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Episode 120: Peter Mortimer

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Episode 120, release date Monday 3rd September, 2018

Peter Mortimer is a poet, playwright, journalist and publisher who has lived in the North East for more than forty years.

Many of his books and plays have been published and performed in the region.

Peter is used to writing about difficult places: against Foreign Office advice he wandered round Yemen; he set up a children's theatre group in a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon and, over one summer, walked the length of Britain with one dog and no money, dependent on the kindness of strangers to provide accommodation and food.

He is the founder and editor of IRON Press, the independent press which has championed new quality writing since 1973.

We met as part of the New Writing North digital project that I was involved with in May of this year and Peter is such an interesting character, i had to interview him for the podcast.

Find Out More:

1) Writing website: http://www.petermortimer.co.uk/

2) Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CloudNineTheatreCompanyNE

3) Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/Cloud9Theatre

4) Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Peter-Mortimer/e/B001K88XKA/

5) Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/328906.Peter_Mortimer

Interview Talking Points:

1) Praise from Melvyn Bragg: http://www.thejournal.co.uk/news/north-east-news/melvyn-bragg-pays-tribute-cullercoats-4392924<

2) Morden Tower: http://www.mordentower.org/

3) Iron Press website: http://www.ironpress.co.uk/

4) Cloud Nine Theatre Company: http://www.cloudninetheatre.co.uk/

5) The Exchange Theatre: http://www.attheexchange.info/

6) New Writing North: http://newwritingnorth.com/

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The Alliance of Independent Authors news update: https://selfpublishingadvice.org/self-publishing-news-when-publishing-becomes-the-story/

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Monday 12th November Shaun Stevens - self-published fantasy author here.

Monday 19th November Tim Lewis [Take 2] - moving from fiction to non-fiction and how to set up a great non-fiction launch here.

Monday 26th November Clare Lydon [Take 2] - creating a major breakthrough as a writer of lesbian fiction here.

Monday 3rd December Alissa Grosso - writing YA and non-fiction here.

Monday 10th December Edwin Downward - writer of Science Fiction Adventures here.

Monday 17th December Liam Cross- writer and editor here.

Monday 24th December John Hindmarsh- science fiction and thriller writer here.

Monday 31st December Orna Ross- novelist, poet and Founder of the Alli and the Creativist Club here.

Monday 7th January Gary Collins- author of The Simple Life book series here.

From Monday 7th January, 2019 interview episodes revert to monthly.

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