20 December 2013

Best Wishes of The Season

To everyone who's dropped by to read or browse through these pages,




12 December 2013

A Question of God

J.S.Watts, whilst not known for being of a scientific persuasion, has girded her loins and written a guest post for the wonderfully prolific popular science author, Brian Clegg. In his blog, "Now Appearing", J.S. explores her experiences of Mental Health in the UK and shares some personal thoughts on the subject of  religious delusion as experienced by some people with severe mental health issues.

You can read her guest post here.

11 December 2013

Folk and Poetry - Poetry Readings and Folk Music

The poster says it all:

J.S.Watts will be amongst the poets reading at this Suffolk fund raiser on Wednesday, 18th December.

7 December 2013

Writing In The Snow

J.S.Watts will be one of the Tavern Gallery Writers' guests reading Christmas and winter themed poetry and prose on Tuesday 10th December at the Meldreth Tavern Gallery, Meldreth, Cambridgeshire.

6 December 2013

Glass Cases and Curios

"Glass Cases and Curios", an anthology of poetry and artwork inspired by museums throughout eastern England, was launched on 5th December at the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, Cambridge. It contains artwork and fifteen poems, including "At The Courtauld" by J.S.Watts.

Here are some photographs of the wonderfully atmospheric launch. In case there is any doubt, some photos are of poets performing their work, others are of museum exhibits.:

J.S.Watts reading "At The Courtauld"



Pete "Cardinal" Cox

Peter Irving
Elaine Ewart
Caroline Gill

Leanne Moden

With thanks to Karen Harvey for six of the above performance photographs. You can order your copy of Glass Cases and Curios by contacting Karen Harvey on info(at) karen-harvey.co.uk  at a cost of £4.00 (plus 80p post and packing) Payment via cheque or postal order.

1 December 2013

Writing About Writers (Writing About Writing)

"Have you noticed how often writers write about writing? I don’t just mean blog posts or diaries and autobiographies, but also creative writing: stories, poetry and novels that deal with or touch upon the craft of writing. Because we do, you know, spend a lot of time writing about writing and, yes, the fact that I’m a writer writing about writers writing about writing is not lost on me.

So why do we do it – write about writing, that is?"

If you are interested in J.S.Watts' answers to this question, you might want to check out today's guest post on The Writers Vineyard blog. In it she talks about why writers write and, especially, why writers just love to write about writing. That's a whole load of writing!

J.S. would like to thank The Writers Vineyard for generously hosting her post "Writers Writing About Writing".