Author: Emma Yates-Badley
Like many women I know, there have been times when I have struggled to voice my achievements. Perhaps this is because they haven’t seemed big enough or the right sort of accomplishment.Read the full story..
“It was a story I needed to tell.” Portico Prize-winning author Sally J Morgan on gender inequality, friendship and the North
A staple of Manchester’s cultural and literary life, The Portico Library is situated above The Bank pub on Mosley Street. The 19th century library houses more than 25,000 books and is filled with archives covering 450 years. While The Portico is a subscription library, it works with diverse communities in the region to create events, exhibitions and learning programmes. It is also the home of The Portico Prize, established in 1985, a biennial award which accepts submissions across all literary formats and gives £10,000 to an overall winner.Read the full story..
At Northern Soul, we can often be found with our nose buried in a book. As a team, we are notorious bookworms and are passionate about championing all things literary.Read the full story..
We’re at the start of a critical decade that will determine the future of our planet.Read the full story..
Joy feels like it’s been in short supply these past 18 months. What with a global health crisis, food shortages, and the whole world literally and metaphorically being on fire, now more than ever we could all do with a big dose of happiness.Read the full story..
Book Review: Winnie-the-Pooh – Once There Was a Bear (The Official 95th Anniversary Prequel) by Jane Riordan
As I write this from my bed, there’s a Winnie-the-Pooh stuffed toy sitting next to me.Read the full story..
I have eaten cauliflower for dinner for three nights in a row this week.Read the full story..
In the age of internet dating, words such as ‘orbiting’ and ‘ghosting’ have fast become a part of the collective lexicon.Read the full story..
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