Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – 5th May 2017 – Sue Vincent, Teagan Geneviene, Kevin Morris and Interesting Literature

Smorgasbord Blogger DailyWelcome to the selection of blog posts that I have read and enjoyed today.. only a small slice of blogging heaven… but I still hope you enjoy.

Sue Vincent has been on her travels and she is sharing some of the adventure with us and also paying tribute to a friend who loved working with crystals. A visit to a wood, a dray of squirrels and an ancient stone.. perhaps….

With the car bursting at the seams, I completed the drive north for the workshop. Picking up Stuart on the outskirts of Sheffield, our first port of call would be cross-country to collect a crystal that would be a symbolic presence and reminder of a woman we had loved. She had always worked with crystals and they meant a great deal to her. It was, perhaps, not surprising that the stones were to play a significant part in the workshop.

The next day was given largely to the final packing and preparation for the weekend. There would be scant space for two in my little car by the time we had done…and we would be three after the workshop, as Nick was on his way north too. One of my sons, he said, should see what I was so passionate about ‘before I died’. On that vaguely disquieting note, I had packed his bags and awaited his arrival in Derbyshire.

Enjoy the rest of the adventure and the photos: https://scvincent.com/2017/05/05/squirrels-and-stones/

Teagan Geneviene reminds us that May is Caught Reading Month and she is repeating a series from last year that featured a rather well known Ape… it is very entertaining and although comments are closed you can still share around the blogasphere.  And you also get to see Crystal.. Teagan’s talented cat who can read.. she was caught at it…

Yes, Crystal got caught reading… If there’s ever been something you wanted to get caught doing, it’s reading! Did you know that May is officially Get Caught Reading Month? I didn’t know about it either until Annette Rochelle Aben told me.

Get Caught Reading is a public service campaign launched by the Association of American Publishers to remind people of all ages how much fun it is to read. So I challenge you to do something, say something, cook something, dig, dance, or draw something that encourages someone to read.

In honor of Get Caught Reading Month, I’m doing a midweek mini-series. A few elite bloggers (and their pets) band together with one quest — catch the Story Reading Ape reading. Now, you may say the Ape is known for reading, but our crafty friend is determined to lead the intrepid band on a merry chase. The adventure is afoot!

Read the first part of the adventure to catch the Story Reading Ape reading: https://teagansbooks.com/2017/05/01/get-caught-reading-part-1/

I mentioned earlier in the week that Poet Kevin Morris was going to be interviewed on Co-op Vancouver Radio.. He has sent the link for you to listen to the recording.

During the programme I read a selection of poems from my forthcoming book,
“My Old Clock I Wind and Other Poems” and discussed my poetry more
generally.

Kevin’s segment begins at around 10minutes for around 7 minutes if you don’t have time to listen to all the show.

Please help spread the word and head over share the link and of course listen: https://newauthoronline.com/2017/05/05/a-podcast-of-poet-kevin-morriss-interview-on-vancouver-co-op-radios-the-world-poetry-reading-series-on-4-may-is-now-available/.

To finish this last Blogger Daily of the week… some literary references to London. Interesting Literature was set up in 2012 by Dr Oliver Tearle, Lecturer in English at Loughborough University and freelance writer.

What’s the most interesting trivia about writers in London?

We’ve recently been enjoying the wonderful book, Literary London, by Eloise Millar and Sam Jordison. It’s that rare thing: a book that includes something interesting on every page. There are many good books available about London’s literary heritage and its connections with famous authors, but Literary London is the best yet: it’s a raft of great trivia about the capital and the writers who have eaten, drunk, lived, and died there. If you enjoy books about London or books of literary trivia, we recommend getting hold of a copy, pronto.

Below we’ve listed some of our favourite literary facts about London which we learned from Millar and Jordison’s wonderful book

Read the rest of this fascinating post: https://interestingliterature.com/2017/05/05/the-best-literary-facts-about-london/

Thanks for joining me today and I hope you enjoy exploring these posts further. Sally

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14 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – 5th May 2017 – Sue Vincent, Teagan Geneviene, Kevin Morris and Interesting Literature

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  2. Hahaha! Re Crystal reading. I think what she can actually read is my mind, Sally! I’m in big trouble if she ever learns online shopping! Heartfelt thanks for including me here today, and for all of your unfailing support.
    Oh, Sunday I have a lovely surprise for everyone that involves our adorable Ape. Mega hugs.

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