19 September 2014

STOP PRESS! Elvis McGonagall and Friends

Stand-up poet, armchair revolutionary and recumbent rocker, Elvis McGonagall will be performing at The Place, Bedford this coming Saturday night (20th September).  J.S. Watts will be one of a small handful (as in approximately four fingers' worth) of local poets supporting him.

If you want to see the show, it starts at 7.30pm, will cost you £10.00 for a ticket and will be taking place at The Place, Bradgate Road, Bedford, MK40 3DE. You can find further details and purchase tickets here .

14 September 2014

A Certain Sanity

J.S.Watts is very pleased to have a found poem included as part of the Silver Birch Press Celebrity Free Verse Poetry Series.

The poem, "A Certain Sanity", features the words of Al Pacino from an interview by Julian Schnabel in Interview Magazine, alongside an iconic photo by Brigitte Lacombe.

To read "A Certain Sanity", click here.

8 September 2014

A Fruitful August

J.S.Watts has published a very brief, but very new poem over on her photographic blog Random Acts of Would-Be Photography

You can read the poem, Fruitful, for free by clicking here

If you want to know more about the photographic blog, you can find an explanation of it by clicking here

2 September 2014

A Little Bit of Summer Reading

Over on the Heroines of Fantasy website, Harriet Goodchild has reviewed A Darker Moon as part of her holiday reading :

“a short, very intense story with touches of gothic horror…Watts knows well the fine line between giving a reader enough and too much information. The end isn’t a surprise –it can’t be; it is, however, very well judged. …The writing … is lush and beautiful.”

You can read the review in full here along with her thoughts on Mary Renault's classic "The Mask of Apollo", Jim Crace's "Harvest" and Reginald Hill's Dalziel and Pascoe series.

1 September 2014

Author Interview with Added Guilty Pleasure

J.S. Watts has recently been interviewed by writer Mary Harner, creator of "Sandman", as part of her author interview series. During the interview J.S. was asked to name her guilty pleasure. If you want to know what it is, you can read the interview at https://mary-harner.squarespace.com/js-watts