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The Wednesday Poetry Corner: Bellamy The Butterfly

As this is The Wednesday Poetry Corner, and I am celebrating reading Bellamy The Butterfly at Wisley Gardens this weekend, I thought I would give you a snippet of the … Continue reading

July 30, 2014 · 8 Comments

Butterfly Week: The Butterfly Effect!

All this week, to celebrate reading Bellamy The Butterfly at Wisley Gardens, I will be posting different snippets about how butterflies inspire alliteration, poetry and metaphor. Today, I reflect on … Continue reading

July 29, 2014 · 3 Comments

Poem For Wisley Gardens by Niamh Clune

I am so excited to be reading my books at beautiful Wisley Gardens tomorrow. Biddle The Bee will accompany me to the wonderful gardens, set in the heart of Surrey. … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · 8 Comments

Story Corner With Dr. NanaPlum: Painshill Park & The Honey Bee Festival

  It was such a treat to read my Biddle The Bee story at The Painshill Honey Bee Festival at the weekend. Painshill Park is a beautiful, 18th century garden … Continue reading

July 22, 2014 · 4 Comments

Story Corner With Dr. NanaPlum: Opening Lines

Great opening lines should hook the reader, drawing them immediately into the story. These days, our language tends to be less grammatically correct, but perhaps less cumbersome. Personally, I love … Continue reading

July 8, 2014 · 13 Comments

Story Corner With Dr. NanaPlum: The Hero in us.

 “If you are interested in stories with happy endings, you would be better off reading some other book.” Now! Don’t these opening lines capture the imagination immediately? Of course, you … Continue reading

July 1, 2014 · 4 Comments

Story Corner With Dr. NanaPlum

May I be bold? May I be brash? I’m not asking you for cash. All I ask is a little click, A little like, a little tick. I have a … Continue reading

June 3, 2014 · 2 Comments

Story Corner With Dr. NanaPlum

Well! The Lechlade Festival came and went. The tents are packed, traders, music lovers, bands, belly-dancers, poets and all manner of performers left only a muddy field behind ~ the … Continue reading

May 27, 2014 · 13 Comments

Wednesday Poetry Corner With Erik & Josie Weibel

I have something very special for you today. Here is a poem submitted for the MOTHER anthology by 12 year old Erik Weibel. I LOVE this poem. It says it … Continue reading

May 21, 2014 · 15 Comments

Dr. NanaPlum Story Corner: Which Story Shall I Tell? It’s All Magic!

I am going to Lechlade Festival to read some of my children’s stories. But which stories shall I tell? I can’t tell them all, so I must choose. Shall I … Continue reading

May 20, 2014 · 5 Comments

Story Corner With Dr. NanaPlum: The Lechlade Festival

Lechlade is here again! And I will be reading some of my stories written in verse in their poetry tent. Here is a snippet from Is The Sky Sad?…This one … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 · 6 Comments

Happy Mother’s Day From Across The Pond!

“If stars were thanks for all you do A universe I’d give to you.” (c) copyright Niamh Clune 2013. I would like to wish all of our friends across the … Continue reading

May 11, 2014 · 5 Comments
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