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Tuesday, 18 April 2017



Here are some ideas for May 2017 features. Some of them may be in your diary already. Some of them may be added to your diary after reading this. Some features may be written by in-house journalists. But maybe, just maybe, I can write something for you.

Have a good old nosey round the blog to see some of the features in the archives.

Let me know what you want, word count, deadline and fee and I will get to work. (A summary of my published work appears below.)

Here's the May 2017 list and, if I can help, I look forward to hearing from you.

3 Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell won the Pulitzer prize for fiction 80 years ago.
5 Singer Tammy Wynette would have been 75 (died 1998 at 55) – Stand By Your Man today?
10 Musician Sid Vicious would have been 60 (died 1979 at 21).
12 Singer Ian Dury would have been 75 (died 2000 at 57).
13 The first apparition of Our Lady of Fatima, Portugal, 100 years ago. In this scathing, sceptical era, many pilgrims keep the faith.
20/21 US aviator Charles Lindbergh made the first transatlantic flight 90 years ago. In this ho-hum, short-attention span age, have we lost our sense of awe at achievements like this?
21 Raymond Burr was born 100 years ago. From movie villain to Perry Mason and Ironside. I grew up with all those great cop shows of the 1960s/1970s, when Saturday night was great TV night.
27 God Save The Queen by The Sex Pistols released 40 years ago. Outrage all those years ago, now a harmless novelty record?
28 Francis Chichester completed 226 days circumnavigating the globe 50 years ago, the first person to do so single-handedly. Same question re Lindbergh, in this ho-hum, short-attention span age, have we lost our sense of awe at achievements like this?
29 John F. Kennedy was born 100 years ago


Books: Belfast Backlash; Shops, Shoppers, Shopping & Shafted; Before Amnesia: Seeds Of A Memoir; Shaking Hands; Retail Confidential; Much Calamity & The Redundance Kid; Stephen Boyd: From Belfast To Hollywood; Hamish Sheaney: The Nearly-Man Of Irish Literature; Juggling Jelly; Geek!; A Belfast Kid; Jack Elam, I Gave You The Best Years Of My Life; The Chuckle Files; The Poems Of Hamish Sheaney: Remastered & Expanded; Only Yules & Verses; Only Drools & Corsets; Fun With Words, Fun With Rhyme; Fun With Words, Fun With Noise

Published features, reviews, poetry and the odd broadcasting gig include - BBC Radio Ulster "The Arts Show", BBC Radio Ulster "The John Toal Show", Wells Festival/Poetry 2016 (Shortlist), The Galway Review, Scarlet Leaf Review, Derwent Poetry Festival 2015, 2015 Templar Poetry Anthology “Mill”, Octavius Magazine, Ireland’s Big Issue, Ink, Sweat & Tears, Belfast Telegraph, 2013 Belfast Book Festival, Irish News, BBC TV NI “Stephen Boyd: The Man Who Never Was”, BBC Radio Sheffield “Rony Robinson”, BBC Radio Ulster “Saturday Magazine”, BBC Radio 4 “You & Yours”, The Guardian, Tribune, NZ Management, The Grocer, Retail Week, Edge, Open Eye, Yorkshire Post, The Catholic Herald, Cambridge Evening News, The London Paper, Southern Cross, NZ Freelance, Writer’s News, Belfast News Letter, Irelands Own, Fortnight, The Dalhousie Review; Blithe Spirit; The Cannon’s Mouth, Poetry Monthly, Poetic Comment, Bard, Current Accounts, Candelabrum, Decanto, Inclement, Haiku Scotland, Time Haiku, etc. 

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