STUART ALDER NEWTON

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Photo above, is looking out across Hudson Bay, from Churchill.  This is polar bear country in the sub-arctic, northern Manitoba, in late August — where I spent a terrific three weeks exploring such like…
Also reading some of the works of famous poets…

Since summer 2015, writing reviews for ‘Trip Advisor’ (26 so far); with near 17,000 readers to date.  Look for me on ‘sanewtOn’; for information/humour and reflection, on places in the UK and Canada…

Jan/2016, completed a new story, set in North Yorkshire: ‘Julian in Thirsk’, with a new character, Julian Frye.  It is 3,900 words, contemporary and rueful; with more stories planned…

February, wrote a short commentary: ‘Confessions’, on some musings from Charles Bukowski (poet from LA, now deceased) — 575 words.  Another commentary in March; on the opening nine stanzas of ‘Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner’ — 1,760 words on ‘A Decent Proposal’…

Sept/16, got a short article into the Bronte Society ‘Gazette’ (UK).  My file is ‘Haworth’: recounting four days-an-nights, tracking down the famous family at work-an-play, in a small village up in the Yorkshire hills…

Jan/2017, finished a short essay on ‘Annie Pootoogook’ (1,800 words); a native artist from northern Canada (Cape Dorset) — published by ‘AmeriCana/Mensa’ in the UK.  She died in Sept/2016, in Ottawa; after producing wonderful pictures from ink drawings and coloured crayons…

My new poem about the Bronte family; going into a summer publication of the ‘Gazette’ — titled, ‘Grand Designs: studies of the inner workings in Ars Poetica’.  A new story (No. 5) ‘Julian at Haworth’, follows on from the poem…

(Never thought to be in a club of best English poets; just trying to write poetry/fiction the way it’s meant to be)…

August/2017, I went to the Yukon Territory; for the history and three famous writers (Robert Service, Jack London, Pierre Berton) and amazing landscapes.  I was invited to read at events for Service and Berton, in front of their log-cabins and attended another reading for London’s work.  ‘My Yukon Adventure’, is a short file on this holiday, with photos — published in the ‘Klondike Sun’ newspaper Nov-2017…

June/2019 — finished a new essay: ‘Peter Trower Esq (2010-2017): memories of his last years’ — after befriending him in North Vancouver till he died in November, shortly after I visited him in hospital.  I saw a lot of him back then, because we lived so close.  SFU library (in B.C.), accepted this essay for their ‘Special Collections’, where Peter’s archives are held…

October — finished a new essay on ‘John Heath Stubbs’, a poet/teacher in West London; who lived close by me in Nottinghill (1980 > 2000) and attended my church, to become friends.  He was poet and teacher at Merton College, Oxford…

November — completed a new short exploratory essay on ‘literary theory’, for the layperson, about 4,000 words — why we read and write?…

May/2020 — completed a new essay, ‘English education: schools and college et al’.  It is over 5,000 words; a personal account from being a student then teacher, writer and reader…

June — completed a short story (about 4,000 words) on a London/UK gambler, in ‘Mayfair at Large’, with Jonathon Burne-Jones — exciting material for me; the inner city with new characters.  No. 2 is ‘Jonathon at Work’.  No. 3, ‘Jonathon at Play’ completed by October…

August — published an ebook (WB), ‘To the Promised Land: California from the 1960’s towards 1991’.  A long novel (108,000 words) about the modern ‘counter culture’ and people involved — first begun in 1976…

According to a famous English poet, John Keats –“Poetry of the earth is never dead.”  I felt the same when writing ‘Souter Steel’ (poems) and my essay on ‘John Keats’; both published as ebooks in August, by Weslond Books…

March/2021 — new WB production of ‘John Keats (1795-1821): poesy burning bright’: a short essay on three of his popular poems.  109 copies, specially printed and distributed privately as collectors’ item…

April — beginning production (WB) of Julian Frye’s collected stories, ‘Yorkshire Fair: tales from a big-hearted county’.  To include twelve stories, a Foreword and Afterword, front picture cover and back cover info page…
Retained a media company in India, ‘nswebtricks.com’ to develop a new website and promote my book sales…

September – completed ‘Westward Ho’ number-10; a short prose sketch about the people/ exploration of the Western Rockies/USA, after the 1800’s – with Nez Perce Indians and American frontiersmen.  Hoping to complete a few more…

October – finished ‘Jonathon at Large’ as number-6 in the series – hoping to complete twelve…

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