All posts by Gillian Hamnett

Hearing Loss Awareness – Winning Entry

Throughout March we asked you, our amazing Autumn Voices community to submit flash entries on the topic of d/Deafness. We received a number of lovely pieces and made the tough decision of picking a winning entry. We’re thrilled to announce the winner is Wendy Webb. Wendy wins a copy each of Ilya Kaminsky’s Deaf Sentence courtesy of … Continue reading Hearing Loss Awareness – Winning Entry

Gatehouse of Fleet Workshops – March 26th 2022

Autumn Voices, in partnership with Gatehouse of Fleet’s The Bakehouse Community Arts, is delighted to report on the second day of poetry and publishing workshops offered as part of our ‘Watering Grassroots’ live event series, funded by DG Unlimited. 10:30 – 12:00 – Start Writing Poetry with John Burns The sun was shining in Gatehouse … Continue reading Gatehouse of Fleet Workshops – March 26th 2022

Quick & Quirky Questions with David Thompson

This week’s Quick and Quirky Questions are answered by David Thompson, who won our February flash entry competition with his wonderful poem entitled Language Love. He’s from Frome in Somerset and has recently turned 89. He also published a poetry collection recently – Days of Dark and Light – with Hobnob Press. Tell us 4 important facts about yourself: … Continue reading Quick & Quirky Questions with David Thompson

Love Languages – Winning Entry

Throughout February we asked you to send in flash submissions on the topic of “Love Languages”. We’re delighted to share the winning entry of David Thompson, Frome in Somerset, with you. It’s also his 89th birthday today so happy birthday David! He also published a poetry collection recently – Days of Dark and Light – with Hobnob Press. Language … Continue reading Love Languages – Winning Entry

Jo Clifford on International Women’s Day

Autumn Voices is delighted to share Jo Clifford’s words on International Women’s Day. Jo Clifford is a proud father and grandmother, playwright and performer, based in Edinburgh. She is the author of over 100 plays, many of which have been performed all over the world. Plays include: Every One, The Tree Of Knowledge, Faust Parts One … Continue reading Jo Clifford on International Women’s Day

Quick & Quirky Questions with Audrey Carlin

Tell us 4 important facts about yourself: I’ve been married for over 57 years  I have two children I love our beautiful garden and especially our ducks, buying plants and bird watching I enjoy helping people to manage their tinnitus (something I have done since 1986) as well as producing, along with my daughter, our … Continue reading Quick & Quirky Questions with Audrey Carlin

Quick & Quirky Questions with Toyah Willcox

Toyah Willcox should really need no introduction to you all – she’s a prodigiously talented singer, composer, writer and actress, as well as the co-creator and host of the hugely entertaining Sunday Lunch videos and Agony Aunts podcast with her husband, Robert Fripp. You can read more about her here. Tell us 4 important facts about yourself: I am … Continue reading Quick & Quirky Questions with Toyah Willcox

New Hobbies – Winning Entry

Throughout January we asked you to send in flash submissions on the topic of New Hobbies. We’re delighted to share the winning entry of Finola Scott, aged 71, with you. Finola Scott’s poetry and short stories have appeared in anthologies and journals including Gutter, New Writing Scotland, The Fenland Reed, Lighthouse, RAUM and The Ofi Press. Her work has … Continue reading New Hobbies – Winning Entry

Quick & Quirky Questions with Christine De Luca

Tell us 4 important facts about yourself: I was born and brought up with my three siblings in Shetland. I’ve lived in Edinburgh since I was a student. I love collaborating with artists and musicians. I love language, especially mother tongue. What is your favourite age that you’ve been so far in life, and why?   … Continue reading Quick & Quirky Questions with Christine De Luca