Saturday, 5 November 2011

My "Draw your Mummy" poem

"Draw Your Mummy"

My local newspaper runs an annual competition on Mothers' Day of children's drawings.
The youngest winners often have the most enlightening pictures.


“Draw Your Mummy”

All the mothers’ faces in the competition:
Hair combed or coiffured, eyes full and kind,
White teeth exactly stacked, neat-nosed.
Most sought true likeness as the greatest truth.

Then a winner, by a child so young
Pencil still overwhelmed by passion,
Hardly recognisable as a human face
The scribbling energy of love.


And all across the top of its small page
In broad lines flooding off either edge
Unending beyond imagining

A rainbow.


Stuart Larner

Friday, 9 September 2011

My Books, Reports. Plays and Prizes

BOOKS AND REPORTS
TITLE
YEAR
volume &PAGES
VOLUME TITLE
PUBLISHER
1
Larner S
Coping with Disability
1994
Younger Disabled Unit, Withington Hospital,  
Manchester UK.
2
Larner S & RM
Scarborough Modern Sea Songs
2008
self-published
3
Larner S
Jack Daw and the Cat
2011
Kindle
Amazon

4
Larner S
"Guile and Spin"
2012
Cricket International
available on Amazon Kindle

5
Larner S with Larner R , writing as
alias Rosy Stewart.
"Hope: Stories from a Women's Refuge".
Kindle. 2016
Cricket International
available on Amazon Kindle
Rosy-Stewart-ebook/dp/B01BJ5Q6H0/


6
Larner, S.
"The Car: a sonnet sequence with illustrations"
Cricket International
available on Amazon Kindle
https://www.amazon.co.uk//dp/B01M0ACPNV







PLAYS

1
"The Dilemma Advice Show"
part of the Beyond Wildfell Project,
produced by Beach Hut Theatre
Scarborough Library, 28 & 29 September 2012

2
"What Matters is What Floats"
part of "The Flood" Project,
produced by Beach Hut Theatre
Scarborough Library, 12th April 2013

3
"Nature Calls"
Springboard Scriptwriters 2014

4
"Recycled: at your disposal"
Springboard Scriptwriters 2014

5
"Blind Trust"
in 'Plays and Pinot' festival,
Stephen Joseph Theatre 2014

6
"Cages of Love"
in 'Plays and Pinot' festival,
Stephen Joseph Theatre 2015

7
"Waiting for Witch One?"
in World Book Night,
Scarborough Library,2015

8
"Odds and Gods"
Springboard Scriptwriters 2015.

9
"How My Partner Killed Me"
Script York, May 2016.

10
"Mercy"
in 'Plays and Pinot' festival,
Stephen Joseph Theatre Oct 2016

11
"Confessions of a Learner Vampire"
part of the "If You Dare" Beach Hut  Festival
Scarborough Library, 5th Nov 2016.


