A short story by Seb Reilly is published in Shoal, the inaugural anthology from Thanet Writers, along with stories by twenty-two other writers and authors linked to Thanet, which was launched at the Margate Bookie and is available now.
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Kent Press & Broadcast Awards
Seb Reilly was shortlisted as a finalist for Kent Columnist of the Year in the Kent Press & Broadcast Awards 2018 for his columns in the Isle of Thanet News, which won Kent News Website of the Year at the awards ceremony in Canterbury.
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After a disappointing day of performances, a travelling circus troupe attempt to dine together at their regular evening meal amidst rising tensions, individual judgements, and group paranoia over job security. Roll up, roll up.
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Awash with the gentle glow of the morning sunrise, a new day begins with the chirping of the early songbirds, caught and subdued within their closed cages. A poem subtly considering that which traps and what effect it has.
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Writing as Con Artistry
A community focus creates collaboration, builds support, and offers help and advice to others. As part of Thanet Writers, Seb Reilly is writing exclusive content, most recently an essay on how writing is like a confidence trick.
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Pushing the Envelope
As both a writer and local resident, Seb Reilly is writing a monthly column for the Isle of Thanet News. The latest is a piece about DIY, how an area changes over a few decades, and the time an MP gave Seb Reilly an envelope of cash.
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On the first evening of August, Seb Reilly read and performed a selection of poetry at Tongue Punch at the Tom Thumb Theatre in Margate, Kent, hosted by Connor Sansby, alongside poets including Matt Chamberlain and Barry Fentiman-Hall.
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Thanet, Writing & Inspiration
An extract from the launch of Shoal: A Thanet Writers Anthology at the Margate Bookie 2018 where Seb Reilly hosted and discussed inspiration, Thanet, and writing by the sea. This video was filmed at the Turner Contemporary.
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