Stephanie Butland

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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. And we’re (nearly) off.

    Books are LONG. Writing them is LONG. Publishing them is complicated and exciting and – well – LONG. The book that will be published in April has had a bit of a journey. I wrote it out-of-contract with no idea of whether it would ever see the light of day. That’s not really a big […]

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  8. How does it feel to finish a book?

    Last Monday, I Finished The Book (with caveats). I blogged about it (and a shawl) here. In the intervening week, I’ve – well, I’ve reset, I guess. A couple of people asked me how it feels to finish a book – whether it’s a bit sad – and I’m going to take that question and […]

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