Workshops about to go LIVE!!!

Robert McCall, “The Prologue and the Promise” After many months of preparation, here at Celebrating Change we are about to live with our first two workshops. On 16th November, we welcome you to come to the first of our monthly sessions, where we will start to build up a portfolio of stories, poems, diary entries, vlogs, [...]

Grief by Hannah Davies

Grief is a rough skinned gourd, with a course rind of ember green and a soft flesh fruit centre. And when this growth erupts inside your chest you are a heavy globe of roasted heart that swells and writhes and thumps against your ribs, until you don’t know whether to carve your innards out and [...]

Film by Beth Ripper

We're absolutely delighted to feature this 'one-shot filmpoem' by Beth Ripper, who has followed the instructions given on our previous tutorial blog. Please do have a go yourself, and send in your work! Beth lives in the wild west of Cumbria with her husband, Tim, and two silly dogs, Pip and Mae. She’s a keen [...]

I’m Not Changing My Name by Maggie McKay

I’m Not Changing my Name because it is me my baggage, foibles, self   because I love the misspellings   because I will be "ambitious",  "pert" and "forward".    because my life began at birth   because I am not first a wife Maggie Mackay, a Scot and recent Manchester Metropolitan University MA Poetry graduate, [...]

Chantress by Susie McComb

Chantress Snaking briar Kiss the ground Make a root Where you’re found   Snick and snag Kitten claws Do your worst Little thorns   Overgrow Overthrow Nature’s way Hammer home   He is gone He who strimmed Beat you back Lopped your limbs   Dragged you forth Burnt your dead Boiled your young Smeared his [...]