13 August 2022

Monkey Night at the Circus

J.S. is exceedingly pleased that Monkey Night at the Circus (first published in issue 103 of Acumen) has been chosen as a guest poem on the Acumen website.

You can read it, for a little while at least, by clicking here.

1 August 2022

Where The Owls Blossom

"Where the Owls Blossom" is dark, short story by J.S.Watts. It was published by Pressfuls Digipress last year as part of their Wild Genus anthology, but for some reason didn't seem to get much of an announcement. 

So, to make amends, here is "Where The Owls Blossom". You can read it online by clicking here 

11 July 2022

Interviewed With a Fountain Pen

J.S. Watts has recently been interviewed by West Country based, award winning writer, Annalisa Crawford.

If you want know how J.S. approaches a new writing project, what she has to have with her in order to write and why her most recent novel, "Elderlight" had a very unfortunate launch, you should pop over to Annalisa's blog, "Blogging With My Fountain Pen", to read the interview.

8 July 2022

Oundle Fringe Festival


J. S. Watts – My Writing Life

Saturday 9 July 2022

As part of Oundle Fringe Festival, poet and novelist J.S.Watts talks candidly about her journey to becoming a published author, with lessons learned and pointers for would-be writers, along with readings from her poetry and novels.

Oundle Library, 12:00 midday.

Oundle Library is in Glapthorn Road, Oundle, Northamptonshire, PE8 4JA.

22 June 2022

Royston Arts Festival - Poetry Competition 2022

J.S. Watts and fellow Cambridgeshire-based poet, Jude Simpson are co-judging the 2022 Royston Arts Festival Poetry Competition. The competition is free to enter and is open to residents of Royston and the surrounding villages in North Hertfordshire and South Cambridgeshire.

Full details, rules and entry forms can be found on the Festival website. Check them out. The deadline for entries is Sunday 14th August.

11 June 2022

Strawberry Fair 2022

STOP PRESS - J.S. will be performing some of her poems at Strawberry Fair, Cambridge on Saturday 11th June. She will be appearing on the Wild Strawberries Stage at approximately 3.30pm.

22 May 2022

This is My Monkey

J.S. is very pleased to have a brand new poem in the May 2022 edition of Acumen, issue 103. The poem is called Monkey Night at the Circus. You will need to buy Acumen to read the poem, but here's a photo of J.S. with the magazine.