London to Bombay 1939

A True Story in Novel Form By Faye Sharpe eil kindly asked me to write for the Dark Angels’...

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Hello everyone

Read this dispatch from the writer Becca Mangus, a great and true friend of Dark Angels, as she...

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Let us love, be loved and make a difference – reprise

By Claire Bodanis ‘Should have been’ are three words I don’t find myself using very often...

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Testing times

By John Simmons see writing as a good antidote to the Corona Virus situation Here we are, in...

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Good news from the front lines

By Jamie Jauncey ront lines are all on our minds right now I think of poetry as language’s...

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Floating on a sea of inspiration

By Richard Pelletier Isle of Whidbey, Isle of Whyte n just about every Dark Angels workshop,...

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The story is always smarter than you

By Richard Pelletier Paying a visit to Material, an essay by the writer Lucy Corin o...

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Writing is always writing

By John Simmons  know the title might sound as vacuous as ‘Brexit means Brexit’...

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Keeping Time

At Dark Angels residential courses, we sometimes think of our writing exercises...

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A note on our Writing Programme

Go Deep If you haven’t yet joined us on a Dark Angels writing experience, we can promise you our...

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In conversation: Richard Pelletier and John Simmons

In which John Simmons and Richard Pelletier chat about a new novel from John, staying productive as...

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In conversation: Craig Watson and Therese Kieran

Having recovered from a boisterous and wonderous gathering of Dark Angels at Hawkwood College,...

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In conversation: Ted Leonhardt & Richard Pelletier

Short story A few short days ago, US Dark Angel Richard Pelletier and Ted Leonhardt, held an event...

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In conversation: Doug Howatt & Richard Pelletier

his past October saw the first ever Dark Angels workshop held in America The American Foundation...

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In conversation: Craig Watson & Stuart Delves

Co-founder Stuart Delves gets Craig Watson to deliver the big reveal How a piece of well-crafted...

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In conversation: John Simmons & Rowena Roberts

Rowena Roberts and cofounder John Simmons talk language and connection, books, storytelling, and...

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Spanish Crossings

Dark Angels founder John Simmons has just published his second novel, Spanish Crossings, set during...

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Crossings

y Dark Angels partner, Jamie Jauncey, was struggling to translate the title of my novel Spanish...

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In Conversation: Stuart Delves & Samm Short

  Stuart Delves and Samm Short remember how last year's advanced course was a little...

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Dark Angels in Conversation: Amsterdam

Gillian Colhoun and Stuart Delves ran a two-day, bespoke course for Irdeto’s marketing team in...

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Fiction is the true alternative

by John Simmons cannot imagine that anyone reading this blog is a supporter of Donald Trump The...

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Straight Outta Uni

by Jamie Delves “traight Outta Uni” is a funny time The first question that occurred to me...

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Dark Angels in Conversation

Writing and place Co-founder John Simmons in conversation with Associate Partner, Richard...

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Dark Angels in Conversation December 2016

Dark Angels Associate Partner Gillian Colhoun chats with student-writer, Lucy Beevor Gillian to...

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A Highland writers’ retreat where guests learn to bring the outside in … and onto the page

  James Morgan, Deputy Sports Editor of The Herald THERE is the beginning of a grey...

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Dark Angels in Conversation Nov. 2016

John Simmons in conversation with Johnny Lyons John to Johnny You’ve been on two Dark Angels...

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The gravelled voice, the minor chords

1969 A small, draughty farmhouse in the Aberdeenshire hinterland It’s the Doric that’s...

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Leonard, a remembrance from early Dark Angels

From John: Up early, showering, dressing, packing, then carrying my belongings of the week...

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And Who Shall I Say is Calling?

  She was a Connemara girl Red hair The red was bottled, but still A wonder Talk about...

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My path to Leonard

By the time I made it to Uni I was already pretty pleased with my taste in music Dylan, Van,...

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“Leonard, I will miss you.”

You Want it Darker Leonard Cohen’s last great song, released just weeks ago His words have...

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Dark Angels in Conversation Nov. 2016

Gillian to Mike So Dark Angels Ireland is official Delighted to have run this first course...

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Dark Angels in Conversation Oct. 2016

Neil: It falls on me to start the next conversation in this blog series And I’ve kept putting it...

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Dark Angels in Conversation Sept. 2016

John Simmons & Richard Pelletier Founder John Simmons chats with associate partner Richard...

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Dispatches: 11 life-saving tips for copywriters heading out to sea

by Richard Pelletier They are the beloved ones The ones who know how to work with writers Who know...

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Tales of passion

by Jamie Jauncey On the second night of our recent Dark Angels advanced course in Spain, once they...

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Omission

by John Simmons ohn McPhee has been writing beautifully in The New Yorker for more than 50 years...

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