The presence of such diversity was one of the attractions of the move to Coventry. Hereford, by comparison, seemed backward. Continue reading Monday Memories – 1968 Part 2
If I was going to light a candle it would be for greater understanding of our shared humanity and less animosity towards those who look different from ourselves. Continue reading Lighting a Candle (Saturday Sound-off)
The shabby treatment meted out by the UK government to migrants who came from the Carribean and elsewhere in the years following World War II and worked for decades has dropped out of the headlines. I recently came across another example of a group of people who, despite having dedicated their lives to serving the UK government were, nevertheless, denied the right of permanent residence in the country for which they were prepared to risk their lives. In this case, the policy was changed thanks to the intervention of a well known and loved actor. What has this to do … Continue reading A Welcome in the Hillside #WATWB
I’ve known Theresa since she joined the Laois Writers’ Group several years ago. She later moved to County Clare but we have stayed in touch and I had the pleasure of visiting her in her home a few months ago … Continue reading My Friend the Page 3 Girl!
The world is full of different, interesting people, and if our fiction doesn’t reflect that, it simply won’t be as rich. It is worth the time and effort required to write diverse characters authentically. Continue reading Handling Diversity in Fiction