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As Elvis rocks back to life, why does biopic mean so much more than ‘biofic’?

As Elvis rocks back to life, why does biopic mean so much more than ‘biofic’?

A biopic is a film which aims to tell a life story, usually of a historical figure and/or or celebrity in one sphere or another.  The most popular examples include Ghandi, Lawrence of Arabia, Malcolm X and Schindler’s List, with The Theory of Everything, Raging Bull and Amadeus also featuring. You could claim they are filmed biographies, or set out to be.

Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?

Not the plaintive cry of young ones on the car’s back seat, but an intelligent enquiry about the future of writing. Post pandemic, engulfed in political crises, haunted by sinister digital activity, is there a future for the written word, and what is our part in it? We certainly live in Interesting Times, as the…

Fast Falls the Eventide:  in memoriam Suzie Lockart-Smith

Fast Falls the Eventide: in memoriam Suzie Lockart-Smith

We are saddened to hear y of the death earlier this week of Bristol writer Suzie Lockhart-Smith. Suzie submitted to our spoken word event Story Sunday (The Fall) in October 2019. Here is the piece she read that night, with our sincere condolences to her family and friends. Fast Fall the Eventide, by Suzie Lockhart-Smith…

Story Sunday makes it onto Zoom
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Story Sunday makes it onto Zoom

Thanks to Suzanne McConaghy for her thoughts on our recent Story Sunday event and her tips for reading online. I was delighted to be asked to submit a thousand words for ‘Story Sunday’ at the Bristol Festival of Literature. I started writing in a flurry of enthusiasm and found I’d produced something fairly bleak –…

Story Sunday – Listen Again!
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Story Sunday – Listen Again!

We’re delighted to bring you recordings of all our wonderful readers at Story Sunday ‘The Great Escape’ in partnership with Bristol Literature Festival 2020. Introductions by Heather Child Kerry Postle reads ‘Are We There Yet?’ Jonathan Evans reads‘Love Hearts’ Suzanne McConaghy reads ‘Escape’ John Holland reads ‘The Most Beautiful Thing She Has Ever Seen’ Gail…

Writers Unmuted
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Writers Unmuted

We’re back! Yes like most other people we’ve been quiet for a while, but we have been busy too. We’ve  watered our gardens, we’ve baked our bread and zoomed from time to time but we’ve also changed things and done things, so welcome to our new name and web presence. No special reason, just time…