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Wednesday, 27 September 2017




Here are some ideas for October 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 October 2017 list and, if I can help, I look forward to hearing from you. 

I will add more to the list if and when I come across any interesting ideas.

1 Cardinal Cathal Daly (former Archbishop of Armagh) born 100 years ago (died 2009)
4 The first artificial earth satellite, Sputnik 1, launched by Soviet Union 60 years ago
4 Writer Jackie Collins born 80 years ago (died at 77 in 2015)
6 The Days of Pearly Spencer by David McWilliams is 50 years old.
6 Poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson died at 83 125 years ago
11 Footballer Bobby Charlton will be 80
11 The wreckage of Henry VIII’s war ship, Mary Rose, lifted from the sea 35 years ago
14 Actor Roger Moore born 90 years ago (died at 89 in 2017)
14 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes first published in book form 125 years ago
15 The ‘Great Storm’, hurricane-force, hit parts of England, France, Belgium, Norway 30 years ago
16 Currer Bell, aka Charlotte Bronte, published Jane Eyre 170 years ago
18 Walt Disney’s The Jungle Book released 50 years ago
19 Black Monday’s stock market crash happened 30 years ago
21 Jazzman Dizzy Gillespie born 100 years ago (died at 75 in 1993)
23 Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs released 25 years ago
24 The United Nations founded 72 years ago
31 Protestant theologian and reformer Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on the door of a church in Wittenberg 500 years ago

 You're welcome


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 – Family Tree magazine, 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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