Art Angel Writers Online AWOL Week #6 Exercise

AWOL Exercise #6 This week's exercise was all about opposites. Here’s the opening paragraph of Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the … Continue reading Art Angel Writers Online AWOL Week #6 Exercise

Highlighted Writer for Week #5

Our Highlighted Writer for Week #5 is Peter, who branched out into new territory with his fascinating prose piece ‘Belief’. It’s a remarkable flight of reflection, ranging from ancient symbolism to the Beano’s Numskulls. Very engaging work, so well done Peter! Belief There is no beginning and no ending to our understanding of time.  Motions … Continue reading Highlighted Writer for Week #5

Highlighted Writer for AWOL Week #4 – Barry with ‘Pink.’

Our Highlighted Writer for Week #4 is Barry, known to us all for his amazing, instant rhymes. But this poem ‘Pink’ is different, it’s a rich, sensual piece of writing about an artist and a life model, with only a hint of rhyme in the first line of each verse, and instead, a precise focus … Continue reading Highlighted Writer for AWOL Week #4 – Barry with ‘Pink.’

AWOL Week 4 – Art Angel Writers Online. April 10th 2020

AWOL Week 4.  This exercise was based on a poem titled ‘Black’ by Paul Celan.  I asked folk to write something (prose, poem, whatever) with a colour as its title.  They could also use the name of that colour once again, but only once. I encouraged responses to be as strange as the original! The … Continue reading AWOL Week 4 – Art Angel Writers Online. April 10th 2020

Highlighted Writer #3 – Kathy Low

Highlighted Writer #3 – Kathy Low I really enjoy the way Kathy spreads her words across the page, so the eye is constantly moving from sense to sense, following the thread of the poem. There are huge perspectives of ocean and horizon, which contrast brilliantly with that quiet, interior, candelit ending. ` Fragments of Water. … Continue reading Highlighted Writer #3 – Kathy Low

Welcome to Week 3 of AWOL – Art Angel Writers OnLine

This week’s exercise was titled ‘Titles', all taken from photographs or paintings, (mostly Frida Kahlo). Suggested prompt: adopt a title for your writing or use some of these words within your writing.  The titles are: ‘I Belong to my Owner’. ‘Portrait of a Girl’. ‘Self Portrait with Necklace of Thorns’. ‘They Asked for Planes but … Continue reading Welcome to Week 3 of AWOL – Art Angel Writers OnLine

Week 2 Highlighted Writer is Helen McGinnis for ‘Breathe in the Now’

Breathe in the Now The light is in the cells that divide. They collide into life, a spasm, a spark that shoots through the dark.  An arrow with a pinpoint beacon; a mission to stay alive. The marvellous thing about thought, once unleashed however softly, the heart and mind receive it like a new blossom.   … Continue reading Week 2 Highlighted Writer is Helen McGinnis for ‘Breathe in the Now’

Art Angel Writers Online Week 2 27th March

There is Light Somewhere. The suggestion from John Glenday for this week was to write something - either prose or poem – with the draft title ‘There is Light Somewhere’. You can read the Charles Bukowski poem ‘The Laughing Heart’ to help you get started, and, if you can, listen to him reading it at  … Continue reading Art Angel Writers Online Week 2 27th March