Ellen and her co-founder Julia Darling at Diamond Twig Press passionately believed in encouraging new women writers. With her work and her expansive personality, Julia inspired and encouraged writers wherever she went. April 2015 is the 10th anniversary of Julia’s death, and Live Theatre, New Writing North and Newcastle University are all putting on events in her memory and to celebrate her work and life.
On Friday 5th June, Ellen Phethean and Diamond Twig will host a reading by women and men, poets, new writers, experienced published writers – each has contributed a poem to Julia’s memory, and written a few words about how she inspired them. Come along to the Studio, Live Theatre, hear some wonderful poetry, share memories of Julia and be inspired.
These poems are also being published online in the Inspired by Julia section of this site.