Well, the beginner’s Memoir Workshop was enjoyable and everyone learned some very useful stuff, including me! Many thanks for those who participated – a lot of mutual support which is great, and folks from the South Coast Writers Centre were wonderful. I love the buzz people get when they realise they can and should write … Read more Memoir Workshop Update
The wonderful folks at the South Coast Writers Centre are putting on a number of online writing workshops for these COVID19 times. As part of their great program, I’ll be doing two workshops appropriately titled ‘Go Write Yourself’. Both workshops will be three 45 minute sessions from 1 p.m. to 1.45 p.m. over three consecutive … Read more Online Memoir Writing Workshops with South Coast Writers Centre
Just wanted to post a huge thank you to all the folks who attended the Memoir Workshop on Saturday 17th. Had a lot of positive and constructive reviews so special thank yous to the folks who did those on the way out. Huge thanks to all the folks at the South Coast Writers’ Centre who … Read more Thank you!
Anyone interested in hearing me being interviewed by Melinda Henderson on ABC Illawarra this morning (Mon 12 Aug) about memoir writing (and the workshop) here’s the link: https://www.abc.net.au/…/progr…/breakfast/breakfast/11385830 My interview kicks in around 1h 20m 50s in, so just click around on the play line until you get there. Interview runs for eight minutes and … Read more Interview on ABC Illawarra
The wonderful folks at the South Coast Writers Centre have supported me in setting up a Memoir Writing Workshop on Saturday 17th August at 1:30 p.m (to 3:00 p.m.). Venue is The Lab in The Wollongong City Library and you can book your place through SCWC via 4228 0151 or email@example.com. The kind (and clever) … Read more Memoir Workshop
Box full of ‘A Pocket Full of Days – Part 1’ has arrived – all the way from South Carolina, clever little things! I’m just an old-fashioned guy I guess as I love to read a book in the hand; texture, weight, aroma, sound of the pages turning… mmmmm. As was the case for ‘Legs’ … Read more A box o’ books!
The wonderful folks over on We Love Memoirs are featuring ‘A Pocket Full of Days’, and me, on their Spotlight Sunday this weekend. I’ll be on board from around 5pm Oz time to answer questions, shoot the breeze and get up to some shenanigans… just don’t know what that means at this stage! WLM is … Read more Pocket Full – Spotlight Sunday, 12th August
OK, so Part 1 of my next memoir, ‘A Pocket Full of Days’, is available now on (Amazon US, Amazon UK and Amazon Oz) – yah me! Is in two parts, so this is Part 1 and Part 2 should be out towards the end of the year. This was the memoir I had wanted … Read more ‘A Pocket Full of Days. Part 1’ out now!
I’ve compiled a number of my songs and instrumentals that relate to what is in ‘One Of Its Legs are Both the Same’ and ‘A Pocket Full of Days’ and made them available to listen to from the Mike’s Music page. Some of the tracks are recent, others go back a quarter century or more; … Read more Music and A Pocket Full Of Days
The marvelous Robert Fear, a.k.a. ‘Fred’, is running his wonderful travel story competition again this year. It’s great fun and there are cash prizes to be won for 1st, 2nd and 3rd best entries. Even if you’ve never put pen to paper, I heartily recommend getting your short travel stories down on paper. It’s a … Read more Robert Fear’s Travel Story Comp – back for 2018!