22 November 2020
20 October 2020
28 September 2020
J.S. is delighted to have two of her poems in issue 96 of The Frogmore Papers. The poems in question are Night Dreamer and Where Do I Go When I'm Not Here? She's in good company with Clare Crossman, Jacqueline Gabbitas and Mike Barlow, to name but a few of the excellent poets whose work fill its pages.
23 September 2020
21 September 2020
The Society of Authors in Hertfordshire has joined forces with North Herts Radio to produce two series of The Book Programme.North Herts Radio has recently broadcast the five episodes in the second series of the Book Programme, as created by Society of Authors members. All five episodes are available to listen to at your leisure on the station's website https://www.northhertsfm.com/the-book-programme-s2 (just scroll down to the very bottom of the page). All episodes are entertaining, interesting and informative and look at writing from different angles, but episode 2 (the language of poetry) and episode 4 (the craft of writing) specifically involve J.S. Other episodes consider starting your own business, self-publishing and speculative fiction (well worth a listen).
|J.S. Watts presenting Episode 4 (Series 2) of The Book Programme with Jane Dismore, Jane O'Reilly and Chris West|
31 August 2020
This significant tome took a while to make it into print and even longer for this particular paperback to make it across the pond, but this is J.S. Watts holding her contributor copy of Far Villages, a collection of essays for new and beginner poets.
J.S.'s contribution is an essay that considers "The Poet's Journey", both its uniqueness and the milestones that poets are likely to share.
Far Villages is edited by Abayomi Animashaun and published by Black Lawrence Press, ISBN 978-1625577146.
21 August 2020
Award Winning poets Rowena M Love and J.S. Watts take a dive into the language of poetry. What is the importance of style? What is the impact of voice within poetry and why should you have it? How do you choose the right language to use? How do you juggle all these issues when translating poetry from or into a different language and what has the Frank Sinatra hit “My Way” got to do with translating poetry?
Episode Four - The Craft Of Writing (to be broadcast 13th September 2020)
We have a studio full of writers today discussing their craft and how to develop it. J.S. Watts will be talking with fellow novelist Jane O’Reilly, biographer Jane Dismore and polymath non-fiction and fiction author Chris West. Questions considered include how do you become a writer, can you ever make it pay, where does inspiration come from and what is best, fiction or non-fiction? In between lively debate, the writers choose some of their favourite music tracks and explain the links to their writing.
|Recording Episode 2 - J.S. Watts, Rowena M Love and Julie Stock (Early March 2020)|