Here I am in Orange time again, facing the last day of the first week in Newcastle City Library working with Lisa Matthews, (who already feels like a soul mate). I must say it hardly seems a year since Hexham and it’s been lovely to meet a returner – Hi Jo.
Every day on the half seven train from Teesside I’ve been trying to read a chapter from The Iliad, (had the book on the go for ages). During the times when I haven’t nodded off, the battles have been exhausting with the Greeks and Trojans at each other’s throats using impressive spears and swords. They’re so embroiled in battle it seems they’ve forgotten what the fight was about – how little we learn over time!
But back to the Orange Young Writers. I’ve found them truly wonderful and creative, proving once again, that the pen is mightier than the sword. Keep your ideas flashing bright as Hector’s helmet and remember what Athene said, “Sting him with words instead.”
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