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Results of the 2016 Mother's Milk Books Pamphlet Prize

 

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Guest — Maria Heath
I am delighted to hear the news of the competition and to be on the commended list ! Many thanks to Angela Topping for judging the... Read More
Wednesday, 26 October 2016 16:26
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The Story of Us Linky

To celebrate the publication of our latest book, The Mother’s Milk Books Writing Prize Anthology 2014: THE STORY OF US we’re having a blog link-up on the theme of ‘The Story of Us’ (in a family context). So if you’d like to share some poetry or prose, or if you’d like to write about one of the pieces in the book that has touched you in some way, we’d love to have you involved.

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Interview with Wendy Orr, winner of the Mother’s Milk Books Writing Prize (poetry category)

As we approach the publication of the summer issue of the inspiring natural parenting magazine, JUNO in which the pieces of the Mother’s Milk Books Writing Prize winners will appear, I’m delighted to be able to share this interview on the blog. A big thank you to Wendy for taking the time to share her thoughts on motherhood, writing, and what it means to win this prize.

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Guest — Cathy Bryant
It's lovely to find out a bit about the winner. I'm inspired by the coast too - Wendy, if you ever have a collection published, pl... Read More
Tuesday, 02 June 2015 18:58
Guest — Helen
What a lovely interview - I'm really looking forward to reading your poem! I particularly like the idea of '“getting things done”... Read More
Saturday, 06 June 2015 20:27
Guest — Wendy Orr
Hi Cathy, Thanks so much for your encouragement- I'm delighted you connected with the concerns of my poem so much. I loved that it... Read More
Monday, 22 June 2015 18:53
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Launching 'Hearth' at the Cheltenham Poetry Festival

Last Sunday, Sarah JamesAngela Topping and I arrived at The Playhouse in Cheltenham to launch their pamphlet of poetry duets, Hearth. Although we had a small audience (the clash with Wenlock Poetry Festival no doubt decreasing numbers) they were a great audience. They listened to Sarah and Angela’s poetry reading with appreciation, and then afterwards the Q&A discussion about creative collaboration, motherhood and how to find time to write amidst busy family life was lively; in fact, we nearly ran over our allotted time slot!

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Results of the 2014 Mother's Milk Books Writing Prize

I am delighted to be able to announce the results of the 2014 Mother’s Milk Books Writing Prize. As there was an increase in the number of submissions compared with the inaugural year of the competition we were very happy indeed to be able to commend more pieces. The writing was of a very high quality and both judges commented on how they felt privileged to read the entries. To quote the poetry adjudicator, Cathy Bryant: “As always, Mother's Milk has that extra something special.”

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Guest — karen Little
Really constructive comments from the judges,,can't wait to read the poems and prose in the anthology after these tempting introdu... Read More
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 20:19
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