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Magic Oxygen Literary Prize Winners Revealed & Stand-Up Poetry Night!

Following hot on the heels of our last post, please consider yourself cordially invited to the Magic Oxygen Literary Prize Awards Evening on Saturday 11th March!

Join us for a fabulous evening of stand-up poetry delivered by a talented bunch of Dorset and Devon poets, who’ll perform an eclectic array of pieces guaranteed to make you giggle, ponder and clap!

Rob Casey, the present Bard of ExeterAll things being equal, the line up should include the current Bard of Exeter Rob Casey and other entertaining odists like Ged Duncan, Tom Rogers, Izzy Robertson, Ninette Hartley, Richard Green, Sarah Acton, Sophia Mosley, the hosts Tracey and Simon West, and more.

It’ll make for a fantastic warm up for the main event of course; the announcement of the winners of the Magic Oxygen Literary Prize 2016-7.

Everyone is welcome to join us for this family-friendly evening which will be live streamed around the world!

The doors will be open at 6:30pm for a prompt 7:00pm start – don’t be late!

Hot and cold refreshments, vegan soup, savouries and cakes will be available too, so bring hungry tummies.

The latest Magic Oxygen Literary Prize Anthology will be available to buy, showcasing the 20 best entries from our shortlisters and winners, plus the winners of the Mini-MOLPs too. As if that’s not enough reasons to enjoy it, a tree will be planted in our Word Forest for every copy sold.

All you need to do now is click here to book your FREE tickets, tell your friends, pop the date in your diary and we’ll look forward to welcoming you literary lovers to the Woodmead Halls at 6:30pm on the 11th March.

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Our Talented Authors & Their Websites

The Magic Oxygen Bookshelf

We are so lucky to have had the opportunity to work with such a smashing bunch of authors and playwrights.

As well as producing most excellent books and plays, many of them are what you might call ‘hot bloggers’ too!

Sue Hampton, Chris Hill, Elizabeth J WalkerLeslie Tate, Izzy Robertson and Heather Godfrey are some of the most prolific ones, so if you’d like to get to know the people behind the publications, take a look at our carousel of talented scribes, click on their pictures and see what they’ve got to say for themselves!

If you like what you see, don’t forget to subscribe to their websites and be among the first to know where they’re appearing and what’s coming soon.

The (really quite chuffed) Team

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Ant Ravenwood

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Izzy Robertson

Gordon Strong

Leslie Tate

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Max Brandt

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Max Brandt

Author and Playwright

Connor Cadellin McKee

James Dunford Wood

Heather Godfrey

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Elizabeth Walker

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Tracey West

Author and Poet

Rob Windsor

Playwright

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Sam Rogers

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Sue Hampton

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Mark James

Playwright

Chris Hill

Mark James

Lilly Laine

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New book: The Resilience Handbook by Elizabeth J Walker

Front cover of The Resilience Handbook by Elizabeth J Walker
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We are truly delighted to announce the safe arrival of The Resilience Handbook: how to survive in the 21st century.

It has been penned by sustainability expert Elizabeth J Walker and kicks off with a poignant foreword by eco-author and broadcaster, Tracey West (The Book of Rubbish Ideas).

For want of a better line to describe it, it’s precisely what it says on the tin!

Click here to take a look at a handful of the pages.

Elizabeth is a teacher and writer with an Honours degree in Psychology from Edinburgh University with countless years of experience living ‘off the grid’. Her new book  unlocks the secrets of how to manage the complexities of a modern world to create a future with less energy use, and a better quality of life.

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Our Advice For Celebrating World Book Day

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Our advice for celebrating World Book Day

Whatever you do tomorrow, steal a little time from your schedule to sit and do a bit of reading.

You never know, you might enjoy it…

The Team

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Writing Your Way Out of the Darkness Workshop Today

depressionThere’s a fantastic line up of talks today at The Malthouse in Lyme Regis, including ‘Writing Your Way Out of the Darkness‘ presented by Magic Oxygen Publisher Tracey West and psychotherapist Nayna Kumari.

Writing your way out of the darkness can be a very healing thing to do after an unsettling life event like divorce, bereavement or abuse.

In this calm and positive workshop Nayna Kumari and Tracey West will introduce you to ‘The Stress Cycle’, help you understand how the nervous system works and explore why and how creative writing can help you physically, mentally, emotionally and energetically.

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Lyme Literary Events at The Malthouse

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Nick Bellorini: Director Dō Sustainability – non-fiction publishers

Simon and Tracey West from Magic Oxygen Publishing were joined today by Nick Bellorini, director of non-fiction publishing house Dō Sustainability, to discuss the fine business of getting into print.

It took place at The Malthouse in the centre of Lyme Regis as part of the inaugural Lyme Literary Festival.

It was well attended and had a handful of local authors in the audience including Carolyn King, author of the fabulous read for young ones, The Fish Lizard of Lyme.

Sustainability expert Elizabeth J Walker was also there and Nayna Kumari, both of whom have fabulous titles in production with Magic Oxygen.

Thursday 12th February sees 3 further vibrant talks and workshops in The Malthouse including:-

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Magic Oxygen Literary Prize 2014-15: the shortlist

We are delighted to combine Happy New Year well wishes, with the announcement of the shortlist for the Magic Oxygen Literary Prize, 2014-15.

We received around 800 entries from 31 countries and the quality was high and incredibly diverse.

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The #MOLP Judgemental Gallery

Judges' GalleryWe are delighted to reveal a few behind the scenes images of some of our judges scoring the entries for the Magic Oxygen Literary Prize.

Please click here to view the gallery and have a gentle peruse!

More coming soon…

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Unveiling the Judges for the Magic Oxygen Literary Prize

Carl Honoré author & judge for the Magic Oxygen Literary Prize 2015
Carl Honoré author & judge for the Magic Oxygen Literary Prize 2015

We are beside ourselves with excitement and delighted to unveil the line up of judges for our literary prize.

We have a unique blend of internationally acclaimed authors, poets, editors, producers, performers, publishers, environmental campaigners, a forestry expert and more from the UK, America, Australia, New Zealand and India.

Please hop across to our dedicated page for the judges and wish them luck as they get their teeth into the entries this weekend!

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An Eco-Wish for Business: by Tracey West

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Simply and poetically put by our author, Tracey West.

The Team