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 – Bold Strokes Books Writing Workshop
ALBW 2023 - Anne Lister Birthday Week - Bold Strokes Books Writing Workshop
Lesbian Romance 2023: Exciting New Book – Invisible
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 – Bold Strokes Books Authors
LGBTQ+ Pride events are so special - great music, lovely vibes, interesting stalls and most of all a wonderful community spirit!
Poetry: For Those Who Seek To Rule
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.
Surprise Yourself – Rhyming Couplets
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.
Queer The Shelves LGBTQ+ Book Festival
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 – Kitty Kat’s Book Review
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
Today I shaved my hair off. To see me, to know me, to own me, to free me. To be me.
Love’s Portrait – A Walking Tour
Real-life locations in the historic city of Leicester that inspired the fictional settings and scenes of Love’s Portrait.
Raymond Carver – Short Story Collection
Raymond Carver - The most disturbing of reads I find those works that meticulously describe the human condition in a state of poverty.
Kirsty Logan – Rental Heart & Other Fairytales
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 – Omnivore Bibliosaur Review
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
Best Lesfic Reviews Love's Portrait - The relationship between the two MCs grabs you and the chemistry is oh, so there.
Love’s Portrait – Bella to Ylva Review
This book pulled me in so amazingly fast I’m pretty sure I got reading whiplash. It was awesome.
The Lesbian Book Club – Author Interview
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.
European Lesfic Literary Conference
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
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 Magazine Review
Highland Fling Gscene Book Review - Wonderful engaging Lesbian Romance by novelist Anna Larner
Poetry: Writing is a leap of faith
Autobiographical poetry - Dickens' narrative - Writing Lives Together - Leicester University
Gay’s The Word & LFest: Champions of Our Words
Gay's The Word and LFest - Champions of our words, our stories, and the providers of sanctuary for our hearts
A Writer’s Creativity – Finding a Way In
A writer’s creativity sparks, igniting an imagined scene or character or dialogue. It is where the story begins.
Interview: Bold Strokes Books Author Jenny Frame
Jenny Frame interviews Anna Larner about her book debut Lesbian Romance novel Highland Fling.
Lesbian Lives Conference – Presentation Paper
Lesbian Lives Conference - Lesbian Love in Popular Fiction - Presentation Slides and Paper.
Carol Ann Duffy – Poems – Literary Crush
Carol Ann Duffy - Literary Crush - UK’s first female Poet Laureate. Open, engaged, and fearless defender of poetry, social justice and equality.
A Sonnet – On Reflection – Life Writing
LGBTQ+ Poetry - inspired by nineteenth-century life writing and the autobiography genre.
Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown
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 – Literary Crush
Virginia Woolf - Discovering the writing in the shadows of the writer.
DIVA Magazine Collection – Objects We Treasure
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 – Other Stories
Ali Smith, Literary Magician - her stories resonate way beyond the actual page - Literary Crush by Anna Larner
W H Auden – Literary Crush
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 – Writing Lesbian Romance
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 E M Forster – Literary Crush
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
Elizabeth Bishop - Reaching for the Moon. One Art. New Yorker. The Village
Silver Moon Bookshop – Iconic Women’s Bookshop
Silver Moon Bookshop - Anna Larner - We all have certain objects that we treasure that evoke cherished memories of moments, people, and places.
Nancy Garden – Annie on My Mind
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 – I Will Not Retreat
Epistolary poem form - Women's Writing in the Midlands, 1750-1850. Susanna Watts and Elizabeth Heyrick.