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Since I began my post as Writer in Residence for Portsmouth libraries I have done a lot of work with children in schools.  This has led to my Facebook author page being brightened up by photographs of me surrounded by hundreds of school children. Last week was great fun and (in-between …

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WeLL What’s Your Choice?

The WeLL What’s Your Story event at Cosham library was good fun.  Thank you to the team at the library for making me feel so welcome, and to everyone who shared a story with me during the event. Next week my residency work includes a WeLL What’s Your Story all …

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Feeling WeLL

I have had most of the past two weeks off work and seem to have spent a considerable amount of it messing about with number three son, going for long runs, digging and writing at our allotment. Well not actually writing while at the allotment but I was working on …

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Painting With Words

Hello everyone!  My goodness, I give you a photo of a silly dog and you come out with some of the most hilarious captions ever.  I don’t know how you manage to think them up but I am so glad you do as it means I get to laugh. A …

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Coming soon

I am delighted to be able to announce that My Dream of You will be published by Punked Books as a digital release on June 5th 2012! If you would like to get involved in the online launch please email me (djkirkby AT gmail DOT com). Crime of passion or …

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Welcome To The Modern Library

This has been a very interesting (though tiring) week!  The WeLL What’s Your Story event at North End library on Friday morning was a lot of fun.  Stamshaw Junior school sent 60 of their year 3 students to join me and some very creative stories were written with characters ranging …

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Funny, funny people…

Thank you to everyone who entered a caption for the *snerk* photo this week.  Each one made me laugh. Lots!  I can’t choose a favourite which means you are all winners… I will now spend today trying very hard NOT to think of any of your captions because I do …

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The Hub

This week started off with a WeLL What’s Your Story? session with the staff and service users of Mind.  It was great fun (I don’t think I have ever laughed so much while at work), and some fabulous creative writing happened after using the story mash up method to generate …

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