The Maker The Charles Causley Literary Blog

November blog by Sue Wallace-Shaddad

Not long ago I saw ‘The Fisherman’s Friends: One and All’, a film inspired by fishermen in Port Isaac in...

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November 9, 2022

Discovering Charles Causley – a blog from professional artist Jill Swarbrick-Banks

SilenceMoments come in life when you stop in your tracks, take stock and ponder what really matters.Silence offers immense relief...

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November 4, 2022

Rhythm, Rhyme and Form: How Causley Changed Poetry Writing for Kids

One of Charles Causley’s greatest talents—of which there were many– was his ability to write accessible but unpatronising poetry for...

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November 1, 2022

Mid October diary by Sue Wallace-Shaddad

My blog earlier in October focused on coastlines and place and ‘Unpacking a sense of place’ is the topic of...

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October 26, 2022

Ghosts on the Silver Screen: The Best Ghostly Films to Watch this October

While ghost stories can seemly be confined to folkloric tales, saved for campfire legends or to scare younger siblings, many...

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October 26, 2022

November’s Call For Content: Children’s Writing

Calling all writers! Got any wonderful Blyton-esque tales burning a hole in your notepad? Any ballads for kids you’ve been...

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October 24, 2022

‘Sitting with daddy’ by Angie Butler

My father died 39 year ago; he is my constant companion and helps me in nearly every decision I make....

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October 21, 2022

‘Hide and Seek’ by Samantha Carr

Samantha is based in Plymouth, UK where she completed an MA in Creative Writing. Her poetry has been published in...

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October 20, 2022

‘Exposure’ by Abigail Ottley

Abigail Ottley lives in Penzance. Over the past decade, her work has appeared in more than two hundred outlets, most...

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October 19, 2022

Living Souls in Launceston: Some Local Ghost Stories to Raise your Heart Rate

As Halloween draws in, here at The Maker we’ve been looking into some spooky ghost stories to get your skin...

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October 19, 2022

‘Banned of Gold,’ a sonnet by Caroline Burrows

Caroline Burrows’ poetry has featured on BBC Radio 4, been printed in BBC Sky at Night Magazine, and shown at the Sheffield Adventure and Kendal Mountain Film Festivals.  Her...

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October 18, 2022

‘A Rage (and Fear) of Cancer’ by Alison Hramiak

Alison Hramiak is a part time poet and part time teacher educator living and working in Yorkshire. She has written...

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October 17, 2022
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