Quick and Quirky Questions

Quick & Quirky Questions is a brand-new monthly feature on the Autumn Voices website for 2021 and beyond.

Each month, we’ll ask a member of the Autumn Voices community – and maybe one or two well-known names and faces – some (you guessed it) quick and quirky questions. There will be five regular questions that we’ll ask every person, and depending on what themes we’re championing at Autumn Voices or activities we’re involved in, we might throw in one or two extra. The responses will be published each month along with a little bit about who they are.

To keep track of who our interview subjects are each month, follow us on Facebook or Twitter and look for the hashtag #QQQ

To whet our appetites, our first interview subject for January is Alex Hill.

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

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

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

Quick & Quirky Questions with Marianna Armata

Marianna Armata was raised in Poland when Brezhnev and Nixon were in power. She became an instant illiterate in both English and French the day she landed in Montréal at the age of twelve. Communication, by any method, became a critical skill she never abandoned. She has preferred the visual method since that life-turning moment. Marianna … Continue reading Quick & Quirky Questions with Marianna Armata

Quick & Quirky Questions with Tom Langlands

Tell us 4 important facts about yourself: I am 67 years old and a retired architect I am a freelance photographer and writer with a regular photojournalism slot with the North American publication Celtic Life International My favourite photographic genres are wildlife photography and street photography I love art and music and pretty much anything … Continue reading Quick & Quirky Questions with Tom Langlands

Quick & Quirky Questions with Patti Landmann

Patti Landmann is retired from the life of a business manager. She enjoys woodcarving, photography, writing and travel. She has been married to Henry for 58 years. Two lovely sons, one angel, and three grandchildren. She enjoys life and nature, butterflies and birds. Friends and memories are both her cache of treasure. Tell us 4 … Continue reading Quick & Quirky Questions with Patti Landmann