Lydia Davis.

 I hope you enjoy it!

 Liz x

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Writing Squad profile


 I'm delighted to have an elegant page on the new Writing Squad website. You can find out about my achievements as a writer, and there are links to my social media and online projects.

 The Writing Squad have also shared the news about my Northern Writers' Award.

 I hope you enjoy the new site!

 Liz x

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Songs About Us


 Just letting you know that my review of Chris Russell's Songs About Us has been published in Cuckoo Review.

 This sequel to Songs About a Girl deals with friendship, family mysteries, complicated relationships and, of course, music.

 I hope you enjoy learning my thoughts on it.

 Liz x

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Now Then - Word Life 46


 Issue 46 of Now Then Manchester is here, and this time we have not one but two Word Life pages - one for events listings and poetry, the other for fiction. Hopefully this can continue. 

 September's theme is "Family" and we have some great writing from Jo Boon, Meredith LeMaître, Ray Ball, Abigail Elizabeth Ottley, John Grey, Rachel Bower, Ann Christine Tabaka, Claire Sexton, Glen Sorestad, Michael Griffith and Elspeth Vischer.

 I hope you enjoy this month's issue.

 Liz x

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Tender Earth


 My review of Sita Brahmachari's new novel Tender Earth has been published by Cuckoo Review.

 I hope you enjoy learning my thoughts on this latest installment in the Levenson family's story.

 Liz x

Monday, 4 September 2017

News - July and August 2017


 After returning from my hectic but wonderful semester in Galicia, I enjoyed spending summer with my family in the UK. I celebrated some creative achievements, which I'm looking forward to sharing with you.

 Firstly, I had poems published in several journals: "December, Manchester" in Minute Magazine, "Perpignan sestina" in Cake Magazine and "The shady part" in Atrium Poetry.

 Additionally, three of my flash fiction pieces - "Montgomery Road", "Something like soap" and "Climbing the mountain"- appeared in Open Pen.

 Secondly, I interviewed one of my favourite songwriters, Amy Ray of Indigo Girls, for Now Then Manchester, before reviewing Indigo Girls' RNCM gig with Lucy Wainwright Roche for the magazine.

 Also in Now Then are my thoughts on Available Light, a dance spectacle that was performed at the Palace Theatre as part of Manchester International Festival.

 July's Word Life had the theme of "Colours", and August's had the theme, "Stages of life". I love curating these monthly sets of writing and spreading the word about upcoming events in Manchester.

 I shared my thoughts on two new books for Cuckoo Review: The Girl of Glass by Holly Webb and The True Colour of Forever by Carrie Firestone.

 Foxglove Journal held a Summer Writing Week, which was a huge success. I'm very proud of how my magazine is doing - soon it will be celebrating its first birthday!

 With autumn and a new semester arriving, there are some exciting times ahead. I have several exciting pieces of news that I will soon be able to share, so watch this space!

 Thanks for reading.

 Liz x

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Miracle Magazine - The Rebirth Issue


 The latest issue of Miracle Magazine - and my last as Head Poetry Editor - is out now and has the theme of Rebirth.

 I have enjoyed being part of the Miracle creative writing team for the last four years and am proud of all we have achieved. I have made some great friends who I know I will stay in touch with.

 I hope you enjoy the issue.

 Liz x

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Friday, 11 August 2017

The True Colour of Forever


 My review of Carrie Firestone's novel The True Colour of Forever has been published in Cuckoo Review. This new release is set in The Hamptons and is about an unlikely group of friends.

 I hope you enjoy my review.

 Liz x

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Now Then - Available Light review


 Just letting you know that my review of Available Light has been published in Now Then Manchester.

 This dance piece was performed at the Palace Theatre as part of Manchester International Festival 2017 and was fascinating to watch.

 I hope you enjoy learning my thoughts on it.

 Liz x

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Now Then - Indigo Girls review


Photos by me

 My review of Indigo Girls' gig with Lucy Wainwright Roche at the RNCM has been published in August's issue of Now Then Manchester. The show was part of their 2017 UK Tour and was a pleasure to attend.

 I hope you enjoy my write-up.

 Liz x

Monday, 7 August 2017

Now Then - Word Life 45


 I'm pleased to introduce Issue 45 of Word Life, which has the theme "Stages of life". It features information on spoken word events in Manchester as well as poetry from Kersten Christianson, Carl Boon, Ken Allan Dronsfield, Jo Boon, Kate Garrett, Allison Grayhurst, Joan McNerney and Ann Christine Tabaka.

 I love editing this page and I hope you enjoy reading it.

 Liz x

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Cake Magazine - Perpignan sestina


 When I started sending my writing out to journals, I stumbled upon one in particular that I loved. Cake Magazine was beautifully designed and featured great writers. Every issue was named after a type of cake: Battenberg, Key Lime, Cherry Bakewell. I dreamt of seeing my own work there.

 Now my poem "Perpignan sestina" has been published in Issue 9, Pineapple Upside-Down Cake. It is an amazing feeling, and proof to me that dreams really can come true if you work hard. I am very happy, and very grateful to everyone who has encouraged me with my poetry.

 I hope you enjoy the issue and my poem. You can learn more about the city of Perpignan on my travel blog.

 Liz x

Wednesday, 26 July 2017