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© Alan John Ward



Here you'll find notes on what I'm working on and organisations I'm working with, as well as some of my thoughts on writing and resources for other writers.

June 9, 2019

I've made no secret of the fact that I am a little obsessed with the moon, so I'm thrilled to be included in this new anthology.

June 5, 2019

I'm pleased to have been accepted to join The Future is Back, a programme of workshops for a group of ten LGBTQ+ writers.

April 18, 2019

The lovely people over at The Arts Development Company asked me to write a guest blog post for them about my time at Gillingham Library. It gave me a nice opportunity to...

March 24, 2019

The Book Windows installation follows a programme of creative writing workshops.

March 24, 2019

A collection of first hand accounts of early visits to libraries, presenting a positive case for libraries in society.

March 15, 2019

Delivering creative writing workshops at Gillingham Library, Dorset - the inside story.

March 7, 2019

Teaming up with poet Sarah Acton, writer in residence at Weymouth Library, we talk about our experiences in Dorset.

January 22, 2019

Booking is now open for all of the events I'm hosting as part of This Library is Yours at Gillingham Library in Dorset.

January 14, 2019

Starting the year on a positive note, I've been invited to deliver a new community engagement project in Gillingham, Dorset.

January 4, 2019

A short story of mine, Invitations, has been illustrated and published in Popshot magazine.

November 15, 2018

A piece of flash fiction of mine, Sweet Memory, has been highly commended in the Spread the Word City of Stories competition.

October 30, 2018

I’ve been volunteering a few hours a week at my local community library in London. Here are my thoughts...

October 1, 2018

I've two poems published in the September issue of The Frogmore Papers.

September 26, 2018

A video post talking about the Self-Editing for Fiction Writers course I'm taking with author Sarah Parry through Spread the Word.

August 15, 2018

I was thrilled to have the opportunity to record some of my learnings as writer in residence at Hastings Library on the Libraries Taskforce blog.

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