My writing journey has taken me from signing a record deal aged 19, as a singer and lyricist in a band, to a stint in corporate communications working on in-house publications in the 1990s and early 2000s. I went on from there to write and host a radio show about shoes and later attained a degree in creative writing and journalism at Kingston University. This was followed by an MFA in creative writing, specialising in poetry, alongside a Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGCLTHE). I have been publishing and performing poetry for over a decade, and my work is taught as part of the Open University MA in Creative Writing. I am known as an eco-poet and walking artist. My first poetry map, Amniotic City, was featured in The Guardian. I was also interviewed for and one of my walks recorded for a programme on women walking artists, Women Who Walk, for BBC Radio 4. I teach creative writing to all ages, run workshops, mentor people through writing projects and work as an editor. http://lucyfurlong.com/
Two Metres, collaboration with Susie Campbell, published in Magma 78 https://magmapoetry.com/archive/magma-78/poems/two-metres/
Latest workshop - Waking Up - A Workshop for Brigid's Day - 31st Jan 2021
Waking Up – A Writing Workshop for Brigid’s Day – Online Via Zoom – Sunday January 31st from 7-9pm Come and celebrate the First Stirrings of Spring with a workshop about Brigid’s Day, also known as St Brigid’s Day, Imbolc and Candlemas. We will explore the ancient Celtic festival that takes place traditionally on the 1st of February, and meet Brigid, the Celtic goddess of inspiration, poetry and much else, as well as St Brigid of Kildare, an early Christian saint and one of the patron saints of Ireland. This is the time of year when we start to see snowdrops, maybe a primrose or two, and possibly buds on trees – new life is coming, the land is waking up. We’ll think about Brigid, Imbolc, the seasons and rhythms of the year in relation to writing, and there will be several writing exercises to try. These will allow you to explore various forms and processes for invigorating your work, whether you are interested in poetry, flash fiction, short stories or novel writing. The aim of the writing exercises is to inspire and energise but also to give you a chance to think about the direction your work might take this year. I’ve always found this time of year to be perfect for getting projects going, germinating those thought seeds stored from the dark winter months. The format for the workshop will be as follows: introductions and ice-breaker writing exercise, followed by a PowerPoint presentation with breaks for more writing, thinking and discussion. I will email attenders a handout with helpful links and references in the week after. If you would like to, you can email me one piece of writing for feedback, following the workshop. This is a friendly, no-pressure workshop with lots of opportunities to think, talk and write at your own pace in a supportive environment. Suitable for keen writers at any level looking for inspiration and a chance to exchange and share ideas and work. Cost £10 payable via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org or bank transfer
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Villiers Path: Scalloped Time (12/05/2017)
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