Plymouth-bound

Hi everyone,

This is going to be brief, as I need to get an early night. I’m off to Plymouth tomorrow, to read Effie’s poems again. I have been doing so many readings lately that I hardly know what town I’m in,  but I write on trains, and it is all working out rather well.

A big event that I did recently was at the Guildhall in Gloucester. It was a U3A Archaeology Group, and I was quite surprised to see so many people.  I think we all enjoyed it, and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting them.

People keep asking for more about me, but it is much more productive for me to talk about other poets. I don’t want to focus on myself, as that is damaging to my writing. I come away from reading Shakespeare, or Tennyson, and my head is full of music and poetry, but if I talk about myself my poetry deserts me.

On the writing front I do have some very exciting things bubbling, but I don’t want to write more now, in case I jinx them. Just watch this space.

Pippa  🙂

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Pippa Roberts (Stargleam)’s Blog

Hi everyone,

I’m not very good at keeping up with this blog, but I am making a resolution to improve!

I’m currently doing a lot of talks, readings and workshops, and getting very tired, but I am also managing to do a fair amount of creative work, (usually writing on trains!)

I’m trying to convert a play to a screenplay – which is a real learning experience, but I am also writing short stories and poetry. Many of my projects have fallen through – including the one with Professor Stone – because of funds drying up.

Doing talks and readings is meant to bring in short term income, but some people still take about four months to pay me. It is hard not to feel bitter sometimes.

To contact me about any of the subjects mentioned please phone me on 07899401808.