“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world” – Philip Pullman, novelist
because stories matter…
Stories and story telling* are what fuel my world. When I’m tetchy, prickly or downright awful to be around, I can guarantee it’s because I haven’t spent enough time reading and/or writing.
I believe reading and writing have the power to change our world.
That change might be personal: Reading a great story can transport us to another place, from whence we return with a new perspective. Or it can be political: a story can spur us into action; telling our own stories can be the beginning of an important and necessary revolution. It all starts with one word…
Your story matters
As a champion of story writing I also coach and mentor womxn with their writing projects. If that’s something you’d like to find out more about then click here.
I run writing workshops and seminars. If you’re interested in attending these please contact me directly for more details.
I also host Ridley’s Writing Room on Facebook, a free, private writing group for womxn writers at whatever stage in our writing journeys. The Writing Room offers support, advice, motivation and inspiration to get you beyond the blank page every day – click here to find out more about the group and join us!
Womxn’s stories matter
I run reading groups and seminars dedicated to the promotion and discussion of ‘herstory’ – fiction and non-fiction written by womxn and/or about womxn. If you’re interested in finding out more about these sessions then please do get in touch with me directly.
My latest reading group is the Classic Feminist Lit Book Club which is kicking off in October 2020.
Read on Macduff…
If you’re reading this right now, then you’re very much an early adopter to the site (thank you and welcome!). If you’re interested in reading some of my writing you might like to visit a previous blog I wrote which can be found here.
* (and tea)