christmas readings

I thought I’d let you know about some of the stories and poems I’ve read recently in my weekly read aloud groups for people who have dementia and memory loss.  With Christmas fast approaching, you won’t be surprised that there’s  been a seasonal flavour to our choice of literature.  Whether or not you’re living with memory loss […]


In between present-buying and present-wrapping, Christmas tree-watering, bauble re-arranging, household chores, working for The Reader Organisation, driving to hospitals (for my husband, Andrew, nine weeks in to a snapped Achilles’ tendon injury) and driving down Wiltshire lanes at midnight (to pick up my teenage daughter from another Christmassy party), I’ve launched ‘The Misplaced House’, my […]


There’s been a lot on my mind this week. I found out that I hadn’t taken all of my owed leave (for my job with The Reader Organisation) so I hastily arranged cover for my read aloud reading groups, tied up a few loose ends and sorted out some days off. Very handy they’ll be […]

rabbit event

Only 21 days to Christmas……….but before that I’ll be reading from my new pamphlet ‘The Misplaced House’ at The Poetry Café, Betterton Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9BX, on Monday, 8th December, 7.30pm.  There will also be readings by Matt Haw, Joe Duggan and Jo Bell, and tall-lighthouse Editor, Gareth Lewis, will be reading from […]

misty canal 2

I’m gratified by the number of likes, comments and visits I received to my Not Quite a Post post!  It just goes to show that, when you’ve said you’re on a blogging schedule (in 2014 I’ve been trying to post at least once a week, usually on a Sunday) it’s worth plonking your bottom down […]


If you would like to buy a copy of my poetry pamphlet, ‘The Misplaced House,’ it’s now available to order here. Copies will also be available to buy at these events: The Poetry Café, Betterton Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9BX, on Monday, 8th December, 7.30pm, when my pamphlet and other new publications from tall-lighthouse […]

Josephine Corcoran reading at Vanguard. Photo courtesy of Richard Skinner.

My week has gone by in a flash.  I’ve signed off on my pamphlet, ‘The Misplaced House’, and I’m waiting for Gareth Lewis at tall-lighthouse to tell me that it’s come back from the printer’s.  The launch will be at The Poetry Café, Betterton Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9BX on Monday, 8th December at 7.30pm. On Thursday […]

Vanguard Readings

Just a quick post to remind anyone within easy reach of SE London that I’m reading at the Vanguard Reading Series this Thursday, 20th November, 7.30pm.  The reading series was created by novelist, poet, and writing tutor, Richard Skinner, who is also Director of the Fiction Programme at the Faber Academy.  It’s a monthly series of […]

mini cake

This is an unwritten post, a silence, a caught in the throat, the words in my head, the left unsaid. The scratched out, the scribbled, the scrunched-up, the came to nothing. Doodles in the margins, around the edges. Gazing out there, up there, beyond here. A quick game of Hearts, a glance at Facebook, Twitter. […]

hand and poppy 2

This week’s photo challenge is to take a minimalist photo and this shot of my daughter holding a tiny image of a poppy reminded me of some of the WWI poetry I read with members of my read aloud, reading groups this week. A particular favourite was ‘In Flanders Fields’ by John McCrae.  One woman liked the mention […]


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