Thursday 26 March 2009

Judy Waite Visiting University of Salford

We’re all set up for a visit later today from Judy. She’ll be making an appearance on M TV (our local television channel), giving an hour’s talk and then a two hour workshop. Fingers crossed we get a good turn out.
Judy and I go back a long way. We both write for the same readers. We also did our MAs together in 2000 (Writing for Children, Winchester). She was full time and I was in my second year of part time.
She arrived yesterday, early evening and we had dinner together. I took her to Istanbul, Bridge St, Manchester. It’s a good restaurant. They do reasonably plain food well.
You can imagine we had quite a bit to talk about. Interesting, though. Sure we have a lot in common, yet we have totally different experiences of both our writing lives and of the universities where we teach.
And we are both fascinated by other writers’ routines.
Today should be good. Judy has a very respectable writing CV. She is also an excellent speaker.

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