PRIZES
1995
First Prize
First Chapter Fiction
Huddersfield Authors' Circle

2010
First Prize
Nikki Barker  Competition - story
Scarborough Writers' Circle

2011
First Prize
Arthur Hastings Competition -non-fiction
Scarborough Writers' Circle

2012
First prize
Leslie Richards Competition -fiction
Scarborough Writers' Circle

2012
First Prize
Nikki Barker  Competition - story
Scarborough Writers' Circle

2013
First Prize
Arthur Hastings Competition -fiction
Scarborough Writers' Circle

2014
First Prize
Grace Bingham Competition -fiction
Scarborough Writers' Circle


My Newspaper and Magazine Articles

MAGAZINE & NEWSPAPER ARTICLES
TITLE
YEAR
volume &PAGES
VOLUME TITLE
PUBLISHER
1
Larner S
Speakers in a class of their own -1
1993
thursday 13/5/93, p4
Wharfedale and Airedale Observer
Bradford Newspapers
2
Larner S
Speakers in a class of their own -2
1993
thursday 13/5/93, p4
The Ilkley Gazette
Bradford Newspapers
3
Larner S
Firework remains
1993
08/11/1993
Huddersfield Examiner
Huddersfield Newspapers Ltd
4
Larner S
In defence of Louise Walker
1993
October
Huddersfield Examiner
Huddersfield Newspapers Ltd
5
Larner S (as Rosie Larner)
all in order
1993
13/10/1993
Bella
H Bauer
6
Larner S
Examining the examiner
1993
16/09/1993
Huddersfield Examiner
Huddersfield Newspapers Ltd
7
Larner S
Beefburper
1993
15/03/1993
Chat
IPC Magazines Ltd
8
Larner S
Training on taking the strain
1994
01/08/2003
Huddersfield Examiner
Huddersfield Newspapers Ltd
9
Larner S
Plunge perfect
1994
04/05/1994
Bella
H Bauer
10
Larner S
Coping with Disability
1994
self
Younger Disabled Unit, withington Hospital, Manchester UK.
11
Larner S
Have a Calm Test
1995
August, p18-19
Learner Driver
Countrywide periodicals
12
Larner S
Coping with stress in a motor car
1995
October, p14-15
Learner Driver
Countrywide periodicals
13
Larner S
Open secret
1995
02/02/1995
Health Service Journal
MacMillan
14
Larner S
 Tips for Accident Prone Drivers
1995
 December 1995/ January 1996
Learner Driver
Countrywide periodicals
15
Larner S
Older Learners can become the safest drivers on the road
1995
 December 1995/ January 1996
Learner Driver
Countrywide periodicals
16
Larner S
Name game
1996
03/06/1996
Huddersfield Examiner
Huddersfield Newspapers Ltd
17
Larner S
The Write Stuff: two reader's queries answered
1996
Dec/Jan 1996/97
XL
Affinity  Publishing Ltd
18
Larner S
Winter cheer
1997
27/01/1997
Huddersfield Examiner
Huddersfield Newspapers Ltd
19
Larner S
Mental Workout
1997
Feb/March1997
XL
EMAP  Metro Ltd
20
Larner S
Patience for the patients
1997
17/02/1997
Huddersfield Examiner
Huddersfield Newspapers Ltd
21
Larner S
Stress  control
1997
26/02/1997
Huddersfield Examiner
Huddersfield Newspapers Ltd
22
Larner S
Road hogs
1997
04/03/1997
Huddersfield Examiner
Huddersfield Newspapers Ltd
23
Larner S
Noise of life
1997
13/03/1997
Huddersfield Examiner
Huddersfield Newspapers Ltd
24
Larner S
Depths of despair: reader's q answered
1997
01/04/1997
XL
EMAP  Metro Ltd
25
Larner S
Comet vision
1997
25/03/1997
Huddersfield Examiner
Huddersfield Newspapers Ltd
26
Larner S
Nose job: reader's q answered
1997
01/06/1997
XL
EMAP  Metro Ltd
27
Larner S
inferiority complex: reader's q answered
1997
01/06/1997
XL
EMAP  Metro Ltd
28
Larner S
nervous presentation: reader's q answered
1997
01/05/1997
XL
EMAP  Metro Ltd
29
Larner S
Obsessive behaviour: reader's q answered
1997
01/05/1997
XL
EMAP  Metro Ltd
30
Larner S
Sleepless nights: reader's q answered
1997
01/05/1997
XL
EMAP  Metro Ltd
31
Larner S
nervous around women
1997
01/07/1997
XL
EMAP  Metro Ltd
32
Larner S
Scared of the sack
1997
01/07/1997
XL
EMAP  Metro Ltd
33
Larner S
Aeroplane anxiety
1997
01/08/1997
XL
EMAP  Metro Ltd
34
Larner S
Overcome defeat and win by losing
1997
18, p94
Fit Body
Fitness Publications
35
Larner S
One might expect
1997
17,part1,p117
Ageing and Society
36
Larner S
Battleplans to cut the risk of strokes
1997
30/9/97"Tuesday Extra section, p7
Huddersfield Examiner
Huddersfield Newspapers Ltd
37
Larner S
You like to watch, don't you?
1997
November 1997, p90
XL
EMAP Metro Ltd
38
Larner S
Why barristers turn into baboons
1997
November 1997, p60
XL
EMAP Metro Ltd
39
Larner S
Green belt threat
1997
03/11/1997
Huddersfield Examiner
Huddersfield Newspapers Ltd
40
Larner S
Play areas
1997
18/11/1997
Huddersfield Examiner
Huddersfield Newspapers Ltd
41
Larner S
Distant View
1997
25/11/1997
Huddersfield Examiner
Huddersfield Newspapers Ltd
42
Larner S
Villagers' case against new homes
1998
August 28th 1998
Huddersfield Examiner
Huddersfield Newspapers Ltd
43
Larner S
Abandon ship?
1999
July 20th
Huddersfield Examiner
Huddersfield Newspapers Ltd
44
Larner S
Message in the banknote picture
2002
16/01/2002
Huddersfield Examiner
Huddersfield Newspapers Ltd
45
Larner S
Scorched the stars'
2008
10/11/2008
Scarborough Evening News
Yorkshire Regional Newspapers
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