Sapphic Book Reading Challenges 2023 - If you love your Sapphic Books, where the 'girl always gets the girl', why not join in!
ALBW 2023 - Anne Lister Birthday Week Free Bold Strokes Books Writing Workshop : Writing Gender Non-Conforming Characters Past and Present. I'm delighted to be taking part in this workshop which celebrates diverse modes of sapphic storytelling and world-building.
Lesbian Romance 2023: Violet Unwin is convinced she is invisible. Overlooked by her adoptive family, her only solace is her uncle’s mysterious costume shop.
LGBTQ+ Pride events are so special - great music, lovely vibes, interesting stalls and most of all a wonderful community spirit!
Poetry by Anna Larner - For Those Who Seek To Rule - Ruling is not easy. It asks too much, too often, from us humans full of flaws.
Rhyming Couplets - Surprise yourself with your courage and resilience. Be wowed by your gutsiness, not to mention your brilliance.
Autobiographical Poetry by Anna Larner - I live my life upon a home-made raft. Much tested in the doldrum and the storm,this bravest of ships, this noblest of craft, hewn from wise words, life bent, and battle worn.
I appreciate how special weekends like Queer The Shelves really are, both for us as individuals and as part of an LGBTQ+ creative community.
Highland Whirl by Anna Larner is the third book I’ve read by this particular author and I’ve loved every one.
Today I shaved my hair off. To see me, to know me, to own me, to free me. To be me.
Real-life locations in the historic city of Leicester that inspired the fictional settings and scenes of Love’s Portrait.
Raymond Carver - The most disturbing of reads I find those works that meticulously describe the human condition in a state of poverty.
The Rental Heart & Other Fairytales - I was struck by the sensuality of the evocative language, the vivid images, and thought-provoking premise.
Love’s Portrait by Anna Larner - a satisfying mix of humor, family & workplace dynamics, opposites attract romance, and history.
Best Lesfic Reviews Love's Portrait - The relationship between the two MCs grabs you and the chemistry is oh, so there.
This book pulled me in so amazingly fast I’m pretty sure I got reading whiplash. It was awesome.
Lesbian Book Club - Fab time chatting about my latest book Love's Portrait with Clare Lydon. We also chatted about the craft of writing and the importance of never giving up.
Lesfic author Anna Larner delivers heartfelt lesbian and sapphic romances with depth and poignancy, packed with tension and scenes of breathless attraction.
Love's Portrait Book Teaser - Molly returned to her office, dropped her notes back into the bin where they belonged, and slumped onto Fran’s desk.
Highland Fling Gscene Book Review - Wonderful engaging Lesbian Romance by novelist Anna Larner
Autobiographical poetry - Dickens' narrative - Writing Lives Together - Leicester University
Gay's The Word and LFest - Champions of our words, our stories, and the providers of sanctuary for our hearts
A writer’s creativity sparks, igniting an imagined scene or character or dialogue. It is where the story begins.
Jenny Frame interviews Anna Larner about her book debut Lesbian Romance novel Highland Fling.
Lesbian Lives Conference - Lesbian Love in Popular Fiction - Presentation Slides and Paper.
Carol Ann Duffy - Literary Crush - UK’s first female Poet Laureate. Open, engaged, and fearless defender of poetry, social justice and equality.
LGBTQ+ Poetry - inspired by nineteenth-century life writing and the autobiography genre.
The most revolutionary thing you can do is to be yourself. These are the words of Rita Mae Brown author of the seminal novel Rubyfruit Jungle.
Virginia Woolf - Discovering the writing in the shadows of the writer.
I remember buying my first DIVA magazine in 1994, the year DIVA was first published. I remember thinking a whole magazine for lesbians, WOW.
Ali Smith, Literary Magician - her stories resonate way beyond the actual page - Literary Crush by Anna Larner
W H Auden showed me the power of personification as a tool for description - the art of bringing alive the inanimate elements of a scene.
Bold Strokes Books - put into the story what it feels like to long for someone, the uncertainty, the self-doubt, the tortured agony of it all...
Maurice by Forster, one of the first gay books I read at 17. With no language to express my longing, to find the words that spoke of it meant everything.
Elizabeth Bishop - Reaching for the Moon. One Art. New Yorker. The Village
Silver Moon Bookshop - Anna Larner - We all have certain objects that we treasure that evoke cherished memories of moments, people, and places.
Nancy Garden - Let’s begin, where I began, in the UK in the 1980’s, as a geeky teenager, standing awkwardly at the reception desk of my local library.
Epistolary poem form - Women's Writing in the Midlands, 1750-1850. Susanna Watts and Elizabeth Heyrick.