The Cardiff Review – Poetry Editor

On Friday, I was officially welcomed to The Cardiff Review as their new Poetry Editor! As a result my weekend was spent feeling joy-filled and celebrating with just the right amount of craft cider. Okay, perhaps a little too much… I am honored to join this dedicated team and follow in the footsteps of former editor…

Speaking out- Christina Thatcher on Ignite Cardiff

Originally posted on freespeechcardiff:
A big part of the brilliance of Ignite Cardiff is the fact that its talks can come from anyone, from any angle- on subjects that are truly extraordinary or touchingly ordinary, things that happen to an unusual few, or things we all experience over time. ? Amongst the great talks at…

Writing Grief

Last night I attended my final ever Ignite Cardiff; and bloody hell it was a goodun.  A perfect mixture of poignant and hilarious talks, coupled with the dynamic atmosphere the night is renowned for… it really did tick all the boxes. And whilst every single person did a first class job (with special kudos to…

Time to “relax and reflect”?

Originally posted on Out Of The Ashes:
How mindful are you really of the present moment? What does emotional, spiritual and physical growth and resilience mean to you? And how can reflective writing and sharing with others help you to connect with your authentic self? Once a month, over the past 4 months I have…

Forays into Workshop Land …

Originally posted on Rebecca Roy:
Last week I had the good fortune to attend not one, but two Creative Writing workshops. At first glance, given their subject matters –bereavement and holistic therapy – I’d expected they’d occupy opposite ends of the emotional spectrum. Nope. Though I hadn’t anticipated it, the workshops mirrored each other in…