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Go to Christmas Reads for This Festive Season

As the temperatures drop and the sleet starts to fall, it is of course natural to retreat into the warmth...

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December 7, 2022

Ordinary Stories: Granny Boswell ‘The Romani Queen’ 

At The Maker, we are always fascinated by so-called ‘ordinary’ stories. The tales and experiences of local people who do...

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December 5, 2022

Stewart Ennis, ‘Granny and Grandpa’

About Stewart Ennis: Stewart Ennis grew up in Bridge of Weir, Scotland. He writes poems, plays and stories, and dabbles...

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December 2, 2022

Michele Manning, ‘Sharing the World’

About Michele Manning: I’m a Library Media Specialist in Mystic, Connecticut who enjoys sharing stories with my students.  I have...

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December 2, 2022

Annie Fisher, ‘Marvin McLiquorice-Ticklish-Toes’

About Annie Fisher: Annie Fisher is a literacy consultant, children’s story-teller and poet. She writes for both adults and children....

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December 1, 2022

Jacqueline Shirtlff, ‘Skitter Mouse’

About Jacqueline Shirtlff: Jacqueline is a primary school teacher and children’s poet from the Isle of Man. She has had...

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December 1, 2022

Hilary Elder, ‘The Fall Ball’

About Hilary Elder: Hilary was born, raised and lives in the Far North of England – though she has been...

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November 30, 2022

Andy Nuttall, ‘Sky Geese’

About Andy Nuttall: Andy hails from East Lancashire in Northern England, a stone’s throw from the Yorkshire province of Armitage...

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November 30, 2022

Rob Walton, ‘Jeremy Micklethwaite’

About Rob Walton: Rob Walton is a writer, performer and teacher from Scunthorpe. He now lives in Whitley Bay, where...

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November 29, 2022

Rhona Stephens, ‘Garden Friends’

About Rhona Stephens: I grew up in Northern Ireland, went to university in Wales, moved to England for a while,...

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November 29, 2022

Shauna Darling Robertson, ‘Don’t’

About Shauna Darling Robertson: Shauna grew up in the north-east of England and now lives in the south-west. Her poems...

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November 28, 2022

Sarah Ziman, ‘The Birth of Taliesin’

About Sarah Ziman: I’m originally from the South Wales valleys, and – like Charles Causley – prefer to write work...

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November 28, 2022
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