Storytelling Laureate on the Isle of Wight for National Storytelling week

Taffy Thomas

Legendary storyteller, Taffy Thomas, will be on the Isle of Wight for National Storytelling week in February performing and running a storytelling workshop.

Tuesday, 16th January, 2018 10:15am

By Sue Bailey with one comment

Isle of Wight Society of the Blind short story competition winners announced

Edana, Paul, Miriam

OnTheWight's very own long-time columnist, Jonathan Dodd, picked up the top prize in this latest short story competition.

Saturday, 23rd December, 2017 5:36pm

By Sally Perry

‘Which Yet Survive’ – The life of pioneer and art aficionado, John Mills

john stuart mills

This delightful memoir tells the story of Isle of Wight resident, John Mills. From the leafy Guildford suburbs of the 1930s to sunny Ventnor in the 2010s, John's passion for travel, culture, music and art shines through.

Friday, 27th October, 2017 5:11pm

By Sally Perry

Local author makes a splash with competition to launch her latest book

Zoe Sadler Colouring

To celebrate the launch of her latest book, children’s author and illustrator Zoe Sadler has teamed up with Waterstones to run a colouring competition.

Thursday, 5th October, 2017 8:15am

By Zoe Sadler

Isle of Wight Society for the Blind ‘Short Story writing competition’ returns

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Budding writers have until 10th November to create and enter their short story for the Isle of Wight Society of the Blind winter writing competition.

Wednesday, 27th September, 2017 11:56am

By Chris Cane

Isle of Wight author’s short stories a hit on Kindle

mary grand with book

The Kindle ebook of short stories by Isle of Wight author, Mary Grand, has shot up to number 24 in Amazon’s Top 100 free books and has had 24,000 downloads. Read on to find out more about the new audiobook.

Friday, 2nd June, 2017 8:42am

By Mary Grand

Lawrence Holofcener: A truly inspirational man

lawrence holofcener

Lawrence Holofcener had achieved so much in his lifetime; singing; writing; acting; directing and creating fantastic pieces of artwork, he really was an true inspiration. Our sincerest thoughts go out to all of his family and friends.

Saturday, 8th April, 2017 9:30am

By Sally Perry with one comment

New writing group aims to support budding wordsmiths

Zoe Sadler and Krissy Lloyd, founders of West Wight Writers

A new writing group has been founded in West Wight to help other budding writers. The first meeting takes place early next month.

Wednesday, 15th February, 2017 2:25pm

By Sally Perry

Multiple Isle of Wight hairdressers receive mystery poem from ‘Banksy of Poetry’ (Updated)

the robin poem at hairshack

Hairdressers in Ventnor and Freshwater are among those across the country who have received mystery poems from writer, 'Mark Jones'. He's been dubbed the 'Banksy of Poetry' for randomly sharing his poetry with others.

Friday, 3rd February, 2017 11:26am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

John Hurt discussing capitalism and the loss of an age of naivety (podcast)

Sir John Hurt

Back in 2010 OnTheWight (then VentnorBlog) were fortunate enough to meet and spend time talking with the late great John Hurt. It was an incredibly special moment for us. Listen to the podcast to hear what John had to say, it was a fascinating conversation.

Saturday, 28th January, 2017 11:21am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight novelist branches out to the D&D gaming world

Samuel Z Jones

This Isle of Wight novelist, has written 18 novels (and counting) and is now branching out his setting to the gaming world. A must for all D&D fans.

Wednesday, 7th December, 2016 10:29am

By Sally Perry

New book tells story of Polish Sandown resident who was a World War II POW

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A Homeland Denied, In the Footsteps of a Polish POW tells the fascinating story of a former Prisoner of War who lived for twenty years in Sandown. It's been published just in time for Remembrance Day next week.

Friday, 4th November, 2016 12:46pm

By Jenna Irvine