Welcome to Abigail's Journal Space

I have set up this space to provide a focus for all things writing-related and in order to keep some kind of record of my published pieces. Where possible I will supply links to e zines and information about printed material. If you wish to get in touch with me directly, please leave a comment. Alternatively, I can be found on both Twitter and Facebook.

In addition to the outlets mentioned above and in fairness to all the editors to whom I am equally grateful, my work has also appeared in: 'Ink, Sweat & Tears', 'Symmetry Pebbles', 'Reflections Magazine', 'Earth Love', 'First Edition', 'Magnificent Me', 'The Human Genre Project' and 'Rumble'. If I have left anyone out, I apologise in advance. I will rectify any omissions of discovery. Thanks for taking the time to read this. Abi

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

At The Melting Pot

'Indiana Bones and the Temple of Croon'.
Many thanks to Nick and Fee Ryall for inviting me to perform at the above event on Saturday, 23rd July. Well done, Mr Bones!  It was a great show and I am sure that everyone who was there is looking forward to the next one.  I read my poem in praise of chocolate cake and 'Survival in the Jungle, An Innocent's Guide'.  This last written specifically for this performance. Feedback was positive, I think, and, for someone like me whose heart is usually in darkness, it was nice to do something light for a change. I think I have enough for a whole comic set now. Any takers? :0)

Update for the end of July

'The Poetry of Food: The Joys and Sorrows of Eating' was the theme for the evening at Penryn Library (Friday, 22nd July) and, thanks to the efforts of the organiser, Patricia Finney, the evening was well-attended and enjoyable.  Wine was drunk, cake was consumed, a great deal of fun was had.  My own contribution consisted of  two poems, one in praise of cheese and the other a hymn to chocolate cake.  These were followed by a piece that offered invaluable, if lighthearted, advice on the subject of survival in the jungle.  It was the second public outing for the first two pieces and the debut performance of the the third and, all in all, I was pleased with the manner in which all three were received. Patricia read a delightfully rude and witty piece on the subject of praline. (Enough said, I think.) I do hope that I shall be invited back for 'Penryn Week' next year.