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One Bird

This week’s prompt by Jude.

photo-one-birdSyrian poet Faraj Bayrakdar, formerly editor of a Syrian literary magazine, was imprisoned with no charge in Syria and spent 14 years in prison. He was released after international pressure in 2000 and now lives in Sweden. Jude heard him read his poetry (translated) in Slovenia in the summer. It was marvellous. And very moving. This week’s writing challenge is for you to write some fiction using the words  from one of his poems copied on to the wall plaque pictured here.”One bird is enough in order for the sky not to fall down”

Other news: if you are interested in being published, we have two workshops in February and March next year now open for booking on alternative ways to get a book into print. More details here