From Italy to Lancaster: Monica Guerrasio.

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‘I always wanted to write, I started when I was nine years old and I always thought that was something you were supposed to do on the side while having a proper job, but when I realised that my career wasn’t making me happy and I didn’t have time to write I decided to do Creative Writing MA full time.’

Monica Guerrasio published her first Fantasy novel at 18. She moved from Italy to London to study journalism, worked there while writing reviews for music magazines and ended up in   Lancaster studying a Creative Writing MA…

Do you want to hear the adventures of this charismatic Fantasy writer publishing and developing a writing career in different languages?

What can you find in this interview?

-Travelling to pursue a writing career.

-Journalism.

-First experience publishing.

-Doing an MA in Creative Writing at Lancaster University.

-Writing in English and Italian.

Texts Read:

– Extract from dystopian novelette (untitled).

Do you want to know more about Monica Guerrasio?

-Check out her twitter.

Many thanks to our meticulous editor, Terry Garanhel and to the founder and sponsor of the programme, Yvonne Battle-Felton. And, of course, to Monica Guerrasio, we had so much fun interviewing you… we hope to see you soon at a Sci-Fi convention signing your novels!

Writer on a boat – Sarah Jasmon

Sarah Jasmon

 

‘I can see why people might consider writing a lonely activity, but I don’t find it that way. There’s twitter… I don’t think writers can be lonely again.’

Sarah Jasmon lives on a boat in the Liverpool canal and writes novels. She always wanted to be an author. By obtaining an MA in Creative Writing and opening her blog she got fully involved in the literary world and found an agent and a publisher… She’s a fresh, positive writer always approachable via Twitter. Do you want to listen to the inspiring story of her debut novel?

 

 

What can you find in this interview?

-Pursuing a career in writing – no matter your age!

-Blogging as a writer.

-Finding agents ad publishers.

-Being part of a writing community.

-Doing an MA in Creative Writing.

-Writing and parenting.

 

Texts Read:

– Extract from The summer of secrets (novel).

 

Do you want to know more about Sarah Jasmon?

-Check out her website.

-Check out her twitter.

 

Many thanks to our meticulous editor, Terry Garanhel, and the founder and sponsor of the programme, Yvonne Battle-Felton. And, of course, to Sarah Jasmon, who shared with us her inspiring story about publishing her debut novel… we hope you publish many more!

Poetry and laughs – Gary Boswell

Gary Boswell

 

‘I borrowed a book from the library called The Apeman Cometh thinking it was a joke book, and it was fun, I laughed all way through it, but then I looked at the back and it said it was a poetry book… and I thought, crack it!’

Gary Boswell left his job in bank to study art at Lancaster University. As a poet, he has been featured by the BBC and collaborated with artists from several disciplines. Want to hear his Scottish accent when reading one of his most recent poems to the TWL?

What can you find in this interview?

-Leaving your day-job to pursue your dreams.

-Collaborating with other artists.

-Being a writer-in-residence.

-How to read your work in front of an audience.

-Finding an editor.

 

Texts Read:

The Battle of the Trousers (poem).

 

Do you want to know more about Gary Boswell?

-Check out his more recent work, a collaboration with the painter Hideyuki Sobue to celebrate the 200th aniversary of Wordsworth’s daffodile poem.

-Check out this original recording of another of his poems, Ducks don’t shop in Sansbury’s.

Many thanks to our meticulous editor, Terry Garanhel, and the founder of the programme, Yvonne Battle-Felton. And, of course, to Gary Boswell, who shared his poems and enthusiasm with us.

 

 

Don’t forget to check our next interview on Sunday 7th of February in 87.7 Bailrigg FM at 6pm with the writer on a boat Sarah Jasmon!