It’s a squarish room, plain by day, and nothing to speak of. But after dark, when the lamps are lit and the candles positioned, the room takes on an inviting glow, and were you to walk inside from the chill of a wintry evening, throwing off your coat and rubbing your hands together, you’d think […]
via THE GHOSTS — BARRY LEE THOMPSON
A recently posted piece of very short fiction from Barry’s blog.
Margaret McCaffrey’s “January in Harlem” was longlisted for the 2018 Fish Short Memoir Prize, an annual international writing contest run by Fish Publishing in Ireland. The event attracted 780 entries and was judged by Marti Leimbach.
Helen McDonald has a poem, Labours, published in Issue 32 of Poetry Matters (pub. Cheryl Howard, March 2018). Congratulations, Helen!
For information about the journal and to find out how to get your hands on a copy, visit poetrymattersjournal.blogspot.com
Because poetry matters.
“Don’t put any lights on. It’s better this way. We don’t need lights. There’s nothing to be afraid of.”
Barry’s short story Interrupter, published in pocketbook format by In Short Publishing Co. (2015), was recently dramatised for broadcast on Vision Australia Radio’s weekly Cover To Cover literary program. The podcast of the program is available here.
American Writers Review Summer 2018 Issue includes work from two Elwood Writers: Loss, a poem by Helen McDonald, and The Longstanding Arrangement, a short story by Barry Lee Thompson.
American Writers Review Summer 2018 Issue, available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
“American Writers Review is a multi-genre literary journal published by San Fedele Press. For five years, AWR has shared fiction, non-fiction, poetry, photography and art from a diverse group of contributors. We welcome writers of all experience levels, who want to explore their art with us.”
Barry’s short story Interrupter has been dramatised for broadcast on Vision Australia Radio in April. Details can be found at this link to his website:
Interrupter on the wireless
It’s almost time for Australian schools to reopen after the long summer holiday, and this week’s edition of Cover To Cover on Vision Australia Radio looks at aspects of school life both inside and beyond the gates. The program features poetry, memoir and fiction from the members of Elwood Writers, and will air on Friday evening at 8 o’clock on 1179 AM Melbourne. For times where you are, check out the program guide here:
There’s a frequency finder (if you’re in Australia) and a live streaming link (wherever you are in the world) here:
If you’re not able to join us on Friday, the program will be repeated on Sunday, and will be available as a podcast shortly afterwards.