Author Archives: Tom Sigafoos

Pre-Festival Launch – Sat 19 Oct – for 2019 Allingham Fest – A Good Show, and Free

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Poetry and Story, Landscape and Myth: Samhain 2019

Originally posted on Monica Corish Writer:
The Glens Centre, Manorhamilton, Sunday, November 3, 10:30 – 16:30.     €30, booking through https://glenscentre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873607199 or phone the Glens: (071) 9855833.       Led by Monica Corish, award-winning writer and AWA certified writing workshop…

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Allingham Poetry & Flash Fiction Competitions Deadline Extended

If you’ve procaffinated* so often that you missed the 26 Sept deadline for the Allingham Flash Fiction and Poetry Competitions, all is not lost — the deadline has been extended to midnight GMT on 3 Oct. See https://www.allinghamfestival.com/fiction-poetry-competitions for details. … Continue reading

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Two Weeks until the Allingham Competitions Deadline

If you’re a writer, a writing tutor, or a literary blogger, please remind your friends and followers that the deadline for submissions to the 2019 Allingham Poetry and Flash Fiction Competitions is scheduled for 26 September. There’s decent prize money, … Continue reading

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Writers Seeking Amusement Take Note

Edna Ferber, author of Giant and Show Boat, said, “Only amateurs say that they write for their own amusement. Writing is not an amusing occupation. It is a combination of ditch-digging, mountain-climbing, treadmill and childbirth. Writing may be interesting, absorbing, … Continue reading

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When we speak of refugees…

Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.  — Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick

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“…there was so much joy playing with language that I couldn’t consider living without it.”

Stanley Kunitz said, “I used to sit in that green Morris chair and open the heavy dictionary on my lap, and find a new word every day. It was a big word, a word like eleemosynary or phantasmagoria — some … Continue reading

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