Stephanie Butland

My Facebook My Twitter
  1. February Writing Retreat open for booking!

    Do you need time to focus on your writing?  Is there something missing from your novel?  Do you have a folder full of stories and snippets that you aren’t sure how to progress?  You might be working on your first novel, or writing short stories, or looking for some space to help you decide whether […]

    Read more...

  2. Birthday Competition Winner: Emma Whitehall

    Thank you, everyone who entered my life-affirming birthday competition. I was really impressed by all that everyone managed to do with 250 words. The winner is Emma Whitehall – you’ll find her piece below, and if you want to find out more about her, her website is here. I love the central premise that life-affirming […]

    Read more...

  3. 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. […]

    Read more...

  4. 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.

    Read more...

  5. 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 […]

    Read more...

  6. 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 […]

    Read more...

  7. 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 […]

    Read more...