The Maker The Charles Causley Literary Blog

Spring’s Spell, by Linda Middleton

A witch-bee on a broomstick conjures spring:  The woods star-twinkle and bluebells ring ding.    Daffodils trumpet tunes of sunshine...

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April 26, 2023

‘Spring’ by Naomi Jones

The snowdrops have woken crocuses riot, birds now sing in the pre-dawn quiet, days lengthen the air warms as slowly,...

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April 19, 2023

From Spring Showers to April Flowers – How you can use Springtime to Inspire Poetry

Finally! With bated breath, I think we can confidently claim that spring has come. From my bedroom window, I can...

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April 17, 2023

April Musings by Sue Wallace-Shaddad

The garden is beginning to look interesting with a bit of colour. The sun is warmer now even on a...

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April 11, 2023

Final thoughts from our 2023 poet-in-residence Rachel Piercey

My residency in Cyprus Well finished on Sunday. I was about to type that it has already gained the rich...

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April 3, 2023

Becoming a Poet: In Conversation with Poet in Residence Rachel Piercey

I caught up with Poet in Residence Rachel Piercey for an informal chat about all things poetry. Rachel has been staying...

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March 29, 2023

A Review of Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway

Studying English at undergraduate degree level has given me the opportunity to read a wide range of books: particularly those...

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March 27, 2023

March Diary by Sue Wallace-Shaddad

March always seems a rather long month, almost five weeks. They have been busy weeks for me. I have been...

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March 27, 2023

Visiting St Thomas, by Rachel Piercey

‘By St Thomas Water’ is one of my favourite Charles Causley poems – the first he wrote with children in...

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March 22, 2023

My 5 Favourite Poems I Think You Should Know About

Howdy! My name’s Caroline Bond and I am going to be writing for The Maker in the next couple of...

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March 21, 2023

Picking up the Pen: A Step-by-Step Guide on Writing Your First Short Story 

In celebration of world storytelling day (20th March), we have decided to help you novelist-newbies out by publishing an easy...

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March 20, 2023

March – the month for nature writing

Do you write in Nature? With Spring in the air, this is a lovely challenge to get creative with your...

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March 17, 2023