Natterjack articles

This section of Natterjack consists of articles, some by myself and some by guest writers: on a range of topics, in a range of styles, some moving, some funny, some thought-provoking, but all entertaining, we hope. Have a browse, enjoy, and if you fancy writing something, send it in. See "How to submit work" for details.

 

Information about a new ebook available from Natterjack: Rite of Passage by Peter Street 

 Articles by Michael Bruce

 

 

The Twat from Doncaster - an inside glimpse at the secrets of successful wine salesmanship


Oil paintings on the radio - and why religions don't have a Holy Video

 

FCUK & All That - the Norman Conquest and Youth Fashion

 

On Songwriting - and how it's different from poetry


The last day of June - and the last day of the Wild Rover. Used cars, redundancy, and scrapyards


Vauxhall Vectra review - I've had 2 of these now (2016)

 

£1,000 off a kitchen, anyone?

 

What is poetry anyway? What is art?  Bob Cobbing, Tracey Emin, and shoplifting in reverse

 

The 2010 Colne Blues Festival - and The Blues by The Owls 

 

Evaluation (to the memory of Don Van Vliet): what is crap?

 

What's it like, running a website like Natterjack? Here are some first impressions, written while first setting this whole thing up.

 

 

 

 Articles by guest writers

 

 

Clem Leaver - Working in Westminster: note on working for the House of Lords

 

Peter Street: a gravedigger's memoir - true tales from the graveyard


Paula Hardman describes her experience of a Lancashire Writing Hub Creative Writing Course (led by Michael Bruce)


Philip Burton on poetry workshops in primary school. An experienced children's author explains how it's done

 

Dodgy Dan lifts the lid on the inner workings of the horseracing and gambling industries - and makes you a dodgy offer

 

Peter Street shows us what a Day Centre for people with disabilities could be like in 1982

 

What do popular TV comedies owe to the plays of Samuel Beckett? Dr Kitchener's answers may surprise you

 

 

What's happening to British libraries these days? Nils Corundum lets off some steam here

 

Dodgy Dan reveals yet another way of losing money in his July update

 

The cure for everything is CAKE. So says Catie Smith

 

Carnation Summer - a memoir by CJ Heyworth

 

Some inspiring thoughts for writers, from Norman Warwick -

 

Formal verse or free verse? Some tips for poets from Phil Burton

 

Finding it hard finding time for writing? Some tips from Norman Hadley

 

Information about Natterjack writers

 

Thinking of writing for Natterjack? We're looking for articles, stories, memoirs, poems, multimedia presentations, or anything that might interest our varied and often eccentric readership. We're open to new writers as well as experienced writers, and to children as well as adults. Editorial help and advice is available if you want it. Click here for details.

 

 Shakespeare goes into a tavern and says:

 

You leathern-jerkin, crystal-button, knot-pated, agate-ring, puke-stocking, caddis-garter, smooth-tongue, Spanish pouch! Thy food is such as has been belched on by infected lungs.

 

And the landlord says ...

Make a Free Website with Yola.