Stephanie Butland

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  1. Birthday competition!

    My friends, you know I love a birthday, and that after my dance with cancer you’ll never hear me complain about getting old. So to celebrate being 46, I’m going to have a competition. I’m giving you 250 words to write something life-affirming. It can be absolutely anything at all – poetry, tiny play, story. […]

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  2. Five Go To The Stanza 20 April – Poetry Night

    I’ll be poeting my little heart out at The Exchange in North Shields, at The Stanza on 20 April, as part of a line-up of excellent poets. You’ll find the details here. There’s an open mic slot too so if you fancy a go, you’ll find a good, supportive crowd.

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  3. ChipLitFest

    If you’re in the vicinity of Chipping Norton on Thursday 27th April, it would be lovely to see you at the ‘Love In A Bookshop’ event, where Veronica Henry and I will be talking all thinks bookshoppy, bookish and love. It’s going to be fab. Tickets are available here.  And, if you’re coming to the […]

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  4. Just a flyer

    Hello! Popping in to say: If you are a writer/if you become a writer, try to make sure that you never are in a position where: one book is being published another book is due for submission there are lots of exciting publication-ish things going on that you want to get involved with/contribute to your […]

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  5. Holding Post

    Everything is Quite Busy right now. I owe you a blog post; forgive me, but the best I can manage is a Blog List. It comes with love, and the promise of something more considered soon. Fab stuff: New book coming together. ‘Lost For Words’ planning. Bookshop visits. Poetry performances. Working with people who are […]

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  6. Totally not thinking about it.

    It’s funny. You spend months and months waiting for Things To Happen with your book, and then they do Start To Happen, and it’s ridiculously wonderful and insanely exciting and utterly terrifying. This time round, with #LostForWords, things are feeling a bit bigger than with previous publications. For starters, I’ve never been quoted on a […]

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  7. My brain is not made for juggling

    One thing at a time. That’s what I like. That’s what works for me. One day at a time is the mantra for hard times. When I was struggling with cancer treatment, some days that went down to an hour at a time. On the worst days (and there weren’t many), one minute at a […]

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