LOOKING RIGHT INTO THE ABYSS OF THE MIND

LOOKING RIGHT INTO THE ABYSS OF THE MIND

List of Mental Illness-Themed Book Recommendations By Eve Volungeviciute In my humble opinion, depicting various states of a human mind in fiction is a delicate matter, one that must be done with appropriate respect and integrity. That does not mean that it can’t go to some dark places of our psyche and really dig deep into what creates […]

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INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS TINA SEDERHOLM

INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS TINA SEDERHOLM

Tina has won more than 20 poetry slams and published six books, most recently her poetry collection Everything Wrong With You Is Beautiful. She is currently working on a new show: REST. Most of all, she wants to live in a world where people laugh with each other, not at each other. On 7th May, Tina was our second ever virtual headliner at Fire & Dust. […]

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REVIEW: TANIA HERSHMAN’S ‘TERMS AND CONDITIONS’

REVIEW: TANIA HERSHMAN’S ‘TERMS AND CONDITIONS’

Reviewed by Stella Backhaus | Whatever you’re reading in this strange spring of 2020, the temptation to interpret the writer’s message in the light of coronavirus is almost overwhelming. And indeed, viewed though the lens of now-daily exhortations to embrace ‘the new normal’, ‘What we don’t know we do not know’ from Tania Hershman’s 2017 debut collection Terms and Conditions seems almost eerie […]

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LISTING: EVENTS MOVED ONLINE (May 2020)

LISTING: EVENTS MOVED ONLINE (May 2020)

We are facing a new challenge amidst the coronavirus crisis. Social distancing has been helping to flatten the curve. But it has also left some people feeling lonely and anxious, stuck at home and unable to participate in events they’d normally go to. It’s not all dull and grey though: creative communities are coming together to fill the void in our lives through some amazing virtual gigs. […]

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Perhaps They Have It Worse Than Us

Perhaps They Have It Worse Than Us

List of Isolation-Themed Book Recommendations By Eve Volungeviciute It’s safe to say the COVID-19 lockdown is a challenge for many of us, both physically and mentally. During the time when staying at home is crucial to the well-being of our society, a lot of us turn to the arts for sanity. There are few things better than losing yourself in a good book and so, with such a variety of genres to please everyone’s tastes, what better time than now to […]

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Things We’re Doing to Motivate Ourselves to Write During Quarantine

Things We’re Doing to Motivate Ourselves to Write During Quarantine

Social Distancing and the whole COVID-19 fiasco has brought a lot of anxiety to many of us. But we decided to focus on the positive aspect of the time we have on our hands and have made an effort to have a good writing routine. Here’s a small list of things that we are doing to keep writing. […]

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INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS BEA UDEH

INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS BEA UDEH

On 2nd April, Bea was the special guest poet at Fire & Dust, our monthly open mic event. Thanks to Covid-19, the April gig took place online, via a Zoom video conference – which means Bea was our first-ever ‘virtual’ headliner! We caught up with Bea after this fun (albeit surreal) event, to ask her a few questions. […]

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Aarushi Shetty: Free Writing Exercises

Aarushi Shetty: Free Writing Exercises

By AARUSHI SHETTY As writers, many of us rely on inspiration to create prose and poems. However, due to the lock-down it may be a little difficult to feel inspired to write. A lot of us may also be feeling like we haven’t been as productive as we’d like to be. If you’re in need of some motivation to write, here are some free writing exercises that you can try.

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INTERVIEW: ANDREW BUTTON AT FIRE & DUST

INTERVIEW: ANDREW BUTTON AT FIRE & DUST

Originally from Nottingham, poet and librarian Andrew Button currently lives in Market Bosworth, Leicestershire. His new collection is Music for Empty Car Parks (erbacce-press, January 2020). In 2016, Andrew published pamphlet Dry Days in Wet Towns and his first collection The Melted Cheese on the Cosmic Pizza came out in 2017. He has also had various poems feature in magazines. Andrew’s poetry has been described as observational, anecdotal and ironic, often with a focus on eccentric and obsessive behaviour. His sources of inspiration range from […]

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LISTING: EVENTS MOVED ONLINE (May 2020)

LISTING: EVENTS MOVED ONLINE (April 2020)

We are facing a new challenge amidst the coronavirus crisis. Social distancing has been helping to flatten the curve. But it has also left some people feeling lonely and anxious. It’s not all dull and grey though: artists are coming together to fill the void in our lives through some amazing virtual gigs. So, we at Here Comes Everyone magazine thought of listing some literary open mics […]

